Ashmead historical bows are made from the finest available materials. They are designed in consultation with professional baroque and classical musicians, keeping within the historical framework of the day.Within this site are samples of many modern and period bows, all hand crafted by Ralph Ashmead. The information presented here is intended to be used as a first step towards selecting the bow that most closely meets your needs.
Baroque violin bow - Copy of Stradivarius
Snakewood with ivory frog and button -
early 18th century.