JonPaul "Fusion" Carbon Fiber and Wood Hybrid.
This high-grade carbon fiber stick is wrapped in wood to capture all the benefits of carbon fiber along with all the warm sound and natural look of wood. Well balanced, quick, and beautiful. Nickel-Silver mountings.
The Matrix, Fusion, and Vibrant are essentially all the same quality and one can expect similar tonal characteristics and response. The main differences are simply the appearance. The Matrix features a classic carbon fiber weave approach, while the Vibrant goes for a more reflective and sparkling appearance. The fusion is fundamentally carbon fiber, with a wood veneer which looks convincingly like a pernambuco stick even under close inspection.
Bow Length: 29.5
Bow Weight: 60-61 grams
We at Fiddlershop guarantee JonPaul Bows for life. If there is a defect, we will repair or replace the bow free of charge. It's as simple as that!
This bow was recommended by the renowned fiddler, Frank Ferrel at Maine Fiddle Camp. I had been wanting a wooden bow, but costs were prohibitive. The purchasing and shipping experience was great. I love playing with and just looking at this wonderful bow!
Excellent Hybrid Bow
My wife lived this bow. She wanted a wood bow because she was used to them and I thought the combo would give her the look and sound she wanted with the lightweight rigidity of carbon. All reports are this bow sounds much better than was expected, great price point, beautifully crafted, and Fiddlershop packaged and shipped this with care.
As always, great experience with Fiddlershop. The Jon Paul bow is excellent, like a prolongation of my arm. Good response and tonality with my violin.
Not the best of both worlds
I was hoping for a good intermediate bow but sadly this bow is underwhelming. It has good action but the sound produced is thin and reedy. My cheapest carbon fiber pulls a better tone. I wish I had held out for a codabow!
Great Bow - Excellent Value
My Fusion weighs 63 grams and I thought that might be a bit too heavy. To my surprise, it plays "easier/handles better" and sounds better than my Coda NX which I sold to a friend (and it weighed 61 grams). If I needed another bow, I'd probably buy another Fusion. I play old time on two fiddles set up with Helicore's on one and Prim's on the other (both medium's) and use Magic Rosin or Kaplan Dark. Great service from the "Fiddlershop" once again and the bow was very well packaged for shipping.
Fiddlershop is a small family-owned business located in South Florida. Since 2012 we have been serving the string community with quality instruments and accessories. We believe that music and instruments should be accessible to everyone at a price they can afford.