Choosing your bow:
How do you find that certain bow which will make your instrument purr and sing like it was always meant to?
A question with no simple answer! As an extension of the player's arm, considerations include comfort, balance, strength, agility, clarity and 'colour'; as well as that 'first Impression'.
Andrew describes his working relationship with Pernambuco, a wood only found on the Atlantic coast of Brazil: "This wood offers boundless possibilities in terms of strength, resiliance, vibration, feel and beauty... a most capricious material in terms of its ability to both frustrate and delight a bowmaker!"