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Getting the Most out of your Bow

Get the Most Out of Your Bow

Tips that will help you maintain and care for your bow whether you're just starting out or an established professional.

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FAQs from Parents & Beginners

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Bow Concerns

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SHAR Fusion Carbon Composite Violin Bow

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

For years string teachers have told us that fiberglass bows are a durable and practical choice for active young students and their budget-conscious parents. But because they lack the finesse and handling properties of wood or carbon fiber bows, teaching bowing techniques can be difficult. We listened to our colleagues and set out to find a solution. The result is the SHAR FUSION student bow. Utilizing high tech composite of carbon fiber and fiberglass, the SHAR FUSION is strong and priced right. But best of all, the SHAR FUSION performs like much more expensive wood or carbon fiber bow. Try one today!

"When considering a new bow for their student, teachers and parents alike have expressed their desire for a well-constructed bow that doesn't compromise its playability and responsiveness. I'm happy to say this bow is an excellent option for customers looking for a durable and practical bow, without inhibiting a young player's sound and technique development. Immediately after trying this bow for the first time, I noticed how easily the violin responded to it."
- William Kaltz-Hall, Violinist, Contact Center Representative


Canadian rock group Article One (www.articleonemusic.com), combines pop-rock accessibility with the hard-driving virtuosity and honesty of an indie band. Here's what Article One's world-class rock violinist, Matt Piche', has to say about the Shar Fusion bows that he uses in his performances:
"The Shar Fusion allows me to express all the passion and intensity that Article One's music demands, without wilting or breaking. Sometimes our shows get a little crazy - the rugged Fusion bow stands up to abuse better than any wood bow, yet it plays like a good wood bow. It's ideal for demanding music-making."

The antique finish of the fine pernambuco hints at the playing characteristics of the sophisticated bow. Firm stick imparts a warm sound for demanding passages.

Bows from the Guy Laurent® workshop are amongst our most popular, serving the most demanding advanced students and serious amateurs. In the tradition of the great French archetiers, we are proud to offer these impressive bows of fine character and outstanding playability. For the violist 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 bows are from the finest workshops in China.

Presto® Impulse Carbon Fiber Violin Bow

Instrument: Violin
Level: Advanced

High Performance Bows for High Performance Players

You've worked long and hard to develop your skills and you have a repertoire of advanced techniques. You know what you want to express in your playing. Now, here is the perfect partner that feels your every impulse and responds in-kind. After three years of painstaking development and countless professional trials and tests, the new PRESTO® Impulse is born. Meticulous attention to every detail assures that the PRESTO® Impulse stands ready to accurately reproduce your every nuance, and nothing more. PRESTO® bows are only made with aerospace-grade fibers and resins. The engineering process guarantees longevity by eliminating "creep," a flaw in carbon-fiber manufacture that can warp a bow or diminish camber over time. All bows are thoroughly inspected, meaning only bows with the best craftsmanship are sent to our customers. Splendid tracking ability, superb control and a warm tone allow you to keep your mind, and your heart, on your performance.

When we set out to develop this new bow, we started with a list of "must-haves":
- The bow must feel alive and resilient, just like a fine-quality wood bow
- Weight and balance must be exactly like a traditional bow so that tedious re-learning of bowing techniques would not be necessary
- Each bow must conform to strict manufacturing standards, for consistency; yet, within defined parameters, the blending of carbon resins must be such that a variety of sticks would be made available for audition. In this way, a skilled violinist is able to discover the perfect PRESTO® Impulse bow
- Each bow must be fitted and finished by hand, to assure proper operation and hand-feel

"The Presto Impulse bow is remarkable. I was amazed at the response, clarity and tone it produces. This is a serious endorsement from me, as I have always shunned carbon fiber bows due to their lack of an "organic" feel. This bow feels and responds like a first rate bow in many ways. It doesn't produce a buttery tone like a great Pecatte or Simon, but it's the next best thing. Congratulations to Shar on a wonderful achievement."
- Andrés Cárdenes
Learn more about Andrés Cárdenes PRESTO® Impulse endorsement

CodaBow Diamond GX Violin Bow 4/4 Size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Advanced

CodaBow The Diamond Collection: DIAMOND GX (Gold Level)
"Rare Jewel!..." - The STRAD Magazine
"Brilliant..." - STRINGS Magazine

The crown jewel of the DIAMOND Collection, the DIAMOND GX embodies the unrivalled marriage of timeless craftsmanship and industry-first technology. Designed for professionals, the GX offers performance once reserved for only the finest pernambuco bows.

