Rodney D. Mohr
Rodney Mohr has been actively making bows for over 35 years and is a member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers, where he earned the degree of Master of Bow Making. Mr. Mohr has produced nearly 1,000 bows, making him one of the nation's most prolific bow makers. As one of the country's leading restorers, Mr. Mohr also has restored a countless number of fine bows.
As past Co-Director of the Violin Society of America’s Oberlin Bow Restoration Workshop, Mr. Mohr has taught many students the fine art of repair and restoration. He has been a guest instructor at the North Bennett Street School in Boston and given demonstrations at the Chicago School of Violin Making, where he is an alumni and serves as a board member.
Mr. Mohr has won numerous awards in international competitions, including the Violin Society of America International Competitions and the Concours International de Paris. Mr. Mohr holds the distinction of Hors’ Concours by the VSA. His bows appear in such publications as Discovering Bows for the Double Bass by Christopher Brown and Wanderer Wonderer The Violin and Bow Collection of Bruce Babbitt by Bruce Babbitt.
Mr. Mohr has served as President of the Violin Society of America and bow judge, and President of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers.
Mr. Mohr's conviction for restoration extends into his personal life where he currently serves as Board Chair for the City of Ashland's Preservation Board.