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Baroque Violin Bow - Snakewood - 4/4 Size

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Baroque Violin Bow - Snakewood - 4/4 Size | BVB50S

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SHAR Price: $209

Sale Price: $149

Item# BVB50S

Availability: In Stock

About This Item

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.

Features/Specs

This Baroque-style Violin Bow Features:

- snakewood baroque shaft
- snakewood baroque frog
- top quality horsehair
- 27.5" overall length
- 22.75" of playable hair length

Warranty Info

1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with SHAR's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

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Customer Questions

Question by:

  • ELIZABETH FREELAND
  • N/A, IL

Asked On: 07/05/2018

How much does this bow weigh?

SHAR Answer:

Hello Elizabeth! These bows vary in weight from stick to stick and average about 42g - 47g. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at 800-248-7427. Thanks!

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Question by:

  • MALCOLM MASTELLER
  • PLEASANT GROVE, UT

Asked On: 04/19/2018

What is the length of your snakewood bows, please?

SHAR Answer:

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

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Question by:

  • DESSIE ARNOLD
  • COLUMBIA CITY, IN

Asked On: 04/11/2018

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)?

SHAR Answer:

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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Question by:

  • Will Wilkin
  • Oxford, CT

Asked On: 04/01/2018

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?

SHAR Answer:

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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