Choosing a Bow

Numerous violin instructors have commented that a bow is “half your sound.” Therefore it is pretty important that violinists take their time in trying out bows to find the best value.  It is pretty well documented in the violin world that one can get a bow that is better for tone than for getting it off the string but not both. The following article talks about the different kinds of bows and has guidelines to observe when choosing a violin bow: http://www.allthingsstrings.com/Bows/SELECTION-PURCHASE/A-Guide-to-Buying-a-Bow

The above link was used with permission from the Strings Magazine.