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2013 Musicora Exposition pernambuco viola bow made by Jean-Pascal Nehr. Gold mounted, 70 grams, effortless tracking, nimble and subtle playing characteristics with a modulable and radiant sound. Jean Pascal Nehr is a renowned living bowmaker who is a member of the founding class of the modern French school in 1974 studying with Bernard Ouchard in Mirecourt, France. For several decades he has operated in his workshop in Marseille, and also recently at CLAC, a Contemporary Luthier Art Collective workshop in Paris. He devotes himself to the creation of bows inspired by the French school of the early 19th century, in particular FX Tourte. His bows are in demand by the most discerning musicians and collectors worldwide, prized for their beauty and exceptional playing qualities. Awards: 1989 winner of the Mittenwald competition 1992 laureate of the manchester competition 1997 Milleur Ouvrier de France, Best Craftsman of France