Gary Leahy silver-mounted violin bow
Gary Leahy trained as a bow maker in Ireland with Noel Burke before setting up his own bow making workshop in 2005. His bows are largely inspired by historical French work of the late 1700s and early-mid 1800s, and he has won numerous prizes in international competitions. This bow is a fine example, cleanly and elegantly finished, and with excellent playing characteristics, a good steady legato, a well-controlled spiccato and martelé, and crisp articulation during string crossings. The tone is full but also clear and brilliant.