Bows made by Philip Brown

 

Philip first became interested in bow making whilst at college in the late 1980’s inspired by his tutor Roger Rose. Philip brings his experience of handling fine old bows like Dodds, Tourte, Mauchand and Tubbs to his making process. His bows are used by leading players across the globe and in many music institutions around the world.  He also buys and sells bows from the 18th/19th century. 

Ever keen to learn, Philip hosts leading bowmakers in his workshop which gives a great opportunity to discuss best practice and loves to attend bow making workshops at Oberlin and in West Dean College.  Philip was delighted to work on the Anglo-French recreation of the 24 Violins Of The Sun King with Philip making all the bows for the orchestra.  Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ETxgA3hG6M 

These are the principle models that Philip makes: 

For the Violinist:

Sonata violin bow in Snakewood, fixed frog – Extremely articulate and quick £1200 

Mid 18th century Viennese model with fluted stick, with adjuster£2,500 

Classical bow usually after brothers Tourte made with rare Amourette wood and mammoth ivory, 1780£3,000 

 

For the Viola player:

A sonata bow in Snakewood or Bloodwood Satine£1200 

Mid 18th century Viennese model fluted stick, with adjuster£2,500 

Classical bow usually after brothers Tourte 1780 made with rare Amourette wood and Mammouth ivory £3,000 

 

For the Cellist or Bass Violinist:

A fixed frog bow in ebony with blood wood frog – £1,200 

Mid 18th century English model Fluted stick and with adjuster – £2,500 

Classical bow usually after brothers Tourte either in Rare Amourette or Pernambuco with  mammoth ivory 1780 – £3,000 

 

There are other models available, please ask.  

 

Please get in touch With any Questions

If you want to get some more information about our Philip Brown Hand-Made Bows, or any of our other services and workshop get in touch with the team on 01635 35465 or alternatively fill out our contact form.