Ralph Ashmead – Maker of Historical Bows


Baroque violin bow – Copy of Stradivarius Snakewood with ivory frog and button – early 18th century.

Ashmead historical bows are made from the finest available materials. They are designed in consultation with professional baroque and classical musicians, keeping within the historical framework of the day.

Visit the website to see samples of many modern and period bows, all hand-crafted by Ralph Ashmead. The information presented is intended to be used as a first step towards selecting the bow that most closely meets your needs.

Ralph Ashmead
P.O. Box 1411
Tuolumne, CA 95379