is a fine example
of a French bow in the manner of François
Tourte. The stick is octagonal, and the head plate is covered with
walrus ivory. The nut is ornamented with mother-of-pearl and
silver, and the adjusting screw is made of silver.
In the manner of of François Tourte
Duncan, British Columbia
Pernambuco wood, silver, horsehair, walrus ivory,
synthetic whalebone, snakeskin
Die-stamped marking: "Reid Hudson"
A native of Toronto, Reid Hudson studied the double bass before
turning to bow making. He apprenticed under the celebrated Ottawa
bow maker Joseph Kun in the mid-1970s and opened his own workshop
in 1977. Since 1980, he has lived on Vancouver Island, where he
continues to practise his art. He has received numerous first
prizes for the quality of his bows in American and Canadian
competitions. Reid Hudson serves on the selection jury for Canada
Council grants to luthiers and other instrument makers.