French bow maker Jean-Luc Tauziede (b. 1962) is a native of Anglet in Basque country in France. He studied cello before beginning his training in bow making under Jean-Francois Raffin in Paris in 1992. He also studied with Stéphane Thomachot.
In 2001, Tauziede was featured in The Strad for an extraordinary bow he made called "Le Souverain," which is elaborately decorated with 66 diamonds and a button fashioned into a crown of white and rose gold, and worth over $100,000.
Tauziede currently builds bows based on classical French models, as well as transition period and baroque model bows. His bows can be found in the hands of players across the globe.