Holstein 3-star Pernambuco Violin Bow Review:
The Importance of a Great Violin Bow:
Holstein Bow Family
The bows in the Holstein Pernambuco family are all made from select quality Pernambuco wood and in the tradition of the great French makers. Every step up comes in a higher quality selection of wood and workmanship.
- Holstein Pernambuco Violin Bow
- Holstein 1-star Pernambuco Violin Bow
- Holstein 2-star Pernambuco Violin Bow
- Holstein 3-star Pernambuco Violin Bow
After traveling and testing hundreds of bows, we have found our favorite dollar-to-dollar value Pernambucco bows. Countless professionals are trading in for our bows.
All Holstein bows are inspected by our in-house luthier with over 20+ years of experience in professional bow making. The bows come with 100% satisfaction guarantee and our incredible Holstein bow warranty.
Holstein 3-star Bow Specifications
- Fully lined, Silver-Mounted, real Ebony Frog.
- Made in the tradition of the great French bow makers.
- Perfect camber. Great tonal qualities. Easy response!
- Sterling silver winding and genuine high quality lizard leather grip.
- Best quality Mongolian soloist horse hair.
- Perfectly weighted and balanced stick with a strong center.
- Carefully selected Pernambuco wood, round stick.
Bow Length: 29.5 inches
Bow Weight: 60-62 grams
** 4/4 and 3/4 size available
Fiddlershop's Incredible Holstein Bow Warranty!
All of the Holstein bows come with our incredible Holstein Bow Warranty. Within the first year of purchase, we will repair or replace the bow if an accident happens. We know that a bow is fragile and we hope that this extended bow warranty gives you a complete peace of mind when you are shopping with us.
This bow feels and sounds great and has a really nice look to it. Unfortunately, mine had an issue with the frog not moving smoothly when I tightened or loosened it. I tried gently working with it several times, but it still didn't seem to catch when I turned the nut. It was especially clunky when loosening the bow (nothing would happen and then it would suddenly jump and the bow would bounce). Both on my call to Fiddershop and in an email they asked me to take the bow to a local bow professional to have the mechanism lubricated. I didn't think that was an appropriate response for a $400 bow. Plus, I don't know of anyone who works on bows in my area. I decided to not ask for a replacement based on this response and because Fiddershop makes a big deal about their products being, "inspected by our in-house luthier with over 20+ years of experience in professional bow making." If this bow's hair had been tightened just once, the sticking mechanism would have been discovered and could have been fixed in the shop.
I love the Holstein 3-star Pernambuco bow. The bow itself is just gorgeous and weighted perfectly. I have set aside all other bows in favor of this bow including some very pricey carbon and “designer” bows. It is responsive and smooth will easily become your favorite.
Clumsy. Ordered a 2/star first (47713)and received a bow with excessive tarnish on adj screw and gunk on finger ribs. Had to drive out of town to fedex back to you. Asked that my order be adjusted up to the 3/Star (48070) so as to make all the extra waiting worthwhile. Then I was disheartened when I received another 2/Star. You guys offered that I could once again drive out of town to Fedex but I felt done with all the hassle so I just kept the 2/Star. Its a nice bow. Bet the 3/Star is all the nicer.
Thanks for your great review! We are so sorry about the mishap with your order, we were clumsy alright. While you upgraded your order, the warehouse staff was too quick and already put another 2-star bow in the mail for you. Very unfortunate! We are sending you a $100.00 store credit for your troubles and hope you can accept our deepest apologies.
The bow came in a nice case and sleeve, I immediately felt the upgrade from my middle class carbon fiber bow. I had also played a couple of more costly Pernambuco bows around town and the 3 star was as good or better than some bows that cost more. at this price I actually adore this bow!
I love this pemabucco bow ❤️ It makes playing so enjoyable. I have a coda bow (a synthetic carbon fiber) and the sound produced was too harsh so I went to the gold standard of wood. This is a wonderful fine and I’m so glad I stumbled across The Fiddler’s Shop.
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