Maker and Restorer of Fine Bows
Michael J. Taylor
ne cannot underestimate the importance of a fine repair, unlike the term ‘restoration’
that has its definition within the improvement of the appearance of the bow. The word
‘repair’, however, misconstrues what a repair actually does; the word ‘maintenance’ would
be much more descriptive.
Repairs are a prime function for the continuing usability of bows. It is extremely
important that the advice given, and the carrying out of the repairs, is carefully matched to
the players requirements. I have had nearly 40 years experience in the making, restoring
and repairing of fine bows; no task is to big or too small.
Fine musicians require confidence at all times with their equipment. Faith in one’s
instruments and bows is a valuable commodity.
High quality work and service is a must.
Repairs can sometimes be expensive and unlike many restorations, from accidental
damage, can rarely be claimed on insurance.
Pricing must be sensitive to the needs of the player.