Bows made by the illustrious workshops of W.E. Hill and Sons come in several grades: in New Zealand we commonly see four different stamps, from “H+S” and “Hill”, “W.E. H+S” indicating their second grade production through to their top quality bows stamped “W.E. Hill + Sons”, of which this is an example. The workshop stamp “3”, concealed under the hair at the tip, indicates that this bow was made by Albert Leeson, who worked at Hills from 1920 until his death in 1946. The strongly-modelled, octagonal stick has excellent playing characteristics, without any of the unsteadiness sometimes found around the balance point in lesser-grade Hill bows. An old stick repair at the heel has been professionally restored but the fact of it having previous damage prices the bow at a fraction of its value were it in pristine condition. The restoration is fully guaranteed by The Stringed Instrument Company.
Start sale price: $2,950.00
Bow weight: 61.8 grams