In the tradition of the great French archetiers, we are proud to offer these impressive bows of fine and outstanding playability. For the player seeking a strong bow with very warm sound, excellent control and fast response, but without breaking the bank, look no further! Easily comparable to European bows costing twice the price, these master-made bows are the finest Chinese-made bows we have yet found. Our bow expert and master restorer, David Crowder, has said, "These bows have excellent quality wood and are crafted to very high standards. The shape of the heads is refined, the fittings are installed with care, and the sticks are strong."
Beautiful, high-quality Pernambuco. Flexible stick of medium weight. Silver mounted.
Excellent pernambuco bow, ideal for intermediate players and beyond. Medium firm nickel-mounted stick, nickel-mounted ebony frog, wire grip. Medium weight and balance. Sweet, articulate tone with quick response. Flawless German craftsmanship throughout.
Stunning silver fittings and faux tortoise shell frog on this impressive bow! Firm stick is at home with the Dvorak Concerto as well as the Bach's Suite No. 1. This bow will help take any serious student or amateur to the next level of playing.
Bows from the Guy Laurent® workshop are amongst our most popular, serving the most demanding advanced students and serious amateurs. In the tradition of the great French archetiers, we are proud to offer these impressive bows of fine character and outstanding playability. For the violist seeking a strong bow with very warm sound, excellent control and fast response, but without breaking the bank, look no further! Easily comparable to European bows costing twice the price, these master bows are from the finest workshops in China.
A talented American maker, Raguse studied bowmaking with Lloyd Liu and William Salchow in the 1970s before establishing his own studio in Chicago from 1977 through 1996, during which time he won numerous awards in bowmaking competitions. Raguse takes great care in the wood selection, carefully choosing each blank based on its elasticity, density, quality and grain orientation before handcrafting it into a unique creation. For the past decade, Raguse has crafted fine bows in his studio on Michigan's Leelanau peninsula. An idyllic location to create these exquisite bows.