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The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow   

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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
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (11)
  • Functional (9)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Improves sound (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Back-up (7)
  • Concerts (3)
    • 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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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

Seems good, I will know more as time goes on

By Adrian

from San pedro, Ca

About Me Child

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow:

    daughter uses it. This a third bow for her. She seems to like it.

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    5.0

    Great bow for the price

    By Wasp

    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 none

      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 Kat

        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 rob

          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 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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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              VERY GOOD student bow!

              By Fiddle & Guitar Man

              from Mars Hill, NC

              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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                (1 of 2 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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