I have been looking into getting a new violin before I go on to collage, however I was recently given the idea that it may be wise to split my money between a violin, and a bow. Right now I am considering an unknown violin for around two thousand dollars and another violin for about thirty five hundred dollars. The more expensive instrument is most definitely a nicer violin, but I am wondering if I should go with the less expensive instrument, and use the saved money to buy a nice wooden bow. My teacher has said that a more expensive bow cam improve my bow arm overtime, and I am just looking for some other opinions. I have tried nicer bows, and while there is a large difference in sound, I am unable to notice any large difference in ease of play. So can a bow help my technique over time, and should I split my money?
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