Coen Engelhard makes wonderful bows in the South of France. The bows are made of locally sourced and abundant acacia wood (Robinia Pseudoacacia). Acacia wood is is a sustainable alternative for the Brazilian hardwood normally used for bow making. They have a nice articulation and produce a direct, focused sound; they are stable on the string and pleasurable to hold. These bows pair perfectly with Renaissance model instruments, but can also lend agility and a more appropriate sound to earlier repertory on a Baroque-style instrument. But the proof is in the pudding– you must try them to get the feeling.
Coen Engelhard Renaissance Viol Bows
Cap de la Goutte
Camarade, Ariège 09290