Fine Bows inspired by French Masters
J.T.L fine bows for violin are inspired by some of the most highly-respected archetiers from the French tradition: Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Dominique Peccatte & Eugene Sartory.
This beautiful range of octagonal bows are haired with premium Stallion tail and feature fully ‘925’ silver mounted frogs cut from fine Ebony.
- ARCHETIER: Supervised by Master Luthier, Shuzhou, China
- STICK: Quality Pernambuco
- FROG: Fully Silver Mounted, Fine Ebony
- SLIDE: Mother of Pearl
- FERRULE: Solid Silver
- TIP: As original Archetier
- WINDING: ‘925’ Silver lapping
- GRIP: Leather
- SCREW: Silver, Ebony, Mother of Pearl
- EYE: Mother of Pearl (with / without Silver ring)
- HAIR: Premium Horsetail
- GUIDE WEIGHT: Violin 63g (variations will occur)
Dominique Peccatte, born 1810, was an apprentice luthier in Mirecourt, France and by the age of 17 found his way into the workshops of the master Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume. During his decade of working with Vuillaume, Peccatte studied with Jean Pierre Marie Persois and also met Francois Tourte – the maker whose ‘hatchet-shaped’ bow tip he would ultimately adapt to great effect.
Peccatte famously also taught and collaborated with Joseph Henry and Pierre Simon.
Peccatte bows were a little more sturdy than other French bows of the era, and although not quite as flexible as his peer’s creations, his weightier constructions allowed the musician to obtain greater volume and rich articulation, well suited to the concert halls of the time – and still in great demand to this day.