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David Forbes cello bow, wood, #749

David Forbes cello bow, wood, #749

This bow is part of the 2018 Scond Annual Contemporary Violin Makers Expo 2018.

David H. Forbes makes bows in the French tradition for all stringed instruments. He also provides repair, restorations and rehairing. David started as a violin and bow maker in the early 1980s, and has specialized exclusively in bows since the early ‘90s with over 700 bows made. David trained with William Salchow in New York and Stephane Thomachot in Paris.

David is a member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers and served on its Board of Governors for two years.

David is also a member of the Violin Society of America and has been the Director of the Oberlin Bow Making Workshops for the VSA since 2005.

David’s awards include two gold medals in VSA competitions, and numerous certificates of merit from VSA competitions, the City of Paris competition and Manchester Cello Festival.