Shar Fusion Carbon Fiber Cello Bow
For years string teachers have told us that fiberglass bows are a durable and practical choice for active young students and their budget-conscious parents. But because they lack the finesse and handling properties of wood or carbon fiber bows, teaching bowing techniques can be difficult. We listened to our colleagues and set out to find a solution. The result is the Shar FUSION student bow. Utilizing carbon fiber construction, the Shar FUSION is strong and priced right. But best of all, the Shar FUSION performs like much more expensive wood or carbon fiber bow. Try one today!
"When considering a new bow for their student, teachers and parents alike have expressed their desire for a well-constructed bow that doesn't compromise its playability and responsiveness. I'm happy to say this bow is an excellent option for customers looking for a durable and practical bow, without inhibiting a young player's sound and technique development. Immediately after trying this bow for the first time, I noticed how easily the violin responded to it."
- William Kaltz-Hall, Violinist, Contact Center Representative
Canadian rock group Article One, combines pop-rock accessibility with the hard-driving virtuosity and honesty of an indie band. Here's what Article One's world-class rock violinist, Matt Piche', has to say about the Shar Fusion bows that he uses in his performances:
"The Shar Fusion allows me to express all the passion and intensity that Article One's music demands, without wilting or breaking. Sometimes our shows get a little crazy - the rugged Fusion bow stands up to abuse better than any wood bow, yet it plays like a good wood bow. It's ideal for demanding music-making."
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@example.com
Ratings & Reviews
Not worth it
I got this bow to try out a new feel with the carbon fiber. This one lasted for the period of the warranty and then recently broke while I was applying rosin. The wooden piece inside snapped and everything came loose. Since it’s out of the warranty period there’s not much I can do at this point. Very disappointed in the life of this bow, but glad it didn’t snap during a performance. If you decide to try it, make sure you have a backup.
Not too thrilled
I actually bought this bow for myself. I am primarily a violinist and violist, have played professionally and have been teaching for 15 years. A year ago, I started teaching cello at the request of our local music store. I needed a new bow but couldn't afford much, so I decided to try this one. It is pretty harsh and difficult to get a good sound. I've tried other bows in the $300 or so range, and they were SO much easier. With this one, I have to work really hard to get a smooth sound. I know that it's cheap, but I want to say that I'm not as impressed as other reviewers, and I think that you'd be doing your students a disservice giving them a bow this hard to use.
Awesome back up bow
Don't be fooled from the price. This bow can perform as well as some bows in the $100-200 range.
I purchased the Shar Fusion Carbon Composite Cello Bow 1/2 Size three times because we thought it was a durable bow suitable for young students. I now believe this product to be defective. The 2nd bow was purchased only 6 months ago. We recently noticed that the hair at the tip started to bulge outward. We were advised to purchase a replacement because the bow was about to explode. One day after the replacement was delivered, we noticed that, again, the hair at the tip is bulging outward (see image). When I looked at my order history, I was surprised to see that the 2nd bow only lasted 6 months. The bow purchased on 9/29/2016 is actually in the best shape of the 3 that we have. I noticed that the latest two 1/2 size cello bows that we received are actually different lengths by about 1cm. It's not a big deal to me, but something to note.
Better than expected
I bought this as a potential second bow, and it felt like a gamble, since it was sight-unseen--and unheard. It's surprisingly good, and easily beats my fiberglass bow, as well as an inexpensive Pernambuco bow. At 80.1 grams, it has a nice weight, and the balance is also good, at 9.2" from the end of the stick. The stiffness exactly matches my nice old German bow, with a Stroup value of 220. It's not as stiff as a Codabow Diamond GX, which might be a good thing. Give it a try!
great quality for the price
Bought it as a backup, a bit heavier than my pernambuco bow, but for the price, can't complain.
I ordered this bow, along with rosin, a rock stop, and a cleaning cloth on the first of June. I am still amazed at the shipping time for the cheapest shipping available. Nothing is wrong with the bow, and it is very good quality for $60.00. I really enjoy using it!!!
This bow came with my student's Prelude rental. The balance and weight are excellent. It's a great beginner bow! I wish it pulled out more tone like the Meinel bows and worked better with the Prelude strings that came on the cello; I think it will work with Helicore. For this price it's an excellent bow!!!
I decided to purchase this bow as I felt my older one was too heavy, I was constantly repositioning the bow in my hand. This bow is so light!! I am a beginner/intermediate player and this bow glides and sounds beautifully. The price is also fantastic. Definitely recommend. Thank you!!