Master makers and leading scientists have combined their lifelong experience to create a collection of bows that elegantly blend bow making’s time-honored principles with today’s most innovative bow technology.

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE DESIGN PERNAMBUCO TINT GRAPHITE DIAMOND WEAVE TECHNOLOGY KEVLAR ACOUSTIC CORE GOLD AND STERLING MOUNTINGS EUROPEAN (PAULUS) EBONY FROG WITH GOLDFISH SLIDE FIRST-SELECTION STALLION HAIR LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY

CodaBow Diamond NX Violin Bow 4/4 Size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Intermediate

CodaBow The Diamond Collection: DIAMOND NX (Nickel Level)
The Shared Vision of Master Bow Makers & Professional Teachers.

The shared dream of master bow makers and professional teachers, the DIAMOND NX offers advanced performance for serious players. Agile yet accommodating, the NX elevates advanced players to new levels.

Master makers and leading scientists have combined their lifelong experience to create a collection of bows that elegantly blend bow making’s time-honored principles with today’s most innovative bow technology.

ADVANCED PERFORMANCE DESIGN BROWN TINT GRAPHITE DIAMOND WEAVE TECHNOLOGY BLENDED KEVLAR ACOUSTIC CORE NICKEL-SILVER MOUNTINGS EUROPEAN XEBONYTM FROG WITH MOTHER-OF-PEARL SLIDE HAND-DRESSED HORSEHAIR 10-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

CodaBow Prodigy Violin Bow 4/4 Size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Intermediate

CodaBow Specialized Models: PRODIGY
Professional Characteristics at a Pre-Professional Price

True to its name, the PRODIGY delivers a gifted performance. Precision-engineered to provide select professional characteristics at a pre-professional price, the PRODIGY boasts exceptional performance for exceptional students. The dynamically balanced shaft offers off-string agility commonly reserved for high-performance bows while also providing the on-string forgiveness and comfort desired by young players. Available in 3/4 and 4/4 size.

ADVANCING PERFORMANCE DESIGN BROWN TINT GRAPHITE DIAMOND WEAVE TECHNOLOGY BLENDED KEVLAR ACOUSTIC CORE NICKEL-SIVER MOUNTINGS EUROPEAN XEBONYTM FROG WITH MOTHER-OF-PEARL SLIDE HAND-DRESSED HORSEHAIR 5-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

SHAR Frog Meister Demonstration Bow

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

Invented by Dr. Suzuki himself, this unique, short (14 inch) bow is used by violin teachers worldwide to help break young violin students of the common habit of playing only in the upper half of the bow! Because the bow is so short, it forces the player to position the right hand in the lower bow position. Great for brush-up practice even for advanced players. Full-size frog and head works perfectly for all ages and levels.

From the Peccatte head to the silver mounting, this bow is the picture of refinement. Fast and responsive.

Bows from the Guy Laurent® workshop are amongst our most popular, serving the most demanding advanced students and serious amateurs. In the tradition of the great French archetiers, we are proud to offer these impressive bows of fine character and outstanding playability. For the violinist 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 bows are from the finest workshops in China.

