JonPaul Carrera Violin Bow

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Jonpaul Carrera Violin Bow review

We set the bar high with the Carrera, modeling it after an exquisite Pajeot we had on loan. Old French feel and rich tone were required to meet the challenge and we are very pleased with the results. While the Carrera includes the classic features of our other models (one piece construction, etc.), special attention is given to each aspect of bow making to achieve yet another level of playing and sound. Improvements were made in balance, weight, and flexibility, not just to enhance the techniques of the player, but to create the warm, rich, and powerful tones of the best wooden bows.

The appearance is also enhanced with a textured, “varnished” finish. Unique and beautiful, yet the classic red-brown colors are discreet enough to blend into any collection.

The Carrera is Sterling silver mounted with options of traditional ebony frog or white water buffalo horn frog.

Firm or Flexible

The JonPaul Carrera bow comes in two stick strengths, firm and flexible. Both types are used by players of any skill level. Generally, a stronger stick is well paired with a darker sounding instrument. This strength can pull more sound from a particular instrument when needed. A more flexible stick will round out and soften a bright or more focused sounding instrument. The player’s personal taste and playing style will add another variable into which model is best suited for any instrument.

Frog Options

  • Ebony (Standard)
  • Black Horn
  • White Horn

Warranty Info

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!

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11/14/2018
Farid Hussain

Top flight

Hello! Pierre and Michael The customs have finally released the Carrera bow and the stuff and I have got it home.Moments ago I took the bow out put on some rosin and played and the response was instantly beautiful.I already have the Corona which I like but it seems a shade lighter and it needs to be tightened a bit more to get optimal results. With this one a minimum effort produces the right articulation.Thanks for advising me to get the firm one initially : it's strong and resilient and a big clean tone can be readily evoked.Delicate pianissimos are just as easy and there is room to explore.Sautille is loads of fun and unhindered and the possibilities are almost endless.In the days to come I hope to realize its full potential and that's certainly something to look forward.The Carrera is in a zone of its own and I certainly wont be going back to the Corona any time soon!It's quite striking to look at as well.As a matter of interest how does it compare with the Vetta and which is the best bow you have right now? I have played it a couple of days now and it continues to enthrall.I like the way it follows the contours of the strings and can be robust when needed.Legato passages are a delight. It feels right and comfortable and its hard to imagine anything better. Thanks Farid

11/20/2018
Fiddlershop

Hi! Nice to hear that you finally received the bow! And we are so happy that you are satisfied with it, thanks for letting us know!! Unfortunately it's very hard to recommend bows, since it's such an individual preference. I would assume though that you get a somewhat improved clarity and resonance with a Vetta bow. We do have even more expensive bows, for instance the Arcus M8 and M9. But if you are this happy with your Carrera, I can't imagine you needing anything else :) Have a wonderful day!!

FH
11/13/2018
Farid Hussain

Top flight

The customs have finally released the Carrera bow and the stuff and I have got it home.Moments ago I took the bow out put on some rosin and played and the response was instantly beautiful.I already have the Corona which I like but it seems a shade lighter and it needs to be tightened a bit more to get optimal results. With this one a minimum effort produces the right articulation.Thanks for advising me to get the firm one initially : it's strong and resilient and a big clean tone can be readily evoked.Delicate pianissimos are just as easy and there is room to explore.Sautille is loads of fun and unhindered and the possibilities are almost endless.In the days to come I hope to realize its full potential and that's certainly something to look forward.The Carrera is in a zone of its own and I certainly wont be going back to the Corona any time soon!It's quite striking to look at as well.As a matter of interest how does it compare with the Vetta and which is the best bow you have right now? I have played it a couple of days now and it continues to enthrall.I like the way it follows the contours of the strings and can be robust when needed.Legato passages are a delight. It feels right and comfortable and its hard to imagine anything better. Thanks Farid

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09/25/2018
Denise W.
United States

Love My Bow

After much research I decided upon this bow and am so happy I did. The sound is beautiful as is the bow itself. I bought a few things from Fiddlershop recently and have been very happy with their service and will surely purchase from them again :)

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