Holstein 3-star Pernambuco Violin Bow

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Robert G.
United States United States
Beautiful sounding and looking bow, but not great customer service

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.

Barbara B.
United States
Fabulous bow

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.

United States
Did not get the 3/Star I wanted. 2/Star instead

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.

James H.
3 star Holstein is a bargain

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!

Elizabeth S.
United States
My new 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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