Ole Kanestrom viola bow
Norwegian-born Ole Kanestrom resides in Port Townsend, Washington, a town affectionately dubbed the âMirecourt of American Bow Making,â where he has practiced his craft since 1996.
Kanestrom studied bow making under Charles Espey and continued his education in restoration and conservation of historically significant bows with former shop-mate Paul Siefried.
Kanestrom has won numerous awards for his bows, including Gold Medals for his viola and cello bows entered into the Violin Society of America competitions of both 2000 and 2002. His bows are owned by many of the worldâs top string players.