Mollard knows that beautiful woods deserve superb craftsmanship, and so each Mollard baton is lovingly hand-crafted from the finest hardwoods, especially selected for their warmth and beauty. The handles are polished to a lustrous high gloss. The wood shafts are finished in clear gloss or bright white, and the carbon fiber shafts are finished in brilliant pearlescent white. Our Lancio aluminum baton handles come in an array of stunning colors.
All Mollard batons are made in the USA from the finest materials available worldwide. If a material we purchased does not exceed our stringent quality control standards, we reject it. Period. We hand select the woods used in our batons, and we hand finish each and every component. During assembly, shafts and handles are carefully matched for weight and fit, then each newly-assembled baton is hand balanced using interior counterweights.
Our Lancio baton handles are machined to very tight tolerances from aircraft-grade aluminum stock. Mollard then anodizes and dyes each handle in brilliant colors. These are critical processes that take place within the Mollard shop.
Mollard is well known for creating many different baton styles, lengths and weights. There are Mollard batons suited for the smallest chamber ensemble, Mollard batons suited for opera or theater, Mollard batons made for military band field work; in fact, Mollard batons are used around the world in many different cultures with many different musical forces. And, every Mollard baton has that “floating” sensation coveted by conductors everywhere.