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A beautiful, one of a kind silver and pernambuco cello bow by Ulf Johansson, formerly from the collection of a well known teacher in Sweden that has now retired, made in 2003. It is unique in that it is the only bow that Ulf has made with this "fin" design in silver on the frog. 82,8 grams, round stick of dark pernambuco, great tone, easy handling, with the feeling of an old French bow.
"What I love about Ulf's bows is that they simply and consistently play well on a variety of instruments with musicians. They stick to the string, have enough resilience in the stick that allows the player to feel comfortable. Its no coincidence that the former cellist kept this bow right up until they're retirement. It is a special bow that will soon find a happy home with another cellist for a lifetime!" -Thomas Yee
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Ulf was initially a student at the Scandinavian Violin Making School, Ulf decided to leave his studies to pursue a deepening passion for bows. Early tutelage under C. Hans-Karl Schmidt later led to periods of study with Charles Espey and Brian Tunnicliffe. Before pursuing fulltime bowmaking, Ulf worked for five years as archetier at the N. Nilsson Violin Shop in Malmö. Ulf's bows are in demand by leading players across Europe. His work has won prizes at international competitions and will be featured in 'The Great Contemporary Bow Makers of the 21st Century - Volume 3' by Darling publications. A devoted teacher, Ulf has taught bowmaking at Cambdrige, the Scandinavian Violin Making School and to apprentices, such as Eric Fournier and Jordan Scapinello in his studio on the family horse farm in the south of Sweden.