A rack of bows for stringed instruments in the Quist Violin shop in Bellingham. Longer bows are for violin. Each has 200 horsehairs.
"François Tourte (1747–1835) was the greatest innovator in the history of bow making, and, almost incredibly, no changes of any significant magnitude have been made since his time. The bows of François Tourte are still, in 1975, universally acclaimed as masterpieces — they sell for about $3,000 at the bare minimum, and range upward into the realm of pricelessness."