I know they suck. But I am on a budget and want a bow mainly for practice. I may play in a community orchestra again someday and will look to upgrade then. My question is this: A store here in the Twin Cities area sells fiberglass bows with horsehair for around $85. Lemur has a fiberglass bow listed for $48.75. Lemur doesn't give a brand or specify synthetic or horse hair (I'll ask them before I buy). Do you think this is just because Lemur is a good deal or do you think the $85 dollar bow is any better? Basically, Does it matter with fiberglass? They say you can't polish a turd! Addition: I've called Lemur - they are Glasser bows (the most common brand of fiberglass I think) and she said they were horse hair but didn't sound 100% sure. Synthetic is not an option, I'll only stoop so low. I'm just nervous, I know Lemur has good prices but I can't find any one who sells a natural hair fiberglass bow for any thing near that price!