Presto® Impulse Carbon Fiber Violin Bow

Instrument: Violin
Level: Advanced

High Performance Bows for High Performance Players

You've worked long and hard to develop your skills and you have a repertoire of advanced techniques. You know what you want to express in your playing. Now, here is the perfect partner that feels your every impulse and responds in-kind. After three years of painstaking development and countless professional trials and tests, the new PRESTO® Impulse is born. Meticulous attention to every detail assures that the PRESTO® Impulse stands ready to accurately reproduce your every nuance, and nothing more. PRESTO® bows are only made with aerospace-grade fibers and resins. The engineering process guarantees longevity by eliminating "creep," a flaw in carbon-fiber manufacture that can warp a bow or diminish camber over time. All bows are thoroughly inspected, meaning only bows with the best craftsmanship are sent to our customers. Splendid tracking ability, superb control and a warm tone allow you to keep your mind, and your heart, on your performance.

When we set out to develop this new bow, we started with a list of "must-haves":
- The bow must feel alive and resilient, just like a fine-quality wood bow
- Weight and balance must be exactly like a traditional bow so that tedious re-learning of bowing techniques would not be necessary
- Each bow must conform to strict manufacturing standards, for consistency; yet, within defined parameters, the blending of carbon resins must be such that a variety of sticks would be made available for audition. In this way, a skilled violinist is able to discover the perfect PRESTO® Impulse bow
- Each bow must be fitted and finished by hand, to assure proper operation and hand-feel

"The Presto Impulse bow is remarkable. I was amazed at the response, clarity and tone it produces. This is a serious endorsement from me, as I have always shunned carbon fiber bows due to their lack of an "organic" feel. This bow feels and responds like a first rate bow in many ways. It doesn't produce a buttery tone like a great Pecatte or Simon, but it's the next best thing. Congratulations to Shar on a wonderful achievement."
- Andrés Cárdenes
Learn more about Andrés Cárdenes PRESTO® Impulse endorsement

CodaBow Diamond SX Violin Bow 4/4 Size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Advanced

CodaBow The Diamond Collection: DIAMOND SX (Silver Level) - "The Passport"
A Stunning Technological Tribute to History's Fine Bows.

A stunning technological tribute to history’s fine bows, the DIAMOND SX offers premium performance for professionals. Sophisticated and reliable, the SX is the ideal ‘touring’ bow for every professional artist and teacher. Never leave home without your Passport.

Master makers and leading scientists have combined their lifelong experience to create a collection of bows that elegantly blend bow making’s time-honored principles with today’s most innovative bow technology.

PREMIUM PERFORMANCE DESIGN NATURAL FINISH GRAPHITE DIAMOND WEAVE TECHNOLOGY KEVLAR ACOUSTIC CORE STERLING AND NICKEL-SIVER MOUNTINGS EUROPEAN XEBONYTM FROG WITH DIAMOND WEAVE SLIDE FIRST-SELECTION STALLION HAIR 10-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

Beautiful high quality Pernambuco, flexible stick of medium weight, silver mounted.

In the tradition of the great French archetiers, we are proud to offer these impressive bows of fine character and outstanding playability. For the violinist seeking a strong bow with very warm sound, excellent control and fast response, but without breaking the bank, look no further! Comparable to European bows costing twice the price, these master bows are from the finest workshops in China.

Arguably among the two or three greatest bow makers in history, Peccatte's bows are known for their great strength, tremendous power, warmth of sound and versatility. Peccatte was an innovator; heads designed by Peccatte have been called hatchet-shaped and have been copied by generations of bowmakers. Our Peccatte model, from the Guy Laurent workshop, is suitable for a strong player who desires layers of sound and powerful projection. Silver Mounted. 4/4 size.

Bows from the Guy Laurent® workshop are amongst our most popular, serving the most demanding advanced students and serious amateurs. In the tradition of the great French archietiers, we are proud to offer these impressive bows of fine character and outstanding playability. For the musician seeking a strong bow with very warm sound, excellent control and fast response, but without breaking the bank, look no further! Comparable to European bows costing twice the price, these master bows are from the finest workshops in China.

Stunning silver fittings and snakewood frog on this impressive bow! Firm stick is at home with the Bach Chacconne as well as with Paganini No. 24. This bow will help take any serious student or amateur to the next level of playing.

