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Characteristics of a Rolland Bow

“Creating fine bows is not a mere matter of craftsmanship, but a capacity to design into a unique piece of wood both responsiveness to a musician’s style and to the instrument. Each good bow is a sculpture in movement, a concept of embedded music.”
~ Benoît Rolland

Benoît Rolland’s background combines traditional apprenticeship under French Master maker Bernard Ouchard with musical training as a performing violinist. Both skills unite in bows that musicians choose for their exceptional playability and sound potential. The Rolland model has the traits and refinement of the historical French school, yet goes beyond classicism.

Collectors also find in them pieces of great worth, for the lines and materials congregate in a rare aesthetic elegance.







Gold mounted violin bow, 2004
(stolen and not recovered yet)







 

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