French bows for cello, violin and viola with Certificate of Cabinet d’archetiers experts Jean François Raffin. German and English cello bows.
The bow is as important as the cello or the violin itself, and without the right one your instrument will never be able to live up to its full potential.
There’s a lot you need to know to make an informed decision when you’re shopping around.
Finding the best cello or violin bow for you is a process that will require testing out several bows with your instrument. Testing each one with your instrument is essential.
Knowing how to choose a bow is a process that requires research and time.
Choosing the right bow for your instrument is a very personal experience, and what you like could be totally different from someone else’s preferences.
You have to play the bows with the cello or the violin they’re going to be paired with, or you won’t really know what type of sound it will produce.