Open-box Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Viola Bow

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Frank S.
United States United States
A great bow at a great price.

Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber violin and viola bow review. I’m a Jazz guitar player who started playing violin in college over 40 years ago as a second instrument. Over that time I’ve played and taught violin and viola on and off. While staying home during the Pandemic of 2020 I started playing violin and viola again because I now had extra time on my hands. I was still playing with the carbon fiber student bows I bought 40 years ago so I decided to order the Fiddlerman carbon fiber bows for violin and viola because they have been getting such great reviews. This review will cover both bows because my impressions are the same for both of them. As I played the bow for the first time I simply said Wow! Even though I have limited experience with different bows, this bow just felt good to hold and pull across the strings. It felt great right away and has great balance. The feel of it in my hand is quite good. How do they do it at this price? The violin bow weights 59 grams and the viola bow comes in at 69 grams. They both feel light and balanced. The sound is good, even when compared to a pernambuco bow. It does have it’s own distinct sound which is solid and brighter than my pernambuco wood bow. As a Jazz player I’m always looking for new sounds. This bow provides one more color for me to choose from. It will take its' place in my case next to my favorite wood bow as one more color in my tonal palette. It’s a good bow.

United States United States
Balance sounding bow

Balance, nice feeling and control! That's what this bow offers! Thank you Fiddlershop for another great bow!

Nina D.
Mind blown

I can't believe what a difference this bow makes for such a low price. I'm a beginner/intermediate player who played for a few years in high school, put it down and just recently picked up the violin again. The ancient student bow I had, after the frog cracking and replacing the frog- when it was never really the same ever again- was in dire need of some replacement. I knew that pretty much anything I got would be better than what I had, but I seriously did not expect such a vast improvement with a $70 bow- I thought you had to spend hundreds to get this quality of sound. While it's of course still a lower level bow, and the construction leaves a little to be desired- the plastic covering over the silver winding and the leather grip feel a bit cheap, which isn't really an issue in my book- the sound is buttery smooth and rich. Would definitely recommend this bow to any lower-level player looking to upgrade from their first stock bow or even to more intermediate players on a budget.

David B.
United States United States
Fiddlerman bows are great!

This is a carbon fiber viola bow for my octave violin. There is no better bow in this price range, maybe not even if you paid two or three times the price. I routinely buy Fiddlerman carbon fiber bows for my outdoor performances. I also bought the Fiddlerman hybrid, and it is even better. Now I ordered a Holstein 3-star, and it should be the best yet.

Xinyi C.
United States United States
More negative than positive

The weight is nice, but the bow components are not that good. I have only used it twice but bow hairs are falling out and the grip makes my finger black.


We also received your email and it's normal that two hairs fall out in the beginning. A bow has 150-200 hairs. The leather grip is dyed and can some time give out some color right in the beginning. It doesn't happen often and most times in a humid climate.

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