Based on 7 Reviews
Reviewed On: 12/01/2020
The first one I had the frog cracked after 5 months. Shar replaced it and my daughter used it for another few months. I just took it out for my son to use and see it’s cracked in the same place as the first one. It’s never been stored with the screw tightened. It’s very low quality and disappointing.
Yes | 11 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 12/25/2018
These bows are junk! I’ve got a $10 Cecilio bow (wood!) and this one I got second hand. It feels cheap, it has no life in it. The only good thing about it is that the button is nice and sturdy. Not worth $10 let alone $45!
Yes | 90 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 08/17/2018
I really don't like these new Glasser bows for my students. There is a clear difference in the sound and feel of the bow from the previous Glasser design. It's a poor tone quality and does not feel at all like a wood bow.
Hello Kelli. I'm sorry you had a poor experience with your Glasser bows. These bows are not wood and are made of a sturdy fiberglass material. If you are interested in switching to a student level wood bow, I would recommend our Schmidt Workshop bows. Please let us know if you have any questions!
Yes | 67 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 05/12/2018
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.
Hello Andrea. I am sorry to hear that you've had trouble with your Glasser bow. We have a 1 year warranty on all of our products, so please feel free to get in contact with one of our customer service representatives to see if some of the problems you've experienced are covered under our warranty. They would also be happy to help you select a different model bow, if you were looking for something more light weight for your student. You are welcome to call us at 800-248-7427 or email us at [email protected]
Yes | 75 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 02/03/2017
I'm an adult beginner violinist, so I bought this bow as an upgrade from the bow that came with my starter violin kit (didn't purchase my starter kit from shar). All I can say is, "what a difference!" This bow is lightweight, holds to the instrument, pulls smoothly and looks nice. The rosin sticks to it and finally, no more "bouncy" bow. I'm starting to feel like I can learn with confidence now that my bow is moving nicely across the strings.
Yes | 230 people found this review helpful
The Glasser company has been in business for more than 75 years and consistently provides quality bows at reasonable prices. I feel these bows are especially helpful and durable for the young (unpredictable) beginners! This little student is 2.5, and she eagerly enjoys learning the basics of violin playing,including always rosining the bow first!
Yes | 188 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 10/17/2016
I purchased this bow for my daughter in size 1/2, then 3/4 later. For being a picky child, she did not complain about the bow at all. Now she just moved up to the full size violin, and she requested to have the same bow!
Yes | 210 people found this review helpful
Asked On: 10/17/2018
Hello Tiffany! These bows are standard violin bow length from size to size. I've listed the approximate lengths for each size below.
4/4 - 74.50 cm
3/4 - 68.00 cm
1/2 - 61.75 cm
1/4 - 55.50 cm
1/8 - 50.80 cm
1/10 - 46.75 cm
1/16 - 42.00 cm
1/32 - 37.50 cm
Please let us know if you have any other questions!
Yes | 69 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 02/02/2017
Hello! All of the bows we sell (including this one) are true horse hair. Brand new bows often do not make sound because they need rosin. We have created a Bow Care and Maintenace Guide, which explains the basics of bow rosining. Please follow the link to view the guide. If you have any additional question about your bow, please feel free to contact us directly at 1-800-248-7427.
Yes | 445 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 11/03/2016
Hi Beth! This bow is constructed of fiberglass and offers students a good alternative to wood bows, since it is more durable and will not warp. Fractional bows are shorter in total length and will have a proportionally smaller frog and tip. Thanks for your questions!
Yes | 289 people found this question helpful