December 3, 2015.
I recently sent 2 viola bows to the Wilder & Davis Luthier's/ Maker's Forum in Montreal December 5, 2015. We had a great time last year, sorry I can't make it this year, but rumor has it they are planning a future Maker's Foruum in Vancouver.
December 2, 2014. See you in Montreal!
Leaving soon for Montreal to attend Wilder and Davis Luthiers Makers' Forum, Saturday December 6, 2014. There will be an exhibition of instruments and bows, a free concert at 2 pm, and at 4 pm a discussion on the influence of the bow on the sound of an instrument. Should be interesting. Hope to see some of you there.
October 18, 2014. Introducing my new Travel Model Bow.
This is for all of my customers who have been requesting a stick they could travel with, hassle free. All the fine features of a regular Reid Hudson bow, this bow has a pernambuco stick with a silver tip facing (no ivory), and an ebony frog minus the mother of pearl inlay.
September 16, 2013. Violin bows off to Montreal.
Sending 2 new silver mounted violin bows to Wilder & Davis Luthiers in Montreal - one of which will be featured in their first Contemporary Maker's Forum, September 28th.
May 6, 2013. New bows to Spain!
Just sent 2 new Pfretzschner style German bass bows to Antonio Manen of Seccion Contrabajo in Madrid.
April 29, 2013: Tom Wilder selling gold REID HUDSON viola bows.
Tom Wilder of Wilder & Davis in Montreal is in Vancouver today and has just received two gold mounted REID HUDSON viola bows that I made in 2005. These bows are from the estate of a highly respected professional and are once again for sale.
April 29, 2013: Spring Cleaning
Website design changed to be faster and more responsive. Thanks Frank! (Great to have a son in the business.)
Jauary 8, 2013: Happy New Year!
The last of the short video series on making a violin bow,aptly named Finishing the Bow is now up on my Videos page. That's #10, and while I primarily made the series for my friends who are players, I am happy to hear from makers and my former students that you are enjoying them too.
December 7, 2012: Videos
2 new Videos, #8-Tip Mortice, & 9-Hairing the Bow, are up on my VIDEO page today, in the Making A Violin Bow Series. Only one to go, and it's turning out to be an even ten videos.
November 7, 2012: Mondomusica Montage
It's been a while since my last post,but Judy and I went to Mondomusica to help our old friend Peter Mach with his booth. Mondomusica is the annual stringed instrument trade show held in Cremona,Italy, the home of Stradivarius. If you haven't had a chance to attend, take a look. It's quite a party!
(More making the bow videos coming soon.)
November 15, 2011: Korea
Welcome Michael Seo as a new dealer of Hudson Bows in Seoul, Korea! You will find Michael's contact info is on the Dealer's page.
June 21, 2011: New Cello Bows
Dropped off three new cello bows at Kim Tipper's shop in Victoria today.
May 17, 2011: New Website and Barcelona Bass
New website is up!
Antonion Manen will be featuring a selection of my bass bows at his booth, Seccion Contrabajo at Barcelona Bass May 28-29, at the Conservatori Municipal de Musica de Barcelona. Follow the links for more information.