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In the past 26 years many musicians, both amateurs and professionals, have found their way to Jan Strumphler's workshop. Some remarks by satisfied customers:

‘There are legions of new bowmakers, but real talent is rare. Bows by Jan Strumphler are harmonious compositions of fine materials and talented craftmanship, producing tonal excellence.’
– Philip Cray, vioolbouwer in Bazel, Zwitserland.

‘I own a number of fantastic ancient French bows, but the sound of my violin have really come into its when I started playing with a bow by Jan Strumphler.
–  Caroline Strumphler, leader second violins, Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam.

‘I’ve been using Strumphler bows for a couple of years now: A beautiful copy of a Pecatte as well as a baroque bow. I can only say that both of them are of highest quality: they produce a rich and clear sound and do what you want them to – what more can you ask for?’
–  Thomas Demenga, cellist/componist, Bern, Zwitserland. Visit his website

‘I own a bow by Jan for a good many years, and so do many of my pupils. Why? Because they are very good, beautifully made, with lost of knowledge, understanding and love for his profession.».
- Peter Stotijn, Head Subject Teacher Double Bass Amsterdam Conservatory

   
Eeva Koskinnen concertmaster Noord Nederlands Orkest, 1st violin Utrecht String Quartet
Marguerite de Waal freelance alto violinist, violin teacher
Ge Bartman former leader cello’s Gelders Orkest
Rémy Baudet 2nd concertmaster Gelders Orkest
Thomas Demenga (Switzerland) cellist, composer (Visit website »)
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Jeroen den Herder cellist (Visit his website »)
Peter Stotijn hoofdvakdocent Contrabas Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Caroline Strumphler leader second violins violen Concertgebouworkest
Marieke Verkleij alto violinist, Jenufa Kwartet
Wilmar de Visser double bass player
Carolien Wagner Radio Chamber Orchestra
Frank Wakelkamp baroque cellist (Visit his website »)