Marco Raposo Pernambuco Viola Bow


We have the chance to meet Mr. Raposo at least 2-3 times a year when he visits New York. We get to play all the bows that he brings with him and choose the best sounding us. Mr. Raposo is working very hard to keep alive the Pernambuco trees in his native country Brazil. For every tree that they cut, they to plant 10 new trees. Marco Raposo employs elements of both the French and German traditions in the manufacturing of its bows. The resulting hybrid production style incorporates the best of each method, combining subtle handwork with precise machine work. Thus the company's production philosophy is one of balance between traditional and contemporary production techniques.