Based on 9 Reviews
Reviewed On: 02/25/2019
It is well-balanced and has a nice professional fit and finish. I feel like it is worth more than the asking price. Will it get me to practice more? We'll see, but I think so.
Yes | 21 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 02/16/2019
Very nice now. A bit heavier than my last carbon fiber bow, which I like. A very good value.
Yes | 28 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 08/28/2015
Nice balance and weight! Fun to play with. Just what I needed. Not near as nice as a good wood bow for the tone, but fun to play with. Now I don't have to worry about my good bow getting damaged while teaching.
Yes | 472 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 09/24/2013
I love this bow, hands down love it. I bought it about 5 months ago, it is light and very easy to handle at fast speeds. However, I did have the wedge in my frog slip out. I noticed this about two days ago and have been using an old student bow we had lying around. Thankfully I have the 1 year warantee to rely on now that the Christmas season is coming up fast.
Yes | 529 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 03/18/2013
I haven't had long to use the Presto Audition Carbon fiber bow but so far I like it a lot. It's slightly heavier than my Brazil wood bow and I'm thinking that will be a good thing.
Yes | 496 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 03/06/2013
I use this bow with an NS Design six string electric cello. The bow is light, responsive, lightning quick, produces good volume, is impervious to weather changes and is indestructible. The tone is not what pernambuco proponents are used to, and that seems to be the major complaint against carbon fiber bows, but anyone buying carbon fiber bows should be doing so for their PERFORMANCE, and not because of the tone they produce. It is a compromise. I have several bows. A snakewood baroque bow, a pernambuco bow, an ipe bow and this carbon fiber bow. Granted, none of those bows are the thousand dollar variety, but the carbon fiber bow performs better and is far more responsive than any of my other bows. As far as tone, I like my ipe bow more. I think this bow is a great value, but it's not suitable for all applications (though it may be, depending on your instrument). It is perfect for me, because I am an electric player, and in the electric world we are less dependent on the tone of wood and more dependent on the performance of the gear. Still, I have friends that use similar carbon fiber bows (Coda Bows) and they swear by them. Some of them even going as far as saying they will never use a pernambuco bow anymore. In closing, I think this is a great value and a great performing bow. You just need to find the right application for it.
Yes | 505 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 04/21/2012
I recieved my Presto audition bow in the mail and it is stunning, it only took 3 days for it to arrive. It fits in your hand perfect and the weight is evenly distributed. It's slimmer compared to other bows and is long. It has a good balance of sound and is weightless. I highly recommend this bow and if you are having worries wondering if it's a quality bow, it is you get your money's worth.
Yes | 478 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 07/30/2011
cello teacher loves this bow
Yes | 406 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 01/17/2008
This is a really nice bow and a steal at $200. It isn't quite on par with my $2,000 B. Rolland bow, but it is impressive. Very strong and responsive, I use it often for orchestral playing, or when in a situation when I need to produce a lot of sound (gigs in loud places, etc). Highly recommended.
Yes | 594 people found this review helpful
Asked On: 05/31/2021
Hi Ken, thank you for your question! All PRESTO bows use premium grade horsehair.
Yes | 6 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 05/29/2018
Hello Berit! This bow is for a 4/4 size cello. We apologize for the missing information on our product page. The product description has been updated accordingly. Thank you!
Yes | 108 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 10/09/2017
Hi Dana! Yes, this is a full sized cello bow. The weight of the bow can vary slightly but it's typically around 80 grams.
Yes | 211 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 09/16/2017
Hi Dimitar! The weight of this bow can vary slightly but it's typically around 80 grams. Let us know if you have any other questions.
Yes | 217 people found this question helpful