Bows from the Guy Laurent workshop are amongst our most popular, serving the most demanding advanced students and serious amateurs. In the tradition of the great French archetiers, we are proud to offer these impressive bows of fine character and outstanding playability. For the violist 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 bows are from the finest workshops in China.

CodaBow Luma Violin Bow 4/4 Size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Intermediate

The CodaBow Luma is ideal solution for any player seeking a highly-maneuverable bow that produces a fullspectrum of tonal color. Inspired by the strong, light facility and the rich tonality of bows by Voirin, Lamy, andThomassin, the LUMA is a few grams lighter than the CodaBow DIAMOND bows. A tribute to history’s pioneering makers and a testament to modern bow design, the LUMA delivers a truly enlightened performance.The elegant graphite diamond weave with brown tint, blended Kevlar acoustic core, nickel-silver mountings, Aero-design Xebony™ frog and first-selection stallion hair all set the LUMA apart. Includes CodaBow 10-year limited warranty.For 4/4 Violin

Baroque Violin Bow - Snakewood - 4/4 Size

Instrument: Violin
Level: Intermediate

Discover the Articulation That Only a Baroque Bow Can Achieve


At the suggestion of concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine, SHAR is pleased to offer players our new baroque bows. These are the same bows that are used by orchestras around the United States as part of Ms. Pine's program to bring baroque performance practices to modern symphony orchestras. The shaft and frog and made from snakewood, the traditional wood that has been used for centuries for such bows. Upon tightening, the camber (curve) of the bow is outward, which is the reverse of modern bows. Ms. Pine recommends that baroque bows require more tightening than modern bows, to bring out their desired characteristics, suggesting that they should be tightened just to the point of an outward camber. These major differences help produce the kind of "attack and release" in baroque-era music that is approached differently than in more modern performance practices.

Rachel Barton Pine, acknowledged as one of the world's expert performers and pedagogues of Bach's Sonatas and Partitas, is one of the very few artists that easily transitions from the baroque era to more modern music. Often playing baroque music on a violin with baroque setup, Ms. Pine also advocates for the use of a baroque bow even with a violin having modern setup, when playing baroque era music. The articulation and phrasing required in a more authentic baroque performance is much more easily attained with a baroque bow.

This bow is for violin. Similar bows are available for viola and cello.

Presto® Encore Carbon Fiber Violin Bow

Instrument: Violin
Level: Intermediate

PRESTO® Carbon Fiber Performance Series

PRESTO® Performance Series carbon fiber bows have gained a loyal following among players and teachers alike. Combining modern, strong, state-of-the-art materials with traditional handcraft, these bows are as impressive and beautiful to look at as they are to play. Agile handling, arrow-straight tracking and full tonal power are hallmarks of these fine bows. Decidedly stunning in appearance due to the open weave carbon cloth, these bows are far better suited for severe performance conditions than wood bows, including pernambuco. And, as the world's supply of expensive pernambuco wood disappears, PRESTO Performance Series bows deliver more performance for your dollar than any fine bow on the market today. PRESTO bows are only made with aerospace-grade fibers and resins. The engineering process guarantees longevity by eliminating "creep," a flaw in carbon-fiber manufacture that can warp a bow or diminish camber over time. All bows are thoroughly inspected, meaning only bows with the best craftsmanship are sent to our customers..

Silver mounted, open weave black carbon-fiber finish.

Beautiful high quality Pernambuco, flexible stick of medium weight, silver mounted.

In the tradition of the great French archetiers, we are proud to offer these impressive bows of fine character and outstanding playability. For the violinist seeking a strong bow with very warm sound, excellent control and fast response, but without breaking the bank, look no further! Comparable to European bows costing twice the price, these master bows are from the finest workshops in China.

Meinel Pernambuco Violin Bow

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

Experience the performance of pernambuco at a price you would expect to pay for a brazilwood bow! Flexible to moderately-flexible pernambuco stick, ebony frog with Parisian eye and three part button, wire winding. Available in 4/4, 3/4, and 1/2 sizes.

