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Chase Cormier Maggiano

Washington Fine Bows is located in the historic Watergate complex, serving musicians in the greater DC, Maryland and Virginia region.

Tues / Wed / Thurs: 9am - 3:30pm

Monday & Friday by appointment



  • Rehair / repair service for bows for violin, viola, cello, and bass 

  • Consultation and sales for the discerning player

  • Importing assistance for the trade

As a luthier specializing in the repair and restoration of fine bows of the violin family, Chase serves professional musicians at the highest level through his company, Washington Fine Bows. His craftsmanship, attention to detail, and straightforward ways of doing business have made him a trusted resource for musicians in the greater Washington, DC region.

Chase is a lifelong freelance violinist with particular experience playing in Chamber and Musical Theatre settings. Opening his first violin business in college, Chase quickly developed a love for the bow. After becoming a father, he opened his own business focusing on bow rehair, repairs, and sales of fine bows. Under the tutelage of Master Bow Maker and founder of the Oberlin Bow Making Program Yung Chin, Chase repairs and consults on bows for the string quartet family for students and professionals.


Chase's first experience behind the workbench was in 1997 when he apprenticed in the workshop of Vienna based luthier William Moran. His love of fine bows started when he was studying Music and English at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Chase is honored to serve as a Board Member of The Alliance, which works to conserve Pernambuco and other precious species. Chase also serves a Mayoral appointment as a DC Arts Commissioner, is a board member of Sound Impact, and is a member of the Violin Society of America.

Chase donates a percentage of all sales to support the conservation of Pernambuco wood in Brazil. Learn more about this important effort at

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