W.E. Hill + Sons "Hill" silver-mounted violin bow

SKU: S548

W.E. Hill and Sons made high-quality bows throughout much of the twentieth century and trained many of the English makers who dominated the trade after the Hill workshops closed. One of the seminal figures in this illustrious workshop was William Charles Retford, whose influence over the development and execution of the “Hill” bow was enormous. This violin bow is a fine example of Retford’s work, which is rarely seen in New Zealand. The round pernambuco stick and head have a slim, elegant profile, and produce a clean, clear sound, with good articulation. At 59.4 grams, the bow feels light and responsive in the hand.