All of the materials used in the Arcos Gonzalez workshop are acquired through completely legal processes and, when necessary, bear international certification of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
These are samples of the antique bows that are on sale. Generally, they will bear a “certificate of authenticity” from an internationally recognized expert.
These bows are produced in factories, tend to have a beautiful appearance, are economically priced and some are even copies of renowned brands. They tend to be good for students for some period but tend to weaken because of the low quality materials used.
Most parts of a bow and the nut can be restored. However, only an expert bow-maker can do this to achieve the best results. Below, we provide some examples: