Concertmaster, San Francisco Opera
"I'm the happy owner of two John Greenwood violin bows. Throughout my career I've tried and played with innumerable fine and rare bows searching for my "ultimate bow." I can honestly say that John's bows are right up there with the very best I've played -- in every way. His bows consistently possess rich tone, agility, power, and beauty that is that is something special. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend bows made by John Greenwood, and I do!"
Associate Concertmaster, San Francisco Symphony
"My John Greenwood bow is my favorite bow. It feels great and draws a rich and focused tone from my violin. After years of alternating between my Guillaume Maline and Victor Fetique bows, I now use my Greenwood bow exclusively."
Assistant Concertmaster, San Francisco Symphony
"During my forty years as a violinist and 32 years as Assistant Concertmaster in the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, I have owned several fine bows by makers such as Dominique Peccatte, Joseph (Jacques) Henry, Lamy, Sartory, and Tubbs. However, the two bows I own which were made by master bowmaker John Greenwood give me more pleasure and satisfaction than those "big name" bows. I play my Greenwood bows in the orchestra and they exceed all of my demands for tone, clarity, and control. My wife is a professional cellist and she loves her John Greenwood cello bow, too!"
Principal Violist, San Francisco Symphony
"My Greenwood viola bow has been serving as my primary bow since I acquired it in Spring, 2011. It clearly surpasses my previous best bow made by E. A. Ouchard. The bow provides remarkable richness of tone, a strong yet supple feeling in my hand, and an exceptionally wide color palette. The versatility of my Greenwood bow makes it very at home not only for the technical challenges of orchestra playing, but also for my chamber music and solo concerts."