The 8 Best Carbon Fiber Violin Bows

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in December of 2016. Even the finest Stradivarius is just a handsome paperweight without a good bow to make its strings sing. And while many violinists cling to traditional wooden models, a modern musician knows that carbon fiber is one of the best materials available when it comes to durability and flexibility. Additionally, they often have a sleek look that complements your sound and your instrument nicely. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best carbon fiber violin bow on Amazon.

8. Glasser X-Series X-Bow

7. Vio Music Braided

6. CodaBow Prodigy

5. Lotmusic Blue

4. Giuliani Full Size

3. VingoBow New

2. Crescent A8035

1. Fiddlerman Full Sized 4/4

Editor's Notes

July 10, 2019:

Anyone who has broken the tip off a bow should look at getting one of these carbon fiber options. They are stronger than traditional wooden bows and offer other advantages, as well. Most notably, they are not susceptible to environmental conditions like heat, cold, or humidity. Wooden bows can warp or swell depending on these conditions, so you have to keep adjusting the tension of the hair. Carbon fiber models offer consistent and predictable performance in all conditions so they're ideal for outside use or by touring musicians.

In this update, we evaluated our selections based on quality, reputation, and value. We removed an item due to concerns about its availability and added the VingoBow New in one of our top slots. It offers advanced performance for a beginner's price and looks great as well.

Joseph Perry
Last updated on July 14, 2019 by Joseph Perry

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