Historical Bows

R.L. Ray Violin Shop is known for having fine bows of all caliber. Below are some examples of bows that are available or have been available through our shop. The task of matching a bow to an instrument and a player is a skill. All must compliment each other equally. At R.L. Ray Violin Shop we take great care to assist in this process regardless of the budget. A Guarneri and a Tourte won't make a 13 year old sound like Jascha Heifetz but the correct instrument and bow will make a 13 year old sound the best he can. We welcome the opportunity to help you become the best you can be.

 
 

Dominique Peccatte
 

Joseph Henry
 

Nicolas Maire
 

Jean Pierre Marie Persoit
 




"Grand Adam"
 

Étienne Pajeot
 

Claude Joseph Fonclause
 

Jean Dominique Adam
 




Joseph Voirin
 

Louis Simon Pajeot
 

Jacob Eury
 

François Niçolas Voirin