J. Thibouville-Lamy ‘Master Archetier’ bows honour the expertise of the Mirecourt bow-makers of the 19th and 20th centuries with each bow blank selected from a coveted stock of the finest 20 year seasoned Pernambuco.
Each blank is first tested for resonance and elasticity using a Lucchi Meter, with only blanks achieving a rating above 5300 making the necessary grade. This grading process ensures that only the very finest sticks are selected for the very finest bows.
Bow frogs are cut from fine Burmese Ebony and hand-finished with ‘925’ sterling silver fittings; the grips are made of the softest leather and wound with ‘925’ Silver wire; and the bow hair is unbleached, Mongolian horsetail, prized for its thickness and strength.
ARCHETIER: Handmade by Master Luthier, Suzhou, China
STICK: 20 Year Seasoned Pernambuco
FROG: Fully Silver Mounted, Burmese Ebony
SLIDE: Mother of Pearl
FERRULE: Solid Silver
TIP: As original Archetier
WINDING: ‘925’ Silver lapping (with / without stripe)