A Violin Bow By Dudley Reed, N/E.
A mid 20th century American violin bow dating to the 1950’s from Gainesville, Florida based luthier, Dudley Reed. Whereas his instruments have achieved great renown and command professional quality valuations, he had significantly less training as a Bowmaker. Such as it is, the bow is relatively well crafted and only priced so modestly because Reed utilized a German factory frog for his handmade stick, a practice he adopted to provide well performing tools for those who could not otherwise afford them. Weighing 74 grams and rehaired shortly after the photos were taken. A great tool and competitive in its price range.