C5 Viola Bow

Product Code: MUS-C5VLABW

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The C5 is a stunning bow and will most probably draw the biggest sound ever from your viola. Combined with its sheer power and agility it makes it a perfect tool for every music and every occasion.

Traditional viola bows are sometimes not strong enough for modern strings and can be too heavy for a comfortable and fast playing. To solve this problem Müsing have made their viola bows significantly stronger. With a weight of about 62 grams they're also much lighter.

They safely catch the C-string in fast passages and provide incredible fast string crossings. Unlike many wooden bows their sound is neither nasal nor noisy, but clear, full and open.


Müsing bows are 100% made in Germany in a unique process from 3-D-woven carbon fibre and are the perfect replacement for endangered pernambuco and a major step up from simple carbon bows.

Carbon Fibre

The fibres of Müsing bows are braided seamlessly, resulting in a very uniform and smooth structure. Carbon is the perfect replacement for pernambuco wood which is protected since 2008. Compared to simple carbon bows, Müsing bows offer a crucial improvement when it comes to sound and play.

The Perfect Bow

When Müsing designed the bows for the violin family they did not only take reference from traditional bows. They want their bows to match the setup of today's instruments and 21st century strings, as the interaction between bow and string is the determining factor for the playability of the bow.


To achieve ultimate durability and reliability Müsing has developed a new stainless steel outfit. The winding, underslide and ferrule are all made from stainless steel, which will look great even after decades of intense playing. The button is cut from solid aircraft grade aluminium, as are the bearings that provide the mechanism with the most durable and easy function. The frog is cut from fine ebony, the slide and eyes from beautiful mother of pearl.

Ergonomic frog and button

Müsing is constantly trying to improve and to optimize its bows to adapt them perfectly to your needs. Thus, they have worked out an ergonomically optimized design that allows easier and more comfortable handling of the bow. Both, the Müsing C3 and C4 bows are each available in this modern design. Depending on whether you prefer to position your thumb in front of or inside the frog while playing, you might find the modern or classic shape of the Müsing Frog more comfortable.

~ Run by musicians, for musicians ~

Stringers has been supplying instruments, bows and accessories to students, parents and professional musicians since 1992. We're proud of our commitment to providing the very best service and offering the best quality, carefully chosen products, for our customers.

All Stringers instruments are set up expertly by our luthiers in our Edinburgh workshop and checked by our playing staff. This is a stand-out difference from instruments bought from non-specialist suppliers, and shops who simply import and sell instruments. Our setups really make the world of difference. Just take a look at our reviews to see how.

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We offer a part-exchange upgrade pathway for all Stringers brand instruments and outfits bought, with the exception of Standard and Pre-Owned Instruments.

Instruments, bows and cases must be in resaleable condition.

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