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W.E. Hill & Sons Violin Bow with Tortoise Shell Frog London

SKU 20400-256-CSM


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W. E. Hill & Sons (1887–1992) was a London-based firm that specialised in violins and other string instruments, and bows. It was also known as William Hill & Sons or William E. Hill & Sons. Founded by William Ebsworth Hill at 38 New Bond Street, London in 1887, the name W. E. Hill & Sons built on a long family history of violin making going back to William Ebsworth's great grandfather, Joseph Hill. The firm soon gained a widespread reputation for excellence in repairs, making of instruments, bows, cases and fittings as well as instrument identification and authentication. Many fine craftsmen worked for the firm, and they were particularly famous for their bow makers, their work renowned for its character and consistency. 

This violin bow is stamped "W. E. Hill & Sons" on the stick and weighs 60.0 grams. It has a round stick of pernambuco measuring 745mm in length, has whalebone lapping, a leather grip, and silver tip lining. The frog is made from tortoiseshell, is silver-mounted with a Parisian eye, and a silver button. It is in excellent condition, and is sold with the original receipt. 

This bow has a strong stick, with an incredibly smooth and easily drawn sense of power. It has a readily accessible sautillé, and a ricochet that maintains power and bite even with longer groups. With a quick response and an even balance across all strings, this bow is most suitable to someone performing at a professional level. 

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