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FAQs from Parents & Beginners

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In Home Trials

Shar Music In Home Trial

Our Safe, Easy, and Risk-Free In Home Trial Program allows you to try up to 4 bows for a 7 day trial period.

Bow Concerns

Bow Concerns

We provide answers to some of your common bow concerns.

Guy Laurent® Workshop Cello Bow Round

Instrument: Cello
Level: Intermediate

In the tradition of the great French archetiers, we are proud to offer these impressive bows of fine and outstanding playability. For the player seeking a strong bow with very warm sound, excellent control and fast response, but without breaking the bank, look no further! Easily comparable to European bows costing twice the price, these master-made bows are the finest Chinese-made bows we have yet found. Our bow expert and master restorer, David Crowder, has said, "These bows have excellent quality wood and are crafted to very high standards. The shape of the heads is refined, the fittings are installed with care, and the sticks are strong."

Beautiful, high-quality Pernambuco. Flexible stick of medium weight. Silver mounted.

Klaus Becker® Pernambuco Cello Bow - 4/4 size

Instrument: Cello
Level: Intermediate

Excellent pernambuco bow, ideal for intermediate players and beyond. Medium firm nickel-mounted stick, nickel-mounted ebony frog, wire grip. Medium weight and balance. Sweet, articulate tone with quick response. Flawless German craftsmanship throughout.


R. A. Meinel Pernambuco 1 Star Cello Bow - 3/4 size

REVIEWED ON: March 03, 2015

Great bow!

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reviewed by: KILEY QUINN

Pros: Sounds great, perfectly balanced. I bought this to replace a much more expensive carbon fiber bow I had for a while, and I am very happy. I can play so much better now. Light and springy. Cons: The screw is a tad stiff. The only significant issue I have is that the hair isn't the best quality-- a bit wavy, which means I need to tighten the tension a bit higher than usual. I expect it will need rehairing soon and then I'll love it even more.


Klaus Becker® Pernambuco Cello Bow - 4/4 size

REVIEWED ON: August 31, 2010

A very good bow

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reviewed by: ROBERT JEFFERS

I have been using this bow for over 5 years and have found it to be very responsive and pairs very nicely with the Bianca cello.


J. M. Luthi Pernambuco Cello Bow - 4/4 size - Silver Mounted

REVIEWED ON: December 01, 2009

Very nice bow

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reviewed by: ROBERT CASANOVA

I had this bow for an in home trial. I liked the lighter tip balance. It has a clean attack with a rich tone. This is fun to play with quick responses. I gave it four stars and I consider 4 stars as very very good.


Markus Fischer Pernambuco Cello Bow - 4/4 size - Silver Mounted

REVIEWED ON: November 30, 2009


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reviewed by: Anonymous

One of the best bows I have had the pleasure to play. This was part of an in home trial, and I fell in love with this bow. Great balance, responsive, clean attack and it brings out the richness of the instrument.


L. Seifert Pernambuco Cello Bow - 4/4 size - Octagonal Stick - Silver Mounted

REVIEWED ON: December 08, 2008

I will never need another bow!

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reviewed by: Alexander Oharriz-Martinez

This bow is by far one of the best bows that I have ever owned. This bow has the ability to clearly and meticulously capture the sounds that one requires while playing. It is very lightweight, but allows a huge sound. I would suggest this bow to any very serious player.