Links



These are a few links to various web sites of interest to musicians and bowmakers alike:

Pernambuco wood, Caesalpinia echinata is traditionally used to make fine modern-style bows.  However, this wood is being increasingly harvested in what some consider an unsustainable pace.  An organization called the International Pernambuco Conservation Initiative (IPCI) has been formed to help examine and work towards truly sustainable usage of pernambuco.

The American chapter of the IPCI at www.ipci-usa.org


My friend Don Reinfeld's very informative website on bows at www.drbows.com


The Musical Instrument Makers Forum at www.mimf.com


Violin Society of America at www.vsa.to


American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers at www.afvbm.com

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