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The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow  

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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
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (6)
  • Functional (4)
  • Improves sound (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (5)
    • Back-up (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Novice (4), Experienced (3)

    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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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    VERY GOOD student bow!

    By Fiddle&guitarman

    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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      1.0

      Disappointing. Poor Quality

      By maylh

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Novice

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      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

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        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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          (1 of 1 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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            (2 of 2 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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              (3 of 3 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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                  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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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  GREAT VALUE for a Good Bow

                  By fishdogmusic

                  from Asheville, NC

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Beginner
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow:

                    The low price may mislead some to think it is not worth trying, for less than the cost of re-hairing a bow, I would say give it a try and see what you think. This would make an excellent bow for a beginner and a good backup for emergencies. When practicing I like to work with several different bows to develop an adaptive nature and appreciate my primary bow's capability. Although these bows do not compare to a premium bow they are a really good value.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Delighted with this bow !

                    By Howard Pence

                    from Syracuse

                    Comments about The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow:

                    Filled the hairs with rosin and produced a beautiful sound with a nice weight and balance.
                    Nicely made and executed product.
                    Looks like it will last a long time.
                    Very satisfied at this price level.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good value bow

                    By Anna Latto

                    from Australia

                    Comments about The String Centre FG Series Fiberglass Violin Bow:

                    I am no bow expert, I bought this for my daughter because it was cheaper and easier than a rehair. It is straight and seems to be very good quality for the price. I would buy another if I need to.

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