I recently upgraded from a $50 violin bow to a $225 Erick Steiner bow and noticed a huge difference.The execution of techniques and violin playing in general seemed much easier and even the tone of my violin changed.
However, I have seen bows that are worth more than my violin ($3000+) and I'm thinking, "How much of a difference does it make?" For a bow, several thousand dollars seems extremely expensive and I am wondering if it is really worth it (though I am not considering buying a better bow any time soon). What aspects of the bow improve as the quality improves (and the price increases)?
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