Carbon fibre violin bows
Can anyone rate the quality of Cademza violin bows? A few good violinists have told me that they are a good quality and good playability.
I like my 3 Star. I've used it almost exclusively since I purchased it about a month ago.
Are you looking for a new bow. If so, I'd try a variety of affordable bows and pick your fave. You can also search this site for similar threads.
I have four Cadenza 3-star ("Master") bows. Three are identical violin bows -- one for my daughter, one for me, and one for a spare while we're getting rehairs. The fourth bow is the viola bow. I love this bow. An excellent pro that I know recommends them to his students. He told me that I'd have to spend at least $2000 to get a pernambuco bow that would perform as well.
I own a Arcus S8, a Arcus Sinfonia and 3 different wooden bows worth to mention (100yo, 30yo and 4 yo).
I don't know this for sure, but the OP is probably asking about a "Cadenza" brand of CF bows that range from about $110 to $425 (depending on finish and ????) and the lowest price ones are most likely of the generic sort such as the SHAR "PRESTO," etc. The one of that type I had years ago was OK for the list price, but I bought mine from a 1/2-price sale. Such bows have nothing in common with the ARCUS "Sinfonia, Concerto, Cadenza." lines and even less with newer ARCUS "S_" versions.
I did fall for the Arcus Cadenza beeing named so similar. I used to own a Cadenza gold.
The bows that I referred to are Eastman Cadenzas. I don't know whether the 304 is much better than the 302 for about $75.00 more.
Note that the ads claim it has a veneer of pernambuco wood. This might be more fragile than the uncovered CF - you should inquire.
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