These Brazilian guys drive the country selling Brazilian made bows and violin wood from Europe. For violin makers like me, far from any European wood mill or US wood wholesaler, this allows me to pick through the wood before buying it, an invaluable service. Prices are on the higher side of average, but factor in to the costs and uncertainties of having wood shipped in and they are competitive. If possible, I always try to buy something to make sure that they come back.
I’ve had several different salesmen come by. This time it was A’tila de Freitas on his first trip out west representing L’Archet Brazil based in Wellington, Florida.