Coen Engelhard makes wonderful bows in the South of France. The bows are made of locally sourced and abundant acacia wood. They have a nice articulation and produce a direct, focused sound, they are stable on the string and pleasurable to hold. They pair perfectly with Renaissance model instruments, but can also lend agility and a more appropriate sound to earlier repertory on a Baroque-style instrument. They are animal-friendly as well: a friend’s horses are happy to contribute their hair. But the proof is in the pudding– you must try them to get the feeling.
Coen Engelhard Renaissance Viol Bows