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.
Lightweight, controllable, precise. This is a very good bow, comparable to others with higher price. True pernambuco which helps with tone and adds warmth without killing trebles.
I got this bow today. I love it. It sounds good and it plays like it is like an extension of myself. I can play songs much more easily on this that the one star bow. I have owned about 6 bows total, though I have played dozens, so I wouldn’t consider myself an expert. However, it is my favorite so far. Fiddlershop performed great customer service and shipping also.
First impression as I opened the package and pulled my new Holstein 3-star bow out of the soft cloth bag it looked and felt like it’s sticker price. It was instantly apparent to me that this bow was crafted and tailored with precision. It’s very balanced and extremely responsive. My experience up to this point time has been with bows typically around the $60.00 - $150.00 price range. I played the Holstein 3-star against two other bows Carbon fiber and saddle wood. My violins clarity and response was instantly noticeable with the Holstein. I played various pieces alternating between the 3 bows and consistently noticed a drastic improvement in my bowing and attack. My 7yr old daughter who has been playing violin for 6 months could appreciate and recognize the Holstein in each blind test she consistently picked the Holstein as her favorite and noted that it’s projection was focused and fuller. I can only imagine how wonderful this bow will sound once broken in!
Holstein 3-star Pernambuco Violin Bow - Loved it
I liked it so much, I ordered two more.
I had previously been using the Codabow Prodigy. I was looking for any improvement I could find as a beginner player who has only been playing a few months. The Holstein 3-star pernambuco bow was on sale during Christmas so I gave it a try. It was a subtle improvement over the Prodigy. I just like the feel and sound of the wood bow over the carbon fiber bow - even though the Prodigy was a nice bow too. Keep in mind that I am still a beginner, but I seemed to still notice a slight improvement even with my inexpensive (Fiddlerman Concert) violin. My bow now costs as much as my violin. I hope to grow into it as a player. I recommend it.
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