Hi I just bought a George Kloz 1737 violin. It came without a bow so I used the bow from a cheap Skylark violin. A bow like this would cost only about $10, perhaps less. But I hear there are bows costing in the thousands. Just what are the main differences between these cheap and expensive bows. To me (I'm an amateur violinist) they are nothing more than a piece of stick and a bunch of horsehair. Would more expensive bows give better sound quality? Also what do good violinists prefer, brazilwood or pernambuco wood for the stick? Do bows really affect sound quality? Please advise - Aaron - Malaysia.
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