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.
We're excited to introduce these master-made bows from Steffan Kuhnla of Bad Bambrach, Germany. Having apprenticed with R. Messing, C.O. Durrschmidt and R.H. Leicht in the 1980s, Kuhnla became a master bowmaker in 1988 and has crafted outstanding bows for thousands of musicians since that time. The choice selection of pernambuco and Kuhnla's exacting craftsmanship produces bows that play effortlessly, speak with clarity, and reveal the full range of the instrument's tone.