A Schmidt™ Brazilwood Violin Bow

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

A. Schmidt brazilwood bows are a good choice for young players. Offers better flexibility, response, and playability. Fully-lined ebony frog with Parisian three-part button, thumb leather, wire winding.

Presto® Carbon Fiber Violin Bow

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

Enjoy the benefits of a carbon fiber bow - laser-straight tracking, excellent control and unparalleled durability - all at a great price. The perfect bow to teach young players correct technique, the Presto bow is also used by many advanced players for outdoor or pit work, or as a backup bow. PRESTO® bows are only made with aerospace-grade fibers and resins. The engineering process guarantees longevity by eliminating "creep," a flaw in carbon-fiber manufacture that can warp a bow or diminish camber over time. All bows are thoroughly inspected, meaning only bows with the best craftsmanship are sent to our customers. Black with finished stick, ebony frog with Parisian eye (bass bows with pearl eye).

Meinel One Star Pernambuco Violin Bow

Instrument: Violin
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 craftsmanship throughout.

Klaus Becker Brazilwood Violin Bow

Instrument: Violin
Level: Intermediate

A German high quality brazilwood bow at an unbelievable price. A medium to strong stick with simulated whalebone winding and nickel-mounted ebony frog. An excellent bow for an intermediate player.

High quality bows representing the finest German workshops. Expert wood selection, artistic cutting, and a jewel-like finish are combined to produce these beautiful bows.

Do you need a new bow? Most players, regardless of skill level, eventually come to the realization that a new bow would be beneficial to their technical and musical development. If your current bow feels like it slips and skates on the surface of the string... if you have a hard time producing more than just a few tone colors... if your off-the-string bowings are noisy and hard to control, then you should consider trying different bows. Please call one of our specialists, all string players, to discuss the Shar In-Home Trial Program: 866-742-7270.

$1,450.00

Klaus Becker 3 Star World Violin Bow

REVIEWED ON: June 15, 2018

Intermediate Player

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reviewed by: Anonymous

After trying several bows in the under 5k price range, the Klaus Becker 3 star world bow was the clear winner for me without taking any price points into consideration. The bow I chose pulls a very strong and even tone at 62 grams with a slightly forward balance weight and tracks very well. The very helpful and friendly Shar staff are top notch. Highly recommended!

$29.99

Schmidt Workshop Violin Bow

REVIEWED ON: June 12, 2018

Lasted 6 months, but you get what you pay for.

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reviewed by: Parent, Anonymous

We ordered this bow for my son in early December; in early June we opened his case to see the white plastic piece that attaches to the wood tip had come unattached. We are ordering it again, though. Just so cheap!

$99.00

Meinel Pernambuco Violin Bow

REVIEWED ON: May 30, 2018

Don’t waste your money

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reviewed by: Student, VICTORIA LOEMKER

I bought this as a second backup bow. Stored it properly. Seldom used it. Ended up warping.

$46.00

Glasser Bronx Student Model Violin Bow

REVIEWED ON: May 12, 2018

Not a good bow for young violinists

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reviewed by: Teacher, ANDREA CLINEBELLE

I purchased this bow for my daughter's 1/10 size violin. I am a violinist and teacher myself and I do not like this bow at all. It is bulky and heavier than other bows. It is also much more difficult to turn the adjusting screw and I can already tell that the hair tension has been compromised after only 6 months of use.

$200.00

Klaus Becker Brazilwood Violin Bow

REVIEWED ON: May 05, 2018

My first "real" bow

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reviewed by: Parent, Anonymous

I played may years ago but left the instrument. I am now the parent of two kids in school orchestra, one on cello, one on violin. I have kept a family instrument, and old German trade violin that I inherited with a broken tailpiece and bridge more than 30 years ago, I took it to a luthier and requested it be made playable. New tail piece, new bridge and we were good to go, but I just had an inexpensive fiberglass bow. My kids wanted me to play with them - which is the most family funtime EVER - so I promised myself a new bow for my birthday if I hung in there and practiced daily for a year. This bow has made such a difference for me! My tone is greatly improved and I love the balance of the stick.

