JonPaul Carbon Fiber Violin Bow Review | Violin Lounge TV #354

by | Mar 11, 2020 | 12 comments

Looking for a professional level bow with excellent handling and sound, beautiful traditional craftsmanship and the latest technology at a reasonable price?

Discover the JonPaul Corona, Muse and Carrera in the video below:

JonPaul makes violin bows after the example of old French masters like Peccatte using the latest carbon fiber techniques.

It results in excellent handling and sound combined with a beautifully crafted traditional look all at a very affordable price.

Lots of violin players want to advantages of carbon fiber, the excellent handling and sound for a reasonable price, but they don’t see themselves sitting in an orchestra with a black bow.

If you want the traditional look, craftsmanship, mellow sound and handling of a great pernambuco bow, but you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on a fancy wooden bow… JonPaul carbon fiber bows are an excellent alternative.

In the video above concert violinist Giedre and Bowing Coach © Zlata demonstrate and discuss the most popular models by JonPaul: the Corona, Muse and Carrera.

Let me know your favorite in the comments below!

Hi! I'm Zlata

Let me help you find a great bow for your violin, so you can improve your bowing technique and sound quality:


  1. Marleen Jamers

    Hi Ladies,
    That Carrera bow sounds really beautiful. How is de weight of the bow and where is de balance point on the bow?
    What is the special deal or price for me as a Bow like a pro student?
    Thanks ladies

    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      Hi Marleen, thanks for your message. I just sent you a special offer by e-mail with a payment link. The weight is 59-60 grams and the balance feels similar to wooden bows. It’s not lower on the bow like with other carbon bows. All the best, Zlata

  2. Lisa

    Can you tell me what type of bowhair is on the Carrera bow? Thank you

  3. Annette Nelaon

    Would you have a professional bow in a 1/2 size?

  4. Lisa

    Received the bow in good shape but I was worried because the package was smashed in the middle. Fed Ex waives the signature requirement due to Corona Virus concerns so I was worried! But it seems fine. I am struggling adapting to using it for spiccato and sautille bowings but I’m sure it’s me and not the bow. Just a matter of adjusting to a new bow and finding the right areas on this bow I think. I’m no professional so it will take some practice!!

    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      Great that you’ve received the bow in a good state. It can certainly take some time to get to know a new bow, it’s spiccato spot etc. Can I help you further with your bow technique?

  5. John T. Blackburn

    My new Jonpaul Carrera bow is the best bow I have ever used. Superb control and sound. Worth every dollar spent and more!

  6. Dave B

    I have happily owned my JonPaul Corona bow for about a year. I love this video comparison by a pro violinist, and it confirmed my opinion when I chose my Corona bow. Frankly, for $270 (US) more, the Muse bow is not worth it. I actually didn’t like it as much as the Corona bow, and your video reaffirms my opinion. Of course, the Carrera bow is definitely superior, but at $1380 (US), it’s a little out of my price range at present. Bottom line is, if you can’t afford the Carrera, buy the Corona bow. It won’t disappoint.


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