Hello to all,
I have read some discussions about modern bow makers in violinist.com but yet I have got some questions for those who have experienced great modern bows and compared them to the very best classical bows.
I have heard and read that some of the best modern bows are equal or even overpass in terms of playability the very best examples of Dominique Peccatte , Pierre Simon, Nicolas Maire, Etienne Pajeot, Joseph Henry, N.Kittel, F.N. Voirin and Eugene Sartory to name some.
I believe that some modern bow makers had opportunity to study in meticulous details the work of those classical makers mentioned above, which allows them to get comprehension of style and construction methods and to build their own conception of how to make a bow even better.
But I wonder how is the balance in terms of sound?
Is the quality of pernambuco wood the most important factor about the sound character which a particular bow will possess or that could be adjusted by thicknesses and camber?
Do the modern bow makers use pernambuco wood of a quality which corresponds of what was used in the past?
Does the sound of a bow "mature" with the time like it does the sound of a new instrument?
By unspoken rule the bow makers use their most attractive wood for golden mounted examples. Does the most attractive wood actually possess better acoustic and elastic qualities?
And at last, which modern European bow makers do worth a try?
I am looking forward to hear your insights!
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