Hello to everybody,
I have been following your discussion board for a long time and learning a lot about many things discussed here, also about bows.
Now that we have decided to buy a new bow to our son, (starting next year Bachelor studies), I would like to get worthy recommendations from you about what and where to look for it.
He has been trying new bows (included from Le Canu) and old bows, and he didn´t feel anything special till he tried a bow from Atelier of Maline, which liked him A LOT. He could not feel the same (easy to play, confort……) with the new bows. His teacher told him that it is better to look for an old bow from a luthier better that from an Atelier’s, thinking in selling it in the future. But those Vigneron, Thomassin.....were too light …or too expensive....and he has not yet found a old bow that one says: it is what I want. I have followed the discussion about workshops bows…but would like some more opinions about if it is really the best way to find a good stick.
So we are planning a trip to Paris to see the new and old bows in Raffin’s Atelier. Do you have any other suggestion about other ateliers in Paris with PLENTY of old bows? A problem is that the Ateliers and Shops where he has looked in Zurich do not have so many bows to try, hope it will not be the same in Raffin’s atelier.
We are looking for a bow below 10.000 euro, but if we find something really nice we could spend up to 12.000 euros. So what are your suggestions????
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