JT Lamy

Joseph Alfred Lamy Viola Bow

SKU: TLBVA1

Handmade by Master Archetiers

J. Thibouville-Lamy ‘Master Archetier’ bows honour the expertise of the Mirecourt bow-makers of the 19th and 20th centuries with each bow blank selected from a coveted stock of the finest 20 year seasoned Pernambuco.

Each blank is first tested for resonance and elasticity using a Lucchi Meter, with only blanks achieving a rating above 5300 making the necessary grade. This grading process ensures that only the very finest sticks are selected for the very finest bows.

Bow frogs are cut from fine Burmese Ebony and hand-finished with ‘925’ sterling silver fittings; the grips are made of the softest leather and wound with ‘925’ Silver wire; and the bow hair is unbleached, Mongolian horsetail, prized for its thickness and strength.

  • ARCHETIER: Handmade by Master Luthier, Suzhou, China
  • LUCCHI: 5300+
  • STICK: 20 Year Seasoned Pernambuco
  • FROG: Fully Silver Mounted, Burmese Ebony
  • SLIDE: Mother of Pearl
  • FERRULE: Solid Silver
  • TIP: As original Archetier
  • WINDING: ‘925’ Silver lapping (with / without stripe)
  • GRIP: Premium Soft Leather
  • SCREW: Silver, Ebony, Mother of Pearl
  • EYE: Mother of Pearl (with / without Silver ring)
  • HAIR: Unbleached, Mongolian Stallion
  • GUIDE WEIGHT: Viola 68g  (variations will occur)