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Bow Restoration and Repair

Ron Forrester
Ron Forrester, is the bow specialist at Rare Violins of New York. He employs traditional methods and tools to handcraft bows in accordance with the French tradition. When making custom bows, he meets musicians one-on-one to observe their playing and tailor his work accordingly. His bows are played extensively by concert artists and high-level students internationally. 
 
In addition to his work as a maker, Mr. Forrester provides bow restoration and maintenance services at Rare Violins on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. Services include bow rehairs, camber adjustment, bow straightening, and tip replacement.  Same-day rehairs are possible by appointment. Players interested to discuss a custom bow, should also make an appointment to meet with Mr. Forrester.