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.
Thank you for the wonderful bow! With the bow you made, I can pronounce the sound very clearly and I can make sound exactly same as I intend to make, I love the bow very much. Also I don’t need much power to make resonant sound, I can do it… with little power, that’s very nice for me too. I’ll play with it with great care and with great happiness. Thank you again for this supreme bow. Read more “Kei Yamamoto”