I'm trying to get a French bow for my daughter, who is a junior in high school and plans on minoring in music. Currently she has her own bass but her bow got "swapped" at a rehearsal and now she's stuck with the school's bow. She is 1st chair and has played in all state orchestra and all state symphonic band. I don't have a clue about what to look for, except that we live in a small town so it will probably be ordered via internet. Are there particular brands that I should look for? I ordered one that is pernambuco wood, ebony, silver wiring, etc but after one rehearsal the silver wire started coming off so it's going back. (I do know that doesn't affect the sound, it's just the principle of the thing). I would greatly apprecaite any help and suggestions. At 5 ft and 98 lb, she plays a 3/4 bass- any suggestions on bow length as well?