JonPaul

JonPaul Carrera Violin Bow

5 reviews   |  

Model: Firm
Frog: Ebony
Price:
$1,380

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DW
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 :)

FH
11/14/2018
Farid H.
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 H.
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

FD
07/22/2021
FELICIA D.
United States United States
Overall satisfying bow

I am a beginner/intermediate and wanted to upgrade from my 180$ carbon fiber bow. Fiddlershop sent me a Codabow Luma, Jon Paul Carrera, Musling C5 and Arcus M5 over a couple of shipments. I really wanted to like the Luma more because it was half the price, but I chose the Carrera because overall it had a better sound, balance and easier handling. I did enjoy the lightness of the C5 and the M5 but they were a bit harder to handle for me and actually the Carrera sound still was preferable on my 2000$ chinese violin. The Carrera thumb rest was by far the most comfortable of all, which was an important factor. My violin teacher also preferred it compared to the others. Perhaps Jon Paul makes a cheaper bow that still is satisfactory. Anyone considering the Carrera should maybe include one of those. Looking forward to advancing with this bow for a long time!

SB
11/10/2020
Sel B.
United States United States
Love it

I absolutely love this bow. The balance is perfect, it pulls a strong sound out of my violin, is extremely nimble, and is extremely comfortable in hand. I love the subtle details, like the texture on the leather and the design on the end button.. I’ve since packed my other bows away!

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