When one plays the violin,
one does not play just one instrument, but rather two—
the violin in one hand, the bow in the other.

Many players admit that the choice of a fine bow is more important than that of the instrument. My goal is to help each player find that bow that has often been described as a ‘magic wand’—a bow that is an extension of the arm, that is responsive, that draws out pure sound, and plays effortlessly.

Click the following pictures to view some of my latest handmade bows:

I am trained not only as a maker of bows, but also as a restorer. Much of my time is spent restoring and reviving bows that have been well played and well loved, but not well-maintained. I would be happy to advise you if you wish to consult me on any maintenance, repair, or restoration issues on your bow.

One of the main services that I offer is a mail-order option for bow rehairing, repairs, and restoration. If you do not have a strong and secure shipping box for your bow, I can ship one to you that is specifically designed to protect bows during shipping and can be reused many times. To order a shipping tube, please see the Shipping Tube order page.

It is my goal that every bow and every instrument that I work on will play better, sound better, and look better when I am done. It is also my goal to give you the best service possible when working on one of your bows or when assisting you in finding a new one.

The Bowmaker, An original oil painting of Joshua Henry by Salt Lake City Artist, Michael Bedard   (801) 967-7868

Please take some time to look through this website, and if I can help you, please do not hesitate to contact me with any interests or questions.

 

 

Pease note that I have moved my family and business to Purcellville, in Northern Virginia, about one hourís drive outside of the Washington DC and the Baltimore metro areas.

My phone number will remain the same, and the new address and directions are posted on the contact page, where you may send a message with any questions.

Thank You,
Joshua Henry