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Certificates of Authenticity

Salchow & Sons certificates are cited by dealers, relied upon by auctions and trusted by musicians.

To protect the investment of your bow, a certificate of authenticity from a well-respected expert is highly recommended. Salchow & Sons continues to be in top demand from dealers, auctions and musicians. Certificates are signed by Isaac Salchow and backed by years of bench experience and academic study. Certificates cost 2.5% of value of the bow with a minimum of $500, and include a detailed description of your bow with quality photographs.

Bows are examined and photographed in our shop.

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"I have been going to Salchow & Sons for over eight years. I first went for their great bow rehairs, then repairs, and ultimately wound up buying and selling bows with their help. (I love the bow Isaac found for me so much!) I will continue taking my business to Salchow & Sons because..."
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Matthew Lipman
Concert Violist
"I have been a customer of Salchow & Sons since more than 25 years, and it is for me easily the world’s greatest bow workshop, combining outstanding workmanship (best rehair!!) with an expertise about bows second to none. Thanks to Isaac, who realized a crack in my..."
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Alban Gerhardt
Concert Cellist
"Salchow and Sons is simply the best there is when it comes to bows. Everything from appraisals to rehairs is handled with care and great expertise. The staff is passionate and knowledgeable, and they have empathy for clients every step of the way..."
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Zlatomir Fung
Concert Cellist
"I truly look forward to visiting Salchow's for any occasion! It's one of the great joys of the NY music scene and of course it's likely you meet any number of heroic musicians depending on when you show up! It's a shop that feels like a throwback to a different time, but of course, they are on the cutting edge of knowledge and technology in the field..."
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Eric Jacobsen
Cellist, Artistic Director of The Knights, Music Director of Orlando Philharmonic
"My relationship with Salchow and Sons began long ago when I was a student at Juilliard, bringing a bow I had been gifted- one of three bows William Salchow made for Sammy Mayes in the early 1970s- in for rehairs and maintenance. Over the course of a more than 30 year relationship..."
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Brinton Averil Smith
Principal Cellist Houston Symphony, Faculty Rice University and Aspen Music Festival
"I always make a point of stopping by Salchow’s whenever I’m in New York. They offer the best selection of bows around, impeccable repairs, and wonderful employees I look forward to seeing each time. I’ve purchased two bows from them in recent years and have had nothing but the most positive of experiences..."
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Helen Kim
Associate Principal Second Violin of the San Francisco Symphony
"I always look forward to my visits at Salchow and Sons. I have worked with Seth and Isaac for many years now, and I have always found their patience with me to be exemplary. We all know of Isaac’s exceptionally keen eye. What I have also found to be unparalleled..."
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Dan Carlson
Violinist, San Francisco Symphony

Insurance Letters

It's not just an instrument; it's a valuable investment. To your own benefit, it is extremely important to properly insure your bow.

We charge $20 for insurance letters.

Please note: We thank you for respecting the intended use of these letters. They are issued only for personal use by owners when insuring their bows.

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Sartory Book

Our Sartory Book project is the culmination of five years of photography and research into the life of Eugene Nicolas Sartory.  

We will show the evolution of his style through his work from 1889-1946, including every World Expostion he participated in, as well as bows with special dedications throughout his life.  The book is a joint venture by Isaac Salchow and Stephan Jansen.

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