Eugene Sartory

Sartory BowEugène Nicolas Sartory (1871, Mirecourt – 1946) was an influential French archetier/ bow maker from Mirecourt, France. After having first apprenticed with his father, he went on to work in Paris for Charles Peccatte and Joseph Alfred Lamy (père) before setting up his own shop in 1889.

Dominique Peccatte

PeccatteDominique Peccatte (1810-1874) was an influential French luthier and bow maker. He was apprenticed in Mirecourt and later worked with Jean Baptiste Vuillaume. He is notable for adapting the "hatchet-shaped" type head — a model arrived at by Tourte — and is considered one of the most influential bow makers.

Nikolaus Kittel

Sorry, you have not enough rights to view this image.Nicolaus Kittel, fully Nikolai Ferdinandovich Kittel (1805 - 18 April 1868) was a Russian bow maker who until recently thought to be of German origin, and was known as the "Russian Tourte".

Joseph Henry

Henry BowJoseph Henry (1823-1870) was a French bow maker for string instruments. Henry studied with Dominique Peccatte and established his own shop in 1851. His bows are quite rare and sought after. They usually play well, but miss the highest quality of bows that were made by his teacher.

Gasparo da Salò (May 20, 1542, Salò - April 14, 1609) is the name given to Gasparo di Bertolotti, one of the earliest violin makers and an expert double bass player. Around 80 of his instruments are still in existence: violins (small and large), alto and tenor violas, viols, violones and double basses, violas with only a pair of corners, ceteras.