Holstein 1-star Pernambuco Viola Bow

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06/25/2020
Frank S.
United States United States
A great bow at a great price.

Holstein 1 star violin bow review. I’m a Jazz guitar player who started playing violin in college over 40 years ago as a second instrument. Over that time I’ve played and taught violin and viola on and off. While staying home during the Pandemic of 2020 I started playing violin and viola again because I now had extra time on my hands. I was still playing with the carbon fiber student bows I bought 40 years ago so I decided to upgrade my bows. I first ordered the Fiddlerman carbon fiber bows for violin and viola because they have been getting such great reviews and I found out for myself that they are great bows. I then called the Fiddlerman shop to ask some followup questions and got to talk to Michael Holstein. Michael was very friendly and helpful and as we discussed violin and viola bows he enlightened me to the value of a good wood bow. I was already very happy with my Fiddlerman carbon fiber bows but he convinced me that a good wood bow would be a welcome addition to my growing bow collection. I ended up buying a Willian De Marchi nickel violin bow and viola bow. In a subsequent discussion with Michael I asked him to recommend a good back-up bow to go with the De Marchi bow. He recommended the Holstein 1 star pernambuco bow. I have to say that his recommendation was spot on. The bow came packaged in a drawstring pouch and included a Fiddlerman key chain. The bow itself is very beautiful with very nice wrapping and beautiful inlays in the frog and on the screw. I especially like the rubber gasket at the end of the silver wrap. When I got this bow I had already played the Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber bow and the De Marchi Nickel mounted pernambuco bow. So I had a couple of things to use for comparisons. Compared to my Fiddlerman carbon Fiber bow the Holstein 1-Star bow is an elegant step up. It challenges me to play better every time I pick it up. The Holstein 1-Star bow feels and sounds great. It’s got great balance and a good feel. I have to say that it compares well to the De Marchi bow and it is a worthy companion to it. There are subtle differences but the Holstein bow holds it own next to the De Marchi. As a Jazz player I’m always looking for new sounds. This bow provides one more color for me to choose from. It will take its place in my case as one more color in my tonal palette.

LP
05/11/2019
Loan P.
United States
Beautiful Holstein 1 - star Pernambuco Bow

I purchased this beautiful Holstein 1 -star Pernambuco Viola Bow for my daughter few weeks ago. It is very great quality, light and easy to play. She doesn't need to use rosin every time, except for the first time when it arrived. It grabs all the strings, projecting a clear and smooth sound. I'm very happy with this purchase, and I truly appreciate Mrs. Clare for recommending this beautiful bow.

J
10/16/2012
Jeremiah
I'm very happy

I'm very happy with this bow! It has a great feel, is easy to play with, and brought new life to my instrument. Cosmetically, it's beautiful as well. Would have liked an octagonal option, but I can't complain- if I bought a bow of this quality locally, it would easily be 2-3 times as expensive.I was a little nervous about buying a bow without seeing or playing it, but thought it was worth a shot with the 30 day return policy. Glad I took the chance! My only complaint is the rating buttons below this window only go to "good." This is an excellent bow!

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