Millant bows

January 7, 2018, 10:19 AM · The Millant family was well known for their bow expertise, but I haven't seen much about how they perform in relation to other famed makers. Anyone got any insight on how they compare?

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January 7, 2018, 10:59 AM · Opinions on such topics can be quite controversial. If you're looking for a new bow, I'd try a bunch and pick your favourite.
January 7, 2018, 1:36 PM · The OP isn't asking about buying a bow. He's asking about characteristics of the makers.

I'd suggest also trying Maestronet's Pegbox forum, where the makers/dealers hang out.

January 7, 2018, 2:56 PM · I think the OP may just be asking curiosity questions about those bows, too, but then again, everyone interprets text differently.
January 7, 2018, 3:40 PM · I'm asking out of curiosity. Seems like they're the go to guys for bow knowledge in the 20th century, but does their own workmanship match their expertise?
January 8, 2018, 9:41 PM · The Millant family has some of the greatest bowmakers of the 20th century. Bernard was a great maker but because of his attention to expertise in the later part of his life, his output was small. Jean Jacques Millant was a primarily an archetier as you can read up on also made a wide output of very nice bows in the Peccatte model that are sought after by players.


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