$387.00

CodaBow Diamond NX Violin Bow 4/4 Size

REVIEWED ON: February 22, 2018

Excellent value

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reviewed by: Teacher, JOSHUA DADEBOE

As of the writing of this review, I have not personally played with the CodaBow Diamond NX Violin Bow, but I have heard it, and my 9th-grade student liked it. I chose this as part of a set of 4 bows for an in-home trial, and it stood out. On his instrument, the improvement in sound volume, projection, and maturity was immediately noticeable to the listener. The student commented on how he felt he got more sound out the instrument with the NX with limited to no effort (a significant attribute of any bow/instrument combination). We ran it through the paces (scales, fast and slow passages, staccato, spiccato, etc.) and it was easily a top two performer in each category. The H.R. Wilhelm Premier Nickel Mounted Violin Bow we tried was also a great option and the closest in comparison to the NX. The NX currently comes in at $92 less (pre-tax) than the Wilhelm Premier and is a value I believe is worth every student's consideration.

$1,450.00

Klaus Becker 3 Star World Violin Bow

REVIEWED ON: February 08, 2018

student/amateur

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reviewed by: Student, KAREN KARSKI

I like this bow and recommend trials on several Becker bows to see which one best suits you and your instrument; the Beckers pull a big sound. I chose a viola bow for my violin--unusual but not unheard of.

$803.00

CodaBow Diamond GX Violin Bow 4/4 Size

REVIEWED ON: January 11, 2018

Excellent Composite Bow

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reviewed by: MATT DICKEY

I have been using my Diamond GX for years professionally and still love it! The bow has remained in my lineup since the day I bought it. The bow has a clean response and incredible articulation. It can also really project to give you a powerful sound like a soloist. I have no problems taking this bow outside, in the pit, or even in the hall!

$289.00

Presto® Ovation Carbon Fiber Violin Bow

REVIEWED ON: January 10, 2018

Excellent Bow

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reviewed by: Student, Anonymous

A bow that is lightweight and sturdy and can compete with bows of a higher price. It delivers a rich sound. However, after a while of using the leather grip began to break off.

$1,295.00

CodaBow Marquise GS Violin Bow 4/4 Size

REVIEWED ON: December 18, 2017

Very nice!

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reviewed by: Student, Anonymous

I have both the Diamond GX and a newly acquired Marquse GS. I will keep both as they each have their place. The Marquise is great with classical pieces. As with any bow try many marquise bows before purchase, to find the right one for both you and the violin.

$129.00

Presto® Audition Carbon Fiber Violin Bow

ITEM NUMBER: CPV126

Q. Hi, I bought a Presto® Encore Carbon Fiber Violin Bow some years back. Great bow, compared to the old one I had before! It needs to be rehaired and I can't recall what kind of hair it has on it. Can you help me? Thanks, Nell

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ASKED BY: NELL ALLEN

FROM: ASHEBORO, NC

ASKED ON: May 24, 2018

A. Hello Allen! All of our bows, including the Presto Encore, are haired with natural horse hair. I hope this helps!

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$129.00

Presto® Audition Carbon Fiber Violin Bow

ITEM NUMBER: CPV126

Q. How is this Presto model different from the other Presto bow models?

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ASKED BY: Anonymous

FROM: Pasadena, CA

ASKED ON: May 10, 2018

A. Thank you for submitting your question! The Presto Audition is the first in Presto's line of intermediate level carbon fiber bows. It will have a higher performance quality than Presto's more basic student level bows and will help students while they are developing new techniques.

