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Bow upgrade for 200 euro - is it reasonable?

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by Michal Herman, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. Michal Herman

    Michal Herman

    May 31, 2013
    I am mainly pizzicato player, slowly exploring more "bowing world".
    Now I am using the cheapest decent bow I found on market, I cost about 40 euros. I needed something to start with.
    I would like to make an upgrade but fit into 200 euro budget.
    Is it such change reasonable? Or should I wait more and gather more budget?
    Can you recommend any bows at this price? (I am now using french grip mainly)
    EDIT: I am interested in tango and folk music, not a classical playing.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2018
  2. Neil Pye

    Neil Pye

    Apr 13, 2016
    Horsham, UK
    For that money, you're buying a student (beginner/intermediate) bow. The only advice I can give is to go to a store where they have lots in stock, and try them. You may get lucky and find a really nice bow, but I doubt it. You'll be looking for the least difficult to use. Look for the strongest stick, and signs that it's been well made - frog fits the stick, whatever lapping there is is well done, decent, even ribbon of hair. Good luck, and take a good arco player with you to help, if you can.
  3. Seanto


    Dec 29, 2005

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