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CelloPhant Bow Hold Accessory - Cello and French Double Bass


The CelloPhant is a teaching aid that will help fix a cello bow hold in an instant!

If you are having trouble forming a correct cello bow hold, then this is the perfect cello teaching aid for you. Once installed on your bow, the clever elephant shaped device will guide your hand into the right position.

The rounded shape of the elephant encourages a curved hand whilst the grooves of the elephant help with finger placement. The Cellophant trains the hand to hold the bow correctly and naturally through muscle memory, thereby freeing the player to learn and enjoy other elements of string playing.

Another added bonus of the cellophant is that the added weight to the bow encourages better tone production.

We recommend using the teaching aid two weeks on and two weeks off repetitively until you see improvement, so that the player does not become completely reliant on the aid. Please see the video below on how to install the Cellophant correctly.

Invented by master string teachers Ruth Brons and her mother Martha Brons, the Things 4 Strings® patented bow accessories are award-winning products that have helped countless violin, viola and cello students shape and stabilise bow holds – moving beginning players to a functional bow hold in an Instant!


  • Beginners, young and old, enjoy the rewards of playing sooner, and progress though lesson material faster, because less time is spent on bow hold corrections.
  • Continuing players have found these accessories very useful for remedial work.
  • Therapists have found many special applications for players with physical challenges in their bow hand.
  • Things4Strings bow hold accessories are great for Suzuki violin, viola and cello students, traditional private lesson students, school orchestra programs, and self-learners. Universal-Fit, for all beginning players, ages 3 to 103!
  • Engineered with solid pedagogy - and FUN. All will love the cellophant colours available: blue, sparkly pink, classic grey, black and purple.
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CelloPhant Bow Hold Accessory - Cello and French Double Bass

Shipping information

Bows for Strings ships all products Australia-wide using Australia Post and our network of couriers for larger items.

Getting your new instrument or musical accessories to you as quickly and as safely as possible is our priority.

Standard parcels ship via Australia Post, and we offer free shipping for orders over $75 (standard cost is $10). Orders are fulfilled within 3 business days. Standard delivery times are 3-5 days. All instruments are professionally set-up by our workshop, and so fulfilment times for instrument orders are longer (please allow up to 5 weeks currently). Read more about our professional set-up here.

Want to get your order as fast as possible? We also offer an express post option which you can select at checkout. Items are sent via Australia Post Express and typically arrive in 1-2 days after your order has been fulfilled.

Larger items such as cellos and large cases require extra care and incur a separate handling and delivery fee of $75. Double Basses sized 1/4 also incur a separate fee of $125, and 1/2 and 3/4 Double Basses a fee of $225. These items are not applicable for free shipping. When ordering larger items to remote locations, or when ordering multiple larger items, there may be an additional delivery cost involved.

If you would like to discuss the postage of your item, please don’t hesitate to contact us at orders@bowsforstrings.com.

Click and collect:

Bows for Strings offers the option to 'click and collect' your order at our Glen Waverley showroom. Click and collect items are typically ready within 1 business day (instruments require professional set-up and are typically ready within 5 weeks currently due to back to school demand). If choosing this option you will receive an email when your item is ready to pick-up.

New Zealand Shipping:

We are pleased to offer international shipping to New Zealand! Shipping is currently available for violins, violas, strings and accessories - stay tuned for cellos and double basses. Shipping costs are based on weight and are calculated at checkout - smaller items such as strings or books cost $20, larger items such as a violin or viola cost $35. If you would like a heavier item (cello, double bass, etc) shipped to New Zealand, please contact us for a quote. Delivery typically takes 7-10 days, and fulfilment times are the same as listed above.

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