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$129.00

Presto® Audition Carbon Fiber Violin Bow

ITEM NUMBER: CPV126

Q. Hi! Does this bow use natural horse hair? How does it pair with the Franz Hoffman Amadeus Violin? Thanks!

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ASKED BY: SU-SAN YIO

FROM: CLAREMONT, CA

ASKED ON: May 06, 2018

A. This bow, like all Presto bows, uses natural horsehair. This model, the Audition, would be considered a step-up bow for experienced beginners, whereas the Franz Hoffman Amadeus is an entry-level violin. It is more common to use this bow with a higher priced violin.

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$725.00

Marco Raposo Silver-Mounted Violin Bow

ITEM NUMBER: RV50

Q. What is the weight of this bow?

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ASKED BY: ANDREW WOO

FROM: SCARSDALE, NY

ASKED ON: May 03, 2018

A. Hello, Andrew. The RV50 Marco Raposo Silver-Mounted Violin Bows currently in stock at this moment are all marked with their weights, which range from 60 to 61.5 grams. Please call our bow specialists for more information at 1-800-248-7427.

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$149.00

Baroque Violin Bow - Snakewood - 4/4 Size

ITEM NUMBER: BVB50S

Q. What is the length of your snakewood bows, please?

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ASKED BY: MALCOLM MASTELLER

FROM: PLEASANT GROVE, UT

ASKED ON: April 19, 2018

A. The length is listed under the Features/Specs tab for this item.

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$660.00

Guy Laurent Pernambuco® 3 Star Violin Bow - 4/4 size - Snakewood Frog - Silver Mounted

ITEM NUMBER: VB47

Q. Have the breakage issues with this bow been resolved?

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ASKED BY: Jake Douglas

FROM: North Bend, WA

ASKED ON: April 19, 2018

A. The breakage issue of 3-4 years ago was immediately looked into once the pattern was discovered, and our bow experts worked closely with the maker to correct the issue soon after and remove the problematic bows. We certainly stand by all brands that we carry, and guarantee all of our bows against such defects with a 1-Year Warranty.

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$2,000.00

Steffen Kuhnla Pernambuco Violin Bow - 4/4 size - Silver Mounted - Buffalo Horn Stick

ITEM NUMBER: SK270

Q. Weight please

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ASKED BY: CARLOS JAQUEZ

FROM: HOLLYWOOD, FL

ASKED ON: April 15, 2018

A. Hi Carlos! Bow weights can vary slightly between sticks. We recommend that you contact us directly at 1-866-742-7270 and we'd be happy to provide more specific information regarding this bow. Thanks!

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$149.00

Baroque Violin Bow - Snakewood - 4/4 Size

ITEM NUMBER: BVB50S

Q. When do you anticipate that the Baroque Violin Bow will be back in stock? You mention a range of weights - is it possible to try three different weights of this bow in an in-home trial (low/medium/high of the weights you have available when they're available)?

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ASKED BY: DESSIE ARNOLD

FROM: COLUMBIA CITY, IN

ASKED ON: April 11, 2018

A. Hi Dessie! For more information on stock availability and in-home trials, please contact us directly at 1-866-742-7270.

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$149.00

Baroque Violin Bow - Snakewood - 4/4 Size

ITEM NUMBER: BVB50S

Q. What is the hair on these baroque bows? And what is the length? Also, there is no outward caber depicted, despite the text description. Can you add a full-length photo so we can see the entire bow at once?

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ASKED BY: Will Wilkin

FROM: Oxford, CT

ASKED ON: April 01, 2018

A. Hi Will! These bows are constructed with genuine horsehair. Please view the "Features/Specs" tab for overall length and playable hair length measurements. Thanks for your feedback regarding the images - we have added an additional product image which shows the outward camber of the full length bow achieved by putting the hair under playing tension. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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$600.00

Presto® Impulse Carbon Fiber Violin Bow

ITEM NUMBER: PI900

Q. Will one consider this bow tip or frog heavy?

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ASKED BY: Anonymous

FROM: FOREST HILLS, NY

ASKED ON: March 26, 2018

A. This bow is not considered to have a heavy bow tip or frog. The best way to get a feel for this bow is through our in-home trial program. Please contact us at 1-866-742-7270 to setup your trial today!

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