Jean Pascal Nehr, Marseille, France, 2019 Restonica
A silver and white gold mounted octagonal pernambuco viola bow originally engraved on the ferrule "restonica" by Jean-Pascal Nehr in 2019. It features 200 year old pernambuco and has exceptional tone and playing qualities. 71 grams.

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

 


Jean Pascal Nehr, Marseille, France, 2019 Restonica

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