Carbon viola bow


Carbon bow with natural horsehair

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A carbon viola bow has great performances for its price. Besides, you can see how the fibre is woven through the stick: this gives a sober and modern look to the bow. Compared to what you can find for wooden bows in the same price range, the stick is rather stiff and nervous. It is also fitted with natural horsehair.


Characteristics of the carbon viola bow

The stick is made of carbon fibre and resin. Its cross-patterned warping is charcoal-grey, with a shining finish. The frog is in ebony and has an eyelet in abalone just like the frog slides. The fittings, the button, and the ferrule are in nickel silver, an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc that looks like silver. However the head plate is in plastic.

First of all, the weight of the set for the viola bow is 71g, which is the standard. As for the stick, it displays a very even density distribution. That’s why this bow is rather versatile, and thus can fit a lot of musicians.

It is alsoavailable for viola, cello, and bass.



What your violin-maker thinks about the carbon viola bow

I can hear the purists say that a carbon bow can never equal a Pernambuco stick, that it does not offer the same performances as its wooden counterpart. All in all, this is fairly subjective.

Yes, a great Pernambuco stick is better for studying, because it teaches you not to go for the easy solution, and learn how to control your stick first and foremost. However, such a bow also comes with a different price So, yes, a carbon bow is far from flawless: but it is still the best bow for its price. Responsive and nervous, it displays great performances that can even go beyond what the much more expensive wooden bows offer. Admittedly, the only thing that could hold you back is the modern and cold look of the carbon fibre.

What’s more, if you need a spare bow, it will be just as good as any other, even for the most advanced players.


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Delivery costs
Tracked letter Bow* Violin and Viola       Cello
France Free Free Free Free
DOM-TOM 7,00€ 20,00€ 25,00€ On request
Europe 7,00€ 17,00€ 25,00€ On request
World zone 1 7,00€ 25,00€ 30,00€ On request
World zone 2 7,00€ 30,00€ 60,00€ On request

*Large accessories that cannot be sent in a tracked letter format will be sent in the same class packaging as bows. This will be the case for chin straps, for example.

Countries outside the European Union may apply a customs tax. Additional charges may apply depending on the content of the package. Please do not hesitate to contact me or the customs office in your country if you have any questions or concerns.

Deliveries for strings and accessories that measure under 3 cm are made in registered mail format and are therefore sent by the French Post Office. This applies both to national and international deliveries. This is a simple and efficient way to have your order shipped to you directly.

For larger accessories and instruments, I use the Chronopost or TNT solutions. A tracked shipment can either be delivered directly to your home or to a pick-up location, depending on your preference, which you will be asked to specify at checkout.

I generally ship orders between 1 and 4 working days. However, in exceptional circumstances, such as when travelling, I may not be able to meet these deadlines. In this case I will inform you as soon as possible.

For shipments outside of France, transporters may differ depending on the daily quotation.

DOM-TOM : Guadeloupe – Martinique – Guyana – Mayotte – Reunion – Saint Pierre and Miquelon – Saint Barthélemy – Saint Martin.

World zone 1: Albania – Andorra – Armenia – Belarus – Bosnia – Georgia – Gibraltar – Guernsey – Canary Islands – Faroe Islands – Iceland – Jersey – Macedonia – Moldova – Montenegro – Russia – San Marino – Serbia – Turkey – Ukraine – Vatican.

World zone 2: All other countries outside of Europe, DOM-TOM and world zone 1 territories.

Returns and exchanges

You have 14 days from the date of delivery to make a return or exchange. You must return all the items within 30 days of delivery, with the return form and your receipt of purchase included. Returns and exchanges will be refused if the return form and receipt are not included.

If you have any questions regarding payment or delivery, please contact me directly.