Based on 10 Reviews
Reviewed On: 04/23/2021
I was looking into upgrading my Presto Ovation violin bow for a Fiddlerman Pro, and then a CodaBow GX. To my amazement, I prefer the Presto over the Coda GX (lacking in clarity), and the Fiddlerman Pro was far more expensive, but no better in sound. I returned the Fiddlerman Pro, and did not buy the Coda GX. The presto (both violin and viola versions) will remain my primary bows. I am not into bouncing bow technique that much, but look for tone above all else.
Yes | 8 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 12/08/2020
The ovation bow do that the sound of my violin be a completely clear , it has a good or perfect weigh to someone need to improve your technique and it does that has a loud but manageable and pleasure. I use with a Carlo Lamberti Classic violin. It pairs perfectly with the violin, they both make a wonderful sound.
Yes | 7 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 05/17/2020
This bow is just as beautiful to play as it is to look at. It is wonderfully balanced, easy to handle, and very precise in its sound. Perfect for anyone who is in the process of switching from intermediate to advanced in almost every way. For me, I do prefer weightier bows. They give me a sense of security. If you like bows that have a weight to them, then this is for you! The weight give a wide range of dynamics, allowing students to hold a steady sound while also switching dynamics. I’ve been playing violin for more than half of my life, this bow is by far the best bow I have ever gotten without a doubt. It is truly worth the investment.
Yes | 26 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 01/10/2018
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.
Yes | 117 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 03/03/2017
I have had this bow for ten years and use it all day for teaching. Love it! Light weight but has a good tone. I even take it to gigs and use it with my nice violin. It competes with more expensive wood bows easily.
Yes | 200 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 06/28/2014
I got four bows through the in-home trial program (two wooden and two carbon fiber) and my teacher and I tried them out before deciding on this one. I am an intermediate player that really enjoys making music and wanted a versatile bow that was light enough to do different techniques with (that's why I went with the carbon fiber - they are lighter than wood) and made a nice, rich sound. I definitely found that in the Presto Ovation!
Yes | 769 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 01/23/2014
I am an adult amateur string player. I own Presto Ovation carbon fiber bows for both violin and viola. I use the Presto Ovation bows as theater orchestra pit backups for my good bows. The Ovations are strong, well balanced and have excellent playability. Most importantly, they are much more durable than pernambuco bows. If you play in theater orchestra pits, or high school orchestra, it is tough to find this quality of performance and durability for this amount of money. It is my personal opinion that the Presto Ovation may well be the best bow to buy for a violin or viola student who is making the transition from a three-quarter size to a full size instrument. Students who are physically large enough for a full size instrument already have the fine motor skills to handle a high quality bow. Saddling those students with a lower quality bow is just going to slow down their bow-handling learning process! My recommendation would especially apply to life-long piano students who decide to take up the viola in the eighth or ninth grade, so they can play in high school and college orchestras. I know several adult violists who started out as pianists!
Yes | 737 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 04/01/2012
I have had this bow for a year now, and I've been very pleased with it. It was a big improvement over the other bows I'd been using. This bow is responsive, light, and very well balanced for the price. My playing was markedly better within a few days of adjusting to the responsiveness of this bow. I don't think this would be good for a dead beginner. It is a good bow for a novice, advanced beginner, or intermediate.
Yes | 634 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 12/02/2011
My friend had recommended the bow to me so I just bought the bow as something to use for my new violin. It became my favorite bow out of 3 other I own and it is well worth the price. I highly recommend this bow for intermediate advance players.
Yes | 606 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 10/09/2009
I am still a student but the bow has helped me a lot in becomming better. I realy recomend this item. well balanced good price . great feel. and looks really nice as well
Yes | 609 people found this review helpful
Asked On: 11/16/2018
Hello Meadow! Full size viola and violin bows are approximately the same length, so you could use a full size of either. Viola bows can sometimes have a little more weight to them, so that would be something to take into consideration when making your decision. I hope this helps!
Yes | 60 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 01/23/2018
For more information on this bow, please contact our bow specialists at 1-800-742-7270 and we would be happy to help!
Yes | 256 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 08/02/2017
Hi Teresa! For stock information, please contact us at 1-800-248-7427. Thanks!
Yes | 112 people found this question helpful