Eastman model 80 bows have all of the features of the model 60 bows, but are
made of more select pernambuco. I The selection process emphasizes straightness
of grain, uniformity of color, density, and strength, and absence of blemishes.
Handcrafted with great attention to detail, these are the finest nickel-mounted
stick of select pernambuco wood
ebony frog with genuine mother-of-pearl slide and Parisian eyes
silver wire or imitation whalebone grip
available in sizes 4/4 - 1/4
available in 4/4 size
available in sizes 4/4 - 1/2
Bow Tutorial: Pernambuco
Here is a
fact that some may find surprising: the wood we call pernambuco is a type of
brazilwood. It is usually considered to be the best possible wood for making
bows. The pernambuco tree is known to botanists by its Latin name: Caesalpina
echiizata Lain. Because this type of tree grows primarily in the Mata Atlantica
region of Brazil, which is in the state of Pernambuco, most people call the
wood pernambuco as well. Originally exported to Europe for use in dyes, it was
the wood of choice for most bowmakers by about the beginning of the 19th
century. Pernambuco trees are now endangered by overcutting, and conservation
efforts are under way.
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