W.E. Hill + Sons "H & S" silver-mounted violin bow
W.E. Hill and Sons became the most prestigious violin dealership in the UK from the late nineteenth century through to their closure in 1992. While they are rightly famous for their expertise in authentication, and for the high-quality violins handmade in their own workshops, it is arguably their bows which have the highest profile these days. This bow, made by Hill bow maker Arthur Barnes is graded “H & S”. It has a smooth, warm legato and a clean, elegant articulation. At 56.6 grams, it will suit a player looking for a lighter stick with a good response.