Cello bow by Garner Wilson

Cello bow by Garner Wilson

About Garner Wilson

Garner Wilson was born in 1944 and was one of the very last bowmakers to be trained in the Hill workshop. He joined the firm aged 16 and was trained by Arthur Bultitude and William Watson: his Hill numeral was number 12. Wilson left Hills in 1966, first setting up in Suffolk before moving to Dingwall in the Highlands.

Garner Wilson´s work can very much be seen as following on in the English Bultitude style: they are usually rather strong sticks and have large, bold heads. They are popular with players and represent a good opportunity to own a bow from the great twentieth century English tradition for a more affordable price.

About the cello bow

The bow weighs 77.7 grams and the octagonal stick measures 711 mm in length. The bow is silver mounted with an inlaid mother of pearl decoration to the button in the style of Fonclause.

How does it play?

This is a strong octagonal stick with lots of resistance. It draws out a big sound and would pair very well with a slightly more muted instrument.


The bow is in very good condition.

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