I've been playing violin for three years now and am now starting to get more serious about it. My violin/bow set cost me $100. My violin I don't have a problem with, but my bow is another story.
It's horribly warped, for one thing. And as a result of 1) my not knowing how to take care of it and 2) letting other people touch it, there's a good two inches of gunk on the hair where I can't play. It's really getting frusterating.
I was thinking about the Coda Conservatory, but my mother thinks it's insane for me to want a $400 bow. She saws we'll look into a $20-$60 one.
Is it really crazy for someone who's only been playing for three years to want a bow like that? I feel like I'm being limited by my bow...but maybe it's just my technique.
Sorry for rambling, but I've been considering a new bow for a long time now and don't want to waste my money.
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