P. W. Bryant

England, c. 1945 - 1955


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Model: Octagon Pernambuco with Silver Fittings
Weight: 136 Grams
Length of Stick from Tip (not including Screw): 26 3/4"
Playing Length of Hair: 21 3/4"
Comments: Percival Wilfred Bryant (b.1902 - d.1994) is known as one of the best Bow makers in England that 'never' worked for W.E. Hill & Sons. At the age of 18 he went to George Withers to apprentice in Bow making. Working at the Withers shop in London was August Hussen, a Frenchman from a famous family of Bow makers that taught Bryant. It is said that Bryant was the only British Bow maker ever to train directly with a French maker. In 1939, Bryant moved to Ovingdean (near Brighton) to start his own shop. He then developed a good reputation for making Double Bass Bows. Bryant's Frog and mounting style is quite unique. Despite being slightly long, this Bow is one of the best I have played.

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