Of course!!!! I am enjoying your bow everyday! Few days ago I played with Mr. Onofri at the Concert in Tokyo!!! (Toshihiko was the member of the orchestra!) Enrico and I played with your Bows!!!!! I think ….my baroque bow made in ironwood. Please see the pictures of my baroque bow and classical bow! Thank you again for my great creator!
Hi Ralph, I got the bow and I´m already playing with it. The sound is very clear and stable, great to play fast notes but i’m still discovering more things. Thank you so much! Last tour I played also a quartet (Haydn) with Barry Sargent and guess he said why don’t you use one of my bows (transitional) and it was from you! I did like it but I would prefer to have one a bit heavier in the middle, well his bow is a violin bow so no wonder. Anyway i will be in touch.
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.
I just want to let you know that I’m very pleased with the bows you’ve sent and that the students are benefiting from their use. Their public debut will take place in February in performances of music of Mozart and Haydn. Thanks as ever for your excellent craftsmanship and service.
Dear Ralph, your bow has arrived safe! Thanks a lot, it’s beautiful, exactly as I wanted … You have read my thoughts! Today I spent the afternoon to try and seems made for my Pietro Guarneri … thanks really!
As early music ideas are becoming more mainstream, I am using your bow more often in the orchestra with my modern violin. In particular, last week for Beethoven #3 and this week for Beethoven #5! As conductors are taking Beethoven’s audacious tempo markings more literally, your bow allows me to play the fleet tempi with ease. Also terrific for later Baroque work, Mozart Opera, and Oratorios. It has literally been a career saver.
Whenever I can, I encourage colleagues to try my bow, to show them how they can maximize their efforts while protecting their arm.
I had the good fortune this weekend to be playing with Elin Gabrielssohn who had two bows of yours on trial. She has, as you will probably know by now, decided to buy one of them: I should like to buy the other.
I had, of course, seen a lot of your work – Enrico Onofri, Claudia Combs, Stanley Ritchie and others all use your bows…, but as I have always been happy with my Italian Ghirardelli, I never really considered looking for anything else.
I played for 20 minutes with the bow that Elin ‘didn’t’ want and I was taken.
I received the new bow on this wednesday.
It is Amazing!!!
I can play more warmer,more nature and richer for every note.
And, most surprised thing for me was,,,
I can play everything wherever of the bow!!!!!
It is miracle isn’t it !!???!!
It is really amazing.
I cannot possibly put my thanks into words.
I am very very happy.
The bow arrived today in safe condition, very earlier than ups scheduled date. At once, I tried it to play Abel, Bach and Telemann in finest sounds. I’m satisfied with excellent balance and whippiness for the weight of the bow and rich full tone. I do not have any thinking to return it. It will surely be one of my best favorite friends of music.
Just wanted to thank you for making that bow I recently bought! I really don’t think I would have had as much fun or played as well on my Mozart concerto a couple of weeks ago without it! It’s the first transitional bow I’ve ever had that really really feels comfortable.