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The Frenchman François Tourte (1748–1835) is for bow makers what Stradivarius is for violin makers. He laid down the standard for the modern bow and was the first to use Pernambuco wood, which gives the perfect ratio between weight, balance and flexibility.

Other famous bow makers from the past are, among others, Peccatte, Henry, Simon, Lamy en Sartory from France, Dodd, Tubbs and Hill from Engeland and Knopff, Nürnberger and Pfretzschner from Germany. Until the end of the eighties of the 20th century, hardly any specialised bow makers were to be found in the Netherlands. Mostly, bow work was done by violin makers.

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