A fine American violin bow by John Bolander.

Stick:
Pernambuco
Frog:
Mountain Mahogany/Silver
Weight:
61.2 grams

John Bolander was one of the best of the early American bow makers. Bolander always used excellent pernambuco, but his signature making technique was that most of his bows are mounted in mountain mahogany. In 1969, Bolander published a book titled "Violin Bow Making" which was one of the first books dedicated to the craft of making bows by hand.

This bow is a typical example of John Bolander's work, and is branded just forward of the silver lapping with the serial number 1007. According to the Bolander archives, he made this bow in February of 1964. This bow plays exceedingly well, drawing a huge sound.