Pierre Guillaume bows

February 25, 2006 at 11:45 PM · Am curious about the work of archetier Pierre Guillaume of Brussels. Is anyone familiar with his work?

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February 28, 2006 at 01:12 PM · I tried some of Guillaumes bows. He is certainly one of the best archetiers.


February 28, 2006 at 01:42 PM · Hi,

I have only tried one that belonged to someone that I used to know. Beautiful piece of work esthetically, and a very strong sturdy stick.


March 3, 2006 at 03:53 AM · I found a few of his rather heavy and clumsy. Try an older French bow if you can afford it (for the same price you can probably get a decent Bazin, and Nurnbergers are a good economy bow if you're willing to go German)

March 3, 2006 at 10:28 AM · Where is Gennardy when you need him?

March 20, 2006 at 11:49 PM · Guillaume's bows are indeed very good. His school produces bows with the J. P. Bernard brand, and some Brazilian makers have also been trained by Pierre (F. Schaeffer, V. Schaeffer, & M. Perreira)

March 27, 2006 at 09:36 PM · I was in Guillaume's house in Brussels last week because a friend of mine needed a new bow. We tried some and finally she took one of his bows. It was quite stable, light and produced a warm and clear sound on her violin. I think Pierre Guillaume is a very good bow maker.

You can check his site: www.guillaume-archetier.com

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