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CodaBow Diamond GX Violin Bow 4/4 Size

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12 Reviews

CodaBow The Diamond Collection: DIAMOND GX (Gold Level)
"Rare Jewel!..." - The STRAD Magazine
"Brilliant..." - STRINGS Magazine

The crown jewel of the DIAMOND Collection, the DIAMOND GX embodies the unrivalled marriage of timeless craftsmanship and industry-first technology. Designed for professionals, the GX offers performance once reserved for only the finest pernambuco bows.

Master makers and leading scientists have combined their lifelong experience to create a collection of bows that elegantly blend bow making’s time-honored principles with today’s most innovative bow technology.



CodaBow Diamond GX Violin Bow 4/4 Size

Ratings & Reviews

11/15/2022 1:58 pm

codabow diamond gx

The Codabow Diamond GX is a beautiful bow. It creates a full, rounded sound and is very resonant. It is a great bow for a price below $1000.

1/4/2022 3:04:00 pm

Very Nice Bow

"This is the best carbon fiber violin bow in all the world!! I love it!!"

7/3/2019 10:46:00 am

Beautiful, incredibly quality and balance

My teacher and I tried several different bows on my violin, and we both agreed, the Codabow was in a league of its own compared to all the pernambuco bows in this price range that we tried. This bow flows beautifully, is perfectly balanced, and draws a deep, rich sound from my dark toned violin. It is very light in the hand, but still able to draw a full, powerful sound. Even its appearance was beautifully crafted. I LOVE this bow, and despite previously being so set on a pernambuco bow, I am now a complete carbon fiber convert! =)

9/5/2018 2:43:00 am

Amazing Bow

I have owned this bow since December 2020. It is a fantastic bow. It has great response, is very stiff and very light. It makes me sound like a better player. The only disappointment is that it did not come in CodaBow packaging. It came in a plain white box. In addition, it came with rosin already on it and to make matters worse, it was tightened with tension in it. I thought perhaps this was just a fluke, but I read the same thing happened to a customer in another review on Shar for the Marquise bow.

Mallory Linehan
12/31/2017 9:37:00 am

Love It!

I love this bow! I've had it--and have been using it religiously--for about 2 years now. I've been looking for a wooden bow for the past few months, and it has been very difficult because, although the sound created by a wood bow is truer and more resonant, you have to go into the $2,500+ price range to find a bow that can even come close to doing all that this bow can do. If you are a serious/moderately serious student, I would highly recommend this bow because it is perfectly balanced and constructed. If you're serious about having the best sound and tone, go for a wood bow, but be warned that you have increase your budget to have a similarly technically efficient bow.

3/4/2017 1:48:00 am


Beware Shar will send you the bow in a plain white box, NOT Codabow packaging. Furthermore, they will have already applied rosin to the bow. I have no idea what rosin they used. AND the bow will come with tension in it as seen in the photos. I called Customer Service and they told me this is the way they ship their bows. As such, I have no way of knowing if I got a new bow or a used one. I would prefer to have an untouched bow in original packaging from the manufacturer without rosin already applied.

12/30/2016 1:02:00 pm

Excellent Composite Bow

I have been using my Diamond GX for years professionally and still love it! The bow has remained in my lineup since the day I bought it. The bow has a clean response and incredible articulation. It can also really project to give you a powerful sound like a soloist. I have no problems taking this bow outside, in the pit, or even in the hall!

9/16/2016 10:01:00 pm

I love this bow!

This bow is amazing!

3/28/2015 6:41:00 am

The Best

I've tried a few bows in my short violin career, but the CodaBow Diamond GX is by far the best bow I've ever held. It's very well balanced and has a very comfortable feel and weight to it. I've had bows that were heavy at the frog, which I didn't like. I've had bows that had a comfortable weight, but the stick was too thick for my liking. This one has everything I like, plus more. Even my private tutor, who is a professional violinist loves this bow and is even considering buying one.

7/1/2014 2:30:00 am

Very nice bow!

A professional violin player/instructor and I tried 5qty Diamond GX bows back to back both on her instrument from late 1700s early 1800s and mine from 2015. One Diamond GX out five was stellar on both violins, and could do it all! The instructor commented the GX selected was so effortless, and similar if not better than her GX purchased years earlier. My point with this review is not go and buy a GX, just try lots of bows even if the same make and model and have a professional as backup to verify your choice. Happy bow hunting??!! :)

1/4/2011 4:20:00 pm

Great Bow

Although my fine French bow is still my favorite, my GX is definitely the runner-up. It's a great bow and a bargain at less than $1k, and I love that I can travel with it worry-free. I also use it in outdoor concerts and at venues where I would hesitate to take a fine pernambuco bow. I've had mine for almost two years now, and I'm glad I bought it.

8/20/2009 11:29:00 am

CodaBow is a good buy

I have been playing for a year and a half now. I got stuck with a rental instrument and after purchasing my own instrument, I really surged ahead. After a few months, I became more and more frustrated with my tone, and began to wonder if my bow was the problem. At my teacher's suggestion, I went to Shar's website for information and finally to set up a bow trial. While I had some money to spend, I wanted the best bow I could get for the money. The more I read about carbon fiber bows, the more I realized that they would be a consistent quality, since the inherent qualities of making a natural wood bow can't be as consistent. When I read reviews that great players used them often as a second bow, it confirmed that they were pretty good bows. In my bow trial, I compared the Presto Impulse with the CodaBow Diamond GX. Both instantly improved my tone. The CodaBow weighs a few grams more than the Impulse and I could make a better tone with the CodaBow, perhaps because of this fact. Anyway, I kept picking up the CodaBow over the Impulse and chose the CodaBow to purchase. One last thing that may be of concern: I was storing both bows in the bow trial case they came in and with it being late fall here in Kentucky, the humidity was about 35%. Both bows had the problem where you couldn't back off the tension of the hair completely. Once I placed them in my humidified case, however, the hair relaxed enough to release the tension. The carbon fiber doesn't change with humidity, but the hair does, so it is still very important to store the bow in the proper humidity. My guess is that the carbon fiber is strong enough that the bow wouldn't warp, but I believe that the hair would suffer from lack of humidity over time. I wouldn't have been able to discern a difference in the two bows I tried without an extended period of a week to play with each of them, so the bow trial is a fantastic service! I ended up very satisfied that I had chosen the best bow for me and my budget.