As illustrious an instrument as the violin is, it is rendered practically useless if one doesn’t have a violin bow to play it. And for most violists, their choice of violin bows is just as important to them as their choice of violins because both pieces need to be cohesive and work together smoothly. After all, the violin bow that you choose can impact everything from the sounds you’re capable of producing to how comfortable you’ll be when playing your instrument.
At The Long Island Violin Shop, we have a wide selection of violin bows to satisfy any level of player, from the beginning student to the professional violinist. We carry many of the top brands, including Arcos Brasil, