Why I Bought a $ 8,000 Violin Bow
…and why you should get a good bow too, even if you’re a beginner!
With a good bow you get the optimal sound from your violin and you develop your bowing technique
I almost feel like cheating…
I travelled to Würzburg (Germany) and bought a round Arcus S9 violin bow
I was saving for this bow for a long time. In the meantime I had an octagonal Arcus S6 violin bow, with which I’ve enjoyed playing for years.
You shouldn’t wait until you’ve reaching a level to ‘deserve’ a better bow, but you should invest in a good bow as early as possible to reach that higher level in your playing. A good bow can really help you in your progress, while a bad bow (and violin) can keep you stuck.
Click here to learn more about bows in my interview with Bernd Müsing, the owner of Arcus.
Do you want to have an Arcus carbon fiber bow as well?
Arcus offers dozens of different types and classes of bows.
For those in the Netherlands, go to www.vioolspelen.nl and visit Zlata’s violin shop.
For those in the United States, go to Fiddlershop.
For those in other countries, click here to find your local Arcus dealer.
Arcus S9 round violin bow
Outfit: 585 gold
Weight: 49 gr
Color: grey stick, snakewood frog and gold mounting
Price: $ 7.999
Most valued features:
- Weight and feel