I was very lucky that when I needed to buy my FIRST bow my beloved teacher in Poland (many, MANY years ago) went with me and he helped me pick THE one.
Since then I’ve tried many different bows and here is what I would do if you’re thinking about getting a new bow:
Ask your local shop if you can borrow a selection of different types and take your time trying it over a long period and in different settings: on your own, playing chamber and orchestral music with others and in different rooms!
Everybody is different therefore there isn’t a ‘perfect’ weight or material for the bow. Sure, there are some great ones on the market, but you need a bow that FEELS right for YOU.
Definitely try and compare light with heavy ones, snakewood with carbon fibre and maybe even consider BAROQUE bows for early music or a CLASSICAL one for Mozart and his contemporaries!
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