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“I continue to serve musicians around the world and am happy to be working in a trade that is tremendously satisfying and infinitely challenging. I’ll never learn all there is about this fascinating craft, which ensures a never-ending interest in it.
Lee Guthrie

Lee’s interest in violins originated from playing old-time southern fiddle music. After acquiring training and experience in the craft of bow making Lee went on to achieve huge success as a bow maker. His bows are played by some of the world’s most successful musicians. His clients include Guy Braunstein, Concertmaster Berlin Philharmonic, and internationally renowned soloist Sarah Chang.

Lee’s intention when making a bow for a musician is to ensure the bow matches the player’s unique style and technique, and complements the tone of the musician’s instrument. Lee only uses the highest quality wood and materials.


The qualities of Lee’s bows that give confidence are those found in any fine French bow: strength, refinement, purity of tone, and superb craftsmanship. I would recommend them to any serious artist.
Steven Copes- Concertmaster, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Chair; former director, Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival.

I am absolutely delighted with Lee’s bow – superb craftsmanship and what a sound it effortlessly draws out from my violin (2005 Martin Schwalb, Vienna) I felt right at home with this bow almost from the moment I picked it up and the rich, creamy tone is a vast improvement from my old bow. It projects the sound wonderfully too. I have never enjoyed playing quite this much. Many thanks!
Alan Mc Clure, freelance violinist, Northern Ireland.

Partial Client List

Guy Braunstein, Sarah Chang, Steven Copes, Edward Dusinberre, Amanda Forsyth, Peter Howard, Pietari Inkinen, Leila Josefowicz, Jaime Laredo, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Sharon Robinson, Steven Stayrk, Peter Wiley, Pinchas Zukerman