After receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in double bass performance and music theory, American bow maker Eric Lane began studying bow making with Jon Crumrine in Atlanta and Reid Hudson in British Columbia. At the annual Oberlin College Bow Makers Workshops sponsored by the Violin Society of America, Lane furthered his studies with several of the world's most renowned makers, including Stéphane Thomachot, Eric Grandchamp, Klaus Grunke, and Rodney Mohr.
In 2002, Lane joined the staff of Reuning & Son Violins in Boston as head of the bow repair and restoration department. He is a member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers and the Violin Society of America, and has won several Certificates of Merit for Workmanship at various VSA and International Society of Bassists competitions.Round. Gold and ebony frog and button. 4/4