I have a nice violin that I bought a few years back for $2400. My teacher really likes the sound and thought the price was pretty cheap for the quality. (Shout out to Ifshin Violins where I got it)
I also got a $300 wood bow that to be honest I wasn't very careful about choosing as I was so focused on picking the violin. I've advanced significantly on this instrument from Corelli La Folia to finishing all 3 movements of the Bruch g minor a few months ago and while I'm happy with my violin, I'm wondering if I would see a significant difference in sound and playability if I upgraded bows.
My price range would be $1000-2000, 2000 only if it's a bow I can't live without.
How much of a positive difference in sound would you expect to see by upgrading bows?
Also in what ways are better bows easier to play with, because I've heard that before but I'm curious what to look for if I decide to upgrade.
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