Japanese Archet Sonore Violin Bow
This violin bow was made in the Japanese workshop ‘Archet.’ The Archet workshop has been active since 1983. Archet pride themselves on having some of the finest quality pernambucco that is currently available anywhere in the world. Their bows are inspired by the master French bow makers such as Tourte, Peccatte and Sartory. They aim to not only understand, but to recreate the strength, beauty and rich tone of the famous French bows with Japanese techniques. The player is at the heart of every bow they produce and as such their range has been developed in co-operation with renowned performers and soloists all over the world. They aim to make each bow the perfect partner for the player with a beautiful blend between timbre, volume and playability. They have a large range of bows from ones that are more suited to the intermediate-level player to the top-quality soloist bows made by master craftsmen. Archet have been recognised around the world for their craftsmanship, winning various prizes and have received endorsement from well-known performers including Pinchas Zukerman.
This violin bow is stamped ‘ARCHET SONORE,’ and is one of the Archet workshops premium bows.
This bow weighs 61.5 grams & is made from carefully selected pernambucco. The stick is round & measures 741mm in length.
It has silver lapping and the frog is made from ebony & is silver mounted with a shell Parisian eye.
This bow has a flexible stick and excellent playability. It has been designed to convey various expressive sounds from full volume and a strong attack to the subtlest pianissimo. It has a fantastic level of control and expertly handles more complex strokes such as spiccato and ricochet. This bow would be suitable for tertiary level study and the advanced to professional level musician.
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