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The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow   

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The String CentreFG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (9)
  • Functional (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great quality for its price.

For it's price, this I highly recommend this bow. Plus, if you are into light-weight bows, this bow is very light and easy to manipulate, and has a nice, dark color to...Read complete review

For it's price, this I highly recommend this bow. Plus, if you are into light-weight bows, this bow is very light and easy to manipulate, and has a nice, dark color to it. The only thing I have to complain about is the bow hair, which at first was popping rather easily, but it seems to be fine now. Very good bow and very economic.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointing. Poor Quality

I purchased based on the online review. Unfortunately this is not the case for me. The bow I got is a total piece of junk. Will return.

I purchased based on the online review. Unfortunately this is not the case for me. The bow I got is a total piece of junk. Will return.

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5.0

Great

By 

from Pacific North West

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow:

    Thanks, always trusted M. F.

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    4.0

    Third Bow So Far

    By 

    from Long Island, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow:

      Third bow in three years. Sounds good and affordable.

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      4.0

      Beautiful bow, but broke first day.

      By 

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Functional

      Cons

      • Broke During First Use

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow:

      Looked like, and I think IS a beautiful bow for the price. It broke the first time it was used. It was a beginning student, but I was watching her, and it snapped off near the tip as she was LOOSENING the bow. It looks like a little hidden bubble that must have formed in manufacturing. I doubt Musician's Friend will give me any grief in replacing it.

      I have a full-sized version of the same bow that has been working out just fine for another beginning student. Really does seem like a great bow for the price. Every once in a while, a bad one just comes off the line.

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      4.0

      Works well!

      By 

      from Edmonton AB

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow:

          Great choice for my daughter who has just moved to a full sized violin and bow.

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          4.0

          Excellent Bow

          By 

          from Soddy Daisy, TN

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Balanced
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Everyday Use
          • Practicing

          Comments about The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow:

          My instructor advised me to buy a spare bow. Both of us thought it was an excellent purchase. Other than color, I find it hard to tell the difference between the FG Series fiberglass bow and my old bow.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          VERY GOOD student bow!

          By 

          from Mars Hill, NC USA

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow:

            I ordered one of these bows to put with a old vintage Nippon student violin to sell, and I must say the quality of the bow is outstanding.

            The stick is painted matte black, apparently of fiberglass composition, with a nice grip and perfectly straight with good tracking. The balance, weight and camber were correct and it is well-fitted, with a VERY nice fully-lined ebony frog with nice pearl slide and Parisian eye (usually found on higher-priced bows) and the generous white horsehair seems to be of good quality and is evenly attached. It takes rosin well, and plays and feels good, so for the price I don't see how you can beat this bow for student or intermediate use, or even for a back-up bow to carry in your case.

            I liked it so well that I ordered a couple of 4/4 sized versions to keep around for backup and for teaching purposes. These bows handle almost as well as much higher-priced carbon-fiber import models, so for about half the cost of a rehair you should try one for yourself. If these bows were double the price, it would still be a good deal.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Disappointing. Poor Quality

            By 

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Bow Bend Too Much
              • Crack At End
              • Difficult To Use
              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

              • None Returned

              Comments about The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow:

              I purchased based on the online review. Unfortunately this is not the case for me. The bow I got is a total piece of junk. Will return.

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              5.0

              Nice beginners bow

              By 

              from El Dorado, Kansas

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow:

                Good for someone just starting out.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great deal

                By 

                from Gainesville, FL

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow:

                  My first bow. Rosined fast and tension is easy to adjust.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow

                  By 

                  from cleveland oh

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup

                    Comments about The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow:

                    its a great bow for its price

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