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.
CodaBow Specialized Models: PRODIGY Professional Characteristics at a Pre-Professional Price
True to its name, the PRODIGY delivers a gifted performance. Precision-engineered to provide select professional characteristics at a pre-professional price, the PRODIGY boasts exceptional performance for exceptional students. The dynamically balanced shaft offers off-string agility commonly reserved for high-performance bows while also providing the on-string forgiveness and comfort desired by young players. Available in 3/4 and 4/4 size.
We are pleased to stock silver mounted bows from Marco Raposo. After extensive testing of the bows from the leading bow makers in Brazil, we have selected those from Marco Raposo as our choice. Each bow is identified with the master maker who created the bow. Pernambuco is graded along with playing qualities before it's considered to be the best for our customers.
Bows are selected for excellence in design and metal workmanship, stiffness, weight, color, balance point, winding, round or octagonal. Our selection of Marco Raposo bows will clearly represent consistency of high quality workmanship and playability. 4/4 size.
High quality bows representing the finest in German Craftsmanship. Expert wood selection, artistic cutting, and a jewel-like finish are combined to produce these bows that are as beautiful to look at as they are to play. Medium to heavy weight, excellent balance, solid feel, articulate tone, easy bounce and response.
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.