Linda hand selected this cello bow when at Rodney Mohr’s shop. It is a unique and very special bow. A copy of a golden period Francois Xavier Tourte cello bow. An octagonal stick made from an exquisite piece of Pernambuco and crafted in every detail a beautiful copy of an FX Tourte including the unlined frog.
Rodney has been making bows for over 35 years and has now made over 1,000 bows. This bow is his 1,021st bow and is stamped #1021 under the frog. His name is stamped forward of the lapping to maintain the look or an original Tourte at the grip. I played this bow side by side an actual FX Tourte and I find many similarities between them. Rodney's Tourte plays with the same broad, warm, tonal color and complexity. His is perhaps a bit more lively with more distinct overtones. The flexibility in this bow is great for the more classical style of playing. Wonderful for Chamber playing and will add rich pallet of tonal color to any cello.
Rodney has won numerous awards in international competitions, including the Violin Society of America International Competitions and the Concours International de Paris. Rodney holds the distinction of Hors’ Concours by the VSA. Rodney has served as president of the Violin Society of America and bow judge, and President of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers.
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