Putting on a silver winding on a beautiful N. Maire viola bow. Plays like a dream! 😌
40 years ago today...
Bushing an ebony frog for an Otto Hoyer violin bow using the Alberti jig which was designed by a genius. 🤓
Two Ames certificates ready for their owners.
Studying one of the many great offerings from @tarisioauctions.
A visit to Mr. Ames’ favorite auction house. @tarisioauctions
Mr. Ames catching up with Bruno Price after a very long day at the 2018 VSA Convention.
Rare Violin Exhibition at the 2018 VSA Convention.
Bobby, @clarviolins, & Eric having a great time at the 2018 VSA Convention.
A beautiful example of my dear friend, Bernanrd Millant’s early bows. The stamp underneath the winding is as crisp and clean as it gets. Plays like a dream. Available for sale! Get it while you can.
An extremely rare Voirin cello bow with its original 175-year-old winding & thumb grip. It doesn’t get anymore rare than this!
5 absolutely stunning Voirin cello bows getting ready for sale. FN Voirin at its finest!
Rarely seen! 7 pristine Sartory stamps which have been hiding under the windings since the day Master Sartory branded them on to the bows.
A lovely Gragnani violin, dated 1771 being offered for sale at Robert Ames LLC & certified by Jim Warren.
Regina Carter’s violin Hoyer bow just got a beautiful multicolored leather grip & some red hair. Very cool! . . . #quartet #chambermusic #stringquartet #stringinstrument #classicalmusic #classicalmusician #bowmaker #bowmakers #bowmaking #guangzhou #shanghai #beijing #china #tokyo #japan #taipan #taiwan #paris #france #berlin #germany #madrid #spain #newyorkcity #boston #philadelphia #chicago #sanfrancisco