Checking a violin bow

Bow rehairing

I offer a bow rehairing service for violin, viola and 'cello bows using only the finest hair. All you need to do is drop the bow off and I will do the rest!   

Bow restoration is also a service I provide and also the little things like a new lapping or thumb grip. 

I offer a bow rehairing collection and delivery service for orchestras, when collectively the players require a minimum of 8 bows rehairing.

The bow restorers/makers and rehairers that I outsource to are amongst the best in the country. Each individual job is assessed by me and carried out by the best bow restorer for that job.  

 

Bow Sales

I sell bows to suit all abilities, a selection of new and antique, and all are in beautiful condition. 

Whether you play violin, viola or cello, you are welcome to come and try.

Just book an appointment and you'll be amazed how a different bow can make your instrument sound.

 

Modern English Bows

I also sell beautiful hand made bows by the London bow maker Stephen Thomson.

Receiving tuition in bow repair from distinguished bow restorers Derek Wilson, Anna Tummers and Linda Grove, Stephen provided an in-house bow repairing service for J.P.Guivier.

Since February 2006, he has been self employed in south London, specialising in bow making and restoration. He makes his bows according to the English bow making tradition, but looks to French bows for his stylistic influences, particularly the work of Alfred Lamy and Eugene Sartory.   

Stephen is known for his exquisite workmanship and deep understanding of bow technology. This means that his bows are always in demand.

 

Violin Bows by Stephen Thomson

Judith Blackwell - Tel. 01289 304383   Mobile 07770 846148