Bow Maker
Marc Laberte

France, Mirecourt

Explore the legacy of Laberte-Humbert Frères, renowned for their exquisite bows crafted with precision and care. Led by Marc Laberte, the merger with Fourier Magnié in 1919 ushered in a new era of prolific output, attracting talented artisans like Eugène Brouillier and Louis Gillet. Discover the enduring reputation of Laberte bows, cherished by musicians for their reliability and performance, as we celebrate their rich contribution to the art of bow making.Read more

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Full Name: Marc Laberte


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Locally making

France, Mirecourt

Maker Background

Under the leadership of Marc Laberte, the company previously known as Laberte-Humbert frères underwent a significant transformation in 1919 when it merged with the Fourier Magnié firm. This strategic merger led to the expansion of the company's workforce, with a notable influx of talented violin and bow makers, including Eugène Brouillier, Louis Gillet, and Léon Somny, among others. Together, they collectively produced a vast array of instruments, marking a period of prolific output for the firm.

The bows crafted by the Laberte firm are typically characterized by round and sturdy sticks fashioned from high-quality pernambuco wood. Appreciated by discerning professionals, these bows are esteemed for their reliability and performance.

Upon Marc Laberte's passing in 1963, the reins of the firm were handed down to his son, Philippe Laberte, who continued to uphold the family legacy with dedication and passion. Sadly, the end of an era came with Philippe's passing in 1969, marking the official closure of the firm. Nevertheless, the Laberte name remains synonymous with craftsmanship and excellence in the world of violin making.

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