I'm gradually entering the market for a bow. My background: I'm a professional player and recent conservatory grad on the audition circuit. My equipment is, unfortunately, nothing special for a number of reasons. I'd been loaned a Morizot until recently, but since graduating, I've had to go back to my own bow, which is, frankly, much less than ideal. Most of the threads I've been reading here ask a question like "I have $3000. What should I look at buying?" My question is a bit different, and it's got several parts.
1) Are there any discernable price levels where one moves into a class of significantly better bows? Looking around on the internet, I discovered bows sorted like this: above $10,000; $5000-$10,000; $3000-$5000 etc. A thousand dollars/euros/whatever can make a difference, but when?
2) If we can establish something like price classes, what can I expect to find in each of them?
Let's start with that. I know there are quite a few experienced dealers, collectors, and shoppers on here, and I'd be very grateful for any advice!
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