The first replica of Italian salterio sticks

In the course of my PhD-researches, I found several salterio sticks in the collection of the Museum of Musical Instruments in Brussels. Two pairs of those can be defined as Italian salterio sticks, as their construction corresponds with numerous Italian documents from the 18th century. After having analyzed the sticks in collaboration with the museum, the wonderful bow maker Martha Breit accepted to make the first 1:1 replica of those sticks. And she did a great job! These sticks not just changed my way of playing by their lightness (some weight just 1 gram!), they also sound marvelous on my instrument! Thank you Martha – you definitely helped my instrument to sound even better!!
Website of Martha Breit
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