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Herbert WANKA, born 1938, learned the craft of bow making between 1952 and 1955 in the Lehrwerkstatt für Musikinstrumentenbau (workshop for apprentices in instrument making) in Bubenreuth under the direction of Emanuel Schuster.

After completing the program there, he worked for a number of years as a journeyman in Gotthard Schuster´s well respected Bubenreuth bow making workshop.

Christian WANKA, born 1973, started his career as a bowmaker with an apprenticeship under guidance of his father in 1992 which he has finished in 1995 with the federal winner award in the bow making craft (highest national rating in the journeyman’s exam). In the connection he worked as a journeyman in his fathers workshop.

In 2000 he left the home workbench for a 6-month working stay at The Sound Post in Toronto, Canada. More valuable experience for his work he collected at a study seminar with the US bowmaker William Salchow, New York.

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