Based on 12 Reviews
Reviewed On: 10/17/2016
I recently purchased this bow for my daughter, but she does not like it. She finds it harder to play with, compared to the other bow in the same price range, R.A. Meinel Pernambuco. She likes the Pernambuco bow much better since it is smoother and easier to hold. She even likes the Bronx bow better, which is much cheaper than Presto Encore!
Yes | 245 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 04/08/2016
This bow pulls such a sweet tone from my Carlo Lamberti sonata! I found it easy to play with and beautiful to look at. This is a great bow for students who are starting to work on more difficult bowing patterns due to the fact that it makes a clean crisp sound without that harsh squeaking sound. I have also found it a very tough bow. I have dropped it several times on accident and it has been just fine! Great job Shar!
Yes | 337 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 03/06/2016
Shar's generous return policy allowed me to explore the possibility of having a good backup bow. At multiple times less expensive than my primary bow, I found the Presto Encore to have a very similar weight and action.
Yes | 322 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 04/01/2015
This bow is well balanced. The stick is perfectly straight. The hair is top quality. It didn't take much rosin to get the bow going. I usually have a time getting new hair to grab. The tone is great and I find that I never squeak like I do on other bows. This bow is as good as the Fleur Di Lis. The only problem I had was I had to rub pencil graphite on the threads to smooth out the screwing process.
Yes | 534 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 06/28/2014
I have played with this bow for two years now, and I really like it. It draws a good sound from my instrument, and is easy to handle. Over time, I have begun to use it more than my heavier, much more expensive wood bows. An added bonus for me is that I don't have to worry about using this bow for outdoor gigs.
Yes | 775 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 06/11/2013
I love this bow! I have searched for over five years for a bow. I really like the Coda bows, but I don't want to pay that much money, as I am a woodwind specialist for real, and have to buy reeds and stuff...so I was just overjoyed when I tried this bow! My oldest granddaughter (now 15) had a Presto at age 8, and loved it. When she outgrew it, she needed something in silver due to nickel allergy. At that time, Presto did not have anything available, and we paid through the nose for a silver-mounted bow that she never really liked. I remembered that she liked that Presto bow, and so I ordered one for me. It is the right weight, length, and properly balanced. I find it amazingly easy to use the whole bow for things that I just wasn't able to execute before. The bow stays on the strings without difficulty. I am hoping to see big improvements in my bow technique over the the ensuing weeks. Thanks so much!
Yes | 609 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 12/14/2012
A little heavy but good solid bow really draws out the sound from frog to tip. So, a value for your money.
Yes | 719 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 04/29/2012
This bow has it all. It clings to the string so well. This violin bow even plays wonderfully on my 16 1/2 viola!! It pulls a warm rich and powerful sound from the instrument. Plays wonderfully with any articulation; especially spiccato and staccato. HIGHLY reccomend this bow. Best bow I have EVER played with.
Yes | 611 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 02/12/2011
This is an excellent bow it pulls out a great sound !
Yes | 730 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 01/22/2011
I bought this bow a few years back, and found that it is such a wonderful bow that I am now currently saving to buy a backup of the same bow because I have gotten to where I don't like the feel of the heavier and clumsier bows.
Yes | 725 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 02/17/2010
. . . and then some. I received this bow as a freeby with the pruchase of my Carlo Lamberti Master Series violin. I shrugged it off thinking it would be basically a gift with purchase. Little did I know that this lil' number would be every bit as good as my W.Seifert purchase a few years back. Excellent, excellent bow and a very worthwhile purchase. If I was a bow maker, I would be worried . . . ?;^)~
Yes | 718 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 04/20/2008
This is a fantastic bow! Well worth the money! The one I have is 58.5 grams. A little light, and the balance point is nearer the frog. It makes it more pleasing to play with.
Yes | 713 people found this review helpful
Asked On: 01/04/2021
Hi Martin, thank you for your question. These bows average about 59g.
Yes | 10 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 02/18/2020
Hello Tierney! Once your bow hair starts to stretch, there is no way to reverse it, and that usually means it's time for a bow rehair. To increase the longevity of your bow hair, make sure to keep a dehumidifier in your case and keep you case closed when the bow is not in use. We really like the Boveda Humidification System, especially for very humid areas. Thanks!
Yes | 25 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 12/31/2019
Hello Dawn! These bows range on the light-medium end. There is enough weight toward the tip to keep them from being too bouncy, but they are still lighter than average for violin bows. Let us know if you have any other questions!
Yes | 25 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 12/07/2016