Bow Type: Cello Bow
Maker: William Salchow
Description: William Salchow was the first American to study the art of bow making in France. In 1959, he received a Fulbright Scholarship and traveled to Mirecourt, the cradle of French bow making, to learn the traditional style of the craft. He studied under Georges Barjonnet and Charles Alfred Bazin, both of whom came from a family of bowmakers.
When he returned to America in 1960, William founded Salchow & Sons. Over the course of his half-century career, he perfected his technique and became the leading American bowmaker and teacher. William’s grandson Isaac began working in the shop at the age of 19 and is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in French and German bows.
This bow is an excellent example of William’s work, mounted in Gold and ebony. Weight: 81.0 grams
Terms: This fine bow has been hand selected for addition to our catalog and is available for examination and trial. If you wish to inquire further about this bow, please contact us using the green button at the top of this listing or call 1-818-762-1374 during business hours.