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The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow 1/4 Size 

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    $65.00
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Through the careful exercise of engineering and science, The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Bows are highly affordable, yet provide a level of sensitivity, balance, and nuance previously unattainable in economical fiberglass bows.


 
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The String CentreFG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow
 
4.4

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (7)
  • Functional (6)
  • Improves sound (5)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (6)
    • Practicing (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Novice (5), Experienced (4)

    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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    4.0

    Beautiful bow, but broke first day.

    By rob pearce

    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 Nats

    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 The Engineer

        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 Fiddle&guitarman

        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 maylh

          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 B Nearhood

            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 go gators

              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 Bouzoukimanga

                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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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Quality and value, a good combination

                  By Pastor JC

                  from Sperryville, VA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Quality
                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow:

                      The bow is stunning, compared to its class. The pearloid on the screw button and wire winding add a special touch to this bow. It replaces another bow that cost much more, but sounded much worse--it's a good thing the other bow finally broke so I would have to buy this one!

                      This bow rosined quickly and played beautifully. Unless you are dead-set on a Brazillian wood bow rather than fiberglass, then you can't beat this one. It really did leave me scratching my head, wondering, "How did they do that?" on value for performance. You don't get pleasantly surprised like this too often in life!

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      money well spent

                      By rockstar

                      from Whitwell, Tn

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • A good buy for the price
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow:

                      This item was delivered promptly in good condition with plenty of protective packaging.

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