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

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The String CentreFG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (10)
  • Functional (8)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Improves sound (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

VERY GOOD student 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.

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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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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 bow for the price

By 

from Long Island, NY

About Me Child

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow:

    I bought this for my 8 year old whose been playing for a year. It made such a difference and his confidence improved!

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            VERY GOOD student bow!

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            from Mars Hill, NC USA

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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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              (1 of 2 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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