March 15, 2013 at 1:54 PM
Sometimes looking for a good bow can feel like you are Gollem trying to find the preciousssss... (imagine me imitating Gollem with my Dutch accent).
Now... I wouldn't post this without giving you a little information on how to recognize a decent bow yourself. Click here to watch my video about the basic characteristics of a good bow.
I hope the video has been useful to you. If so, let me know in the comments below!
Violinist and Skype violin teacher at Violin Lounge
I bet such making mistakes are more often found in cheap bows but even so, they should not be taken for granted in better bows.
Personally, I didn't check all this when I bought my bows. I checked how it played and if I liked the feel and sound. I'm lucky to have a maker who is also a bowmaker and very honnest. Though I feel bad for a beginner who is alone out there and doesn't have anyone to tell if the bow is of good quality or not...
Thank you :)
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