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Ron Forrester

Bow Maker

Ron Forrester is an American bow maker who works exclusively in the French tradition, creating bows entirely by hand using only traditional tools and methods. His years of experience working with some of the finest string players in the world have served him well in the execution of this highly specialized form. Ron is an elected member of The American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers. He apprenticed for seven years in New York City and later refined his craft, learning from several prominent French bow makers. He now creates his bows in New York City for players worldwide. Ron has worked with Rare Violins of New York as its on-site bow maker since 2008.