Müsing Carbon Fiber Violin Bow Review | Violin Lounge TV #350

by | Feb 5, 2020 | 8 comments

Review of the beautiful sounding, light and easy to handle Müsing bows from Germany

Concert violinist Giedre demonstrates and compares all types

Have you been looking for a bow that sounds like fine old pernambuco bows, handles with great ease, bounces extremely easy, offers perfect durability and reliability, looks great but doesn’t cost a fortune?

Zlata plays with an Arcus S9 bow for years now, but Arcus bows start around a thousand dollars and that’s something not everybody can afford.

Müsing bows are made by the same German company, but are more accessible in terms of playability as well as price

Comparing the Müsing bows to other leading brands like CodaBow and JonPaul, they stand out in terms of sound and ease of handling.

You get a professional bow that can do all bow techniques (also for example spiccato, ricochet etc) with ease. It’s hands down the best recommendation Zlata, as a teacher specialized in bow technique, can give you.

Check out the video above for demonstrations of the different types and decide what’s the best bow for you!

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  1. robert naidel

    I was trying to fill out the brief form to get a chart showing the notes on a violin but somehow, it failed to take my email. Can you please send it. Thank you.

  2. David Barry

    Interesting, but to a beginner or relative beginner seeing a professional violinist perform things which we can only dream of is kind of pointless. Giedre is so good the subtle differences in the various bows will be obvious to her.

    If you’re advising students to upgrade their bow to achieve better results should you not have a student do the comparison and give their reaction as to whether it makes their playing easier for the level they are playing currently?

    On a different – but bow related matter – I asked a question on your recent video about buying a bow regarding the Fiddlerman Carbon Hybrid which you say is really good (I still have the Hidersine basic brazilwood bow). Being in the UK, and the Fiddlerman only being available from the US, it will cost half the cost of the bow to ship it, plus I wlll then probably be caught for import taxes and VAT nearly doubling the cost of the bow. Makes it a pointless process.

    Do you sell or recommend a similar bow to the Carbon Hybrid, available in the EU.

    By the way, I’m not aiming to play concert pieces, more country fiddle – whether that should affect my choice of bow I don’t know?


    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      Hi David, in the EU and the UK you could look into Carbondix and Artino in the price range of the Fiddlerman bows.

      It might be a good idea for future reviews to also have a student try out some bows and it might be a good addition to a professional trying them. However, my violin shop experience is that sometimes students notice differences that are more cause by their playing and are so different for every student.

      Yes, of course the bow should match the music you’d like to play. You might look for an agile and stiff bow for fiddle music to get the speed easily.

      If you’re doubting, see if you can try out some bows whether it’s in a webshop or local shop.

      Good luck on your bow quest!

      All the best,


  3. Willard Jansen

    Hallo Zlata, Heb je nog steeds een winkel in Hilversum of niet meer?

    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      Nee, ik richt me sinds juni vorig jaar 100% op Violin Lounge en Bow like a Pro.

  4. Giuseppina (ITALY)

    I have bought a C5 Müsing carbon fiber bow and received perfectly in time and in a fine packaging. Before submitting this comment, I’ve tried and tried my new bow comparing it with my traditional wood bow (Dorner) … it’s fantastic !!
    I’m only using the new one. My teacher (Who also owns a carbon fiber bow) says it’s very good: light, easy to manage, smooth, comfortable to hold.

    Great for me!


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