Matthew Wehling viola bow

Matthew Wehling viola bow
Catalog ID: N-VAB/4828

American bow maker Matthew Wehling received his initial training as a bow maker from William Salchow in New York before continuing his studies in France with Benoît Rolland. When in France, he was invited to join the workshop of Georges Tepho, where he remained for several years. In 2001, Wehling returned to the United States to work in Port Townsend, Washington - a major center of American bow making - where he collaborated with other prominent bow makers. Eventually settling in Northfield, Minnesota, Wehling established his own business where he currently makes and restores bows.

Wehling has won numerous awards for his bows, including five Gold Medals and several Certificates of Merit in competitions held by the Violin Society of America since 2006, earning the title of Hors Concours. In 2011, he won first prize for a cello bow at the Etienne Vatelot Competition in Paris. A regular contributor of articles for Strings, The Strad, and numerous VSA journals, Wehling was also among the bow experts chosen to contribute to the monumental reference book The Conservation, Restoration, and Repair of Stringed Instruments and Their Bows, published in 2011. Wehling’s bows are highly sought after by prominent string players around the world.

Round. Ebony and gold fittings.
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