August Rau

This octagonal bow with solid silver adjuster, from the 1940's, is a fine playing stick. It is on the more flexible side.

Charles Nicolas Bazin

This bow comes with a certificate by Salchow for the stick. The frog is not original.

H. F. Grabenstein Transitional

This is a transitional violin bow modeled after Tourte Pere by H. F. Grabenstein, a leading maker of period bows. The stick is of pernambuco and the frog is of mammoth tusk.

Hermann Prell

This bow by Hermann Prell is mounted in gold and has a tortoiseshell frog by Louis Bazin.

John Dodd c. 1825

John Dodd, often referred to as "The English Tourte," was one of the defining figures in early 19th century English bow making. After earlier work in Lambeth, Dodd worked in the Kew area of London, where he supplied bows to the Betts, Forster, and Banks shops, and also made his own bows stamped "DODD." He was one of the first makers to employ a bow stamp.

This viola bow is made of very fine Pernambuco, and is stamped "DODD" on the thumb side of the heel. it dates from the first quarter of the 19th century, with a frog and adjuster which were replaced later.

Marie Louis Piernot

This supple cello bow was made by Marie Lois Piernot for the Parisian shop of Leon Bernadel, and it bears the stamp of Bernardel on the handle. He had earlier worked with both Charles Bazin and Vigneron pere. This bow dates from circa 1925, and is accompanied by a certificate from the Parisian bow expert Jean-Francois Raffin.

Matt Wehling

Matt Wehling is a highly-respected American bowmaker who has received a great deal of recognition for his work, including First Prize at the Etienne Vatelot Competition and the elite 'Hors Concours' designation from the Violin Society of America.

Nicolas Simon

This bow is accompanied by a certificate from Jean-Francois Raffin.

Pierre-Yves Fuchs

Pierre-Yves Fuchs is a modern bow maker who works near Lausanne, Switzerland. Fuchs studied under Gilles Duhaut, Pierre Guillaume, and Benoit Rolland, and has won six gold medals from the Violin Society of America for his work, as well as awards from the British Violin Making Association and the Concours Etienne Vatelot. His bows are highly sought-after by professionals in both the United States and Europe.

This viola bow is mounted in silver, with a large pearl eye and an elegant silk and tinsel wrap. It draws a rich palette of colors, with a quick response and an easy spiccato.

Rodney D Mohr

Rodney D. Mohr has been active in bow making for over 25 years and is a member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers, where he earned the degree of Master of Bow Making. He has produced more than 800 bows and has restored a countless number of fine bows. Rodney has won 20 awards in international competitions. After winning his third gold medal with the Violin Society of America, he is no longer eligible to compete and has earned the title of Hors’ Concours. He was awarded his Hors' Concours Certificate at the 19th Violin Society Competition and Convention in Cleveland, OH on November 11, 2010. 

Additional information about his work may be found on his web site: