Lee Guthrie

Bow Maker

I have been making bows since 1990 when I attended the bow making session taught by Bill Salchow at the University of New Hampshire. Bill gave me a great start. Since 1996 I have attended the bow making workshop at Oberlin College and have continued to learn from colleagues. I have been able to place bows with players from around the world and have found this work to be both challenging and rewarding. My goal is to match the bow to the musician and the instrument and for the musician to be completely happy with my bow. I work with the musician’s particular needs to accomplish this. Using the finest materials available, these bows display excellent playing qualities and have the ability to produce the full, beautiful sound required by both soloists and orchestra members.