Son of the violin maker Roger Millant, Jean-Jacques was one of the finest and most influential 20th century French bow makers. Born in Paris in 1928, he was sent to Mirecourt for two years from 1946 to train with Morizot Frères. After returning to his father’s shop in Paris, he established his own business at 3 rue de Constantinople in 1951. He subsequently moved to rue du Mont-Doré, and then to 19 rue de Bucarest before his death in 1998.
His generally round sticks are influenced by Peccatte and branded J-Jacques Millant à Paris. Some are fitted with his own innovative two-part frog, which has not been generally imitated.
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