The last time I was shopping for a bow, I tried almost 100 bows and I settled with 1 fine pernambuco bow, 1 fine snakewood baroque bow and a cheap CF bow from Yitamusic.
The cheap bow stays out on my table along with my Yamaha YSV 104 for my "grab and go" practice.
I have tried many bows back in the days, I once won at an e-bay auction a JonPaul rose gold bow (Vetta), literally the best CF bow I have ever owned, which I had to sell to prepare for a funeral, I have tried many Codabows at stores and I never liked any of them to be honest. I also have tried many not so well known brand CF bows.
My current Yitamusic CF bow is starting to shed its hair, and it is simply not worth rehairing which means it's time to replace it.
I am looking for a CF bow that is virtually "indestructable" to play on my electric violin, something is that is worth re-hairing but not costing a fortune.
I am looking at the lower end Jonpaul bows, but it seems that I have no dealers near by (Switzerland) and even Codabows are very rare to find. In fact, there is a huge abundance of wooden bows with less well known artisan's names but CF bows seem extremely rare in music stores.
I wanted to know what new brands and models arose in the past 5 years and what is popular now days.Tweet
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