Marco Raposo’s bows are made in his workshop high in the mountains of Brazil, using a blend of French and German styles and techniques. The workshop has a commitment to sustainable harvesting of pernambuco wood, otherwise known as Pau-Brazil wood. In the wild, the species is an endangered tropical hardwood and has been the focus of much work by international luthiers and local Brazilian growers, who have discovered it makes an excellent planting companion to cocoa. Marco Raposo bows are made with wood harvested from the workshop’s own plantation. The tone produced by this bow is typical of good-quality pernambuco sticks—warm and characterful. The bow feels well-balanced in the hand and will suit an advancing student.
Start sale price: $1,750.00
Bow weight: 80.8 grams