George Rubino has been in the forefront of American bow making for over 40 years. His interest in the French tradition of bow making and his quest for knowledge facilitates his ability to make bows known for their fine aesthetic quality and capability to produce everything the music demands of a musician. Mr. Rubino studied bow making with William Salchow and was his teaching assistant at the UNH Violin Craftsmanship Institute for many years. He was appointed as a bow making and bow repair instructor for the UNH Violin Craftsmanship Institute in 1988. In addition to maintaining his own shop and working at the Institute, Mr. Rubino lectures and teaches workshops on the making/restoration of bows, frogs, and buttons, tool making, and machine operations in the United States, Europe, and Australia. George Rubino bows, and bows made by his students, are used by many of the finest string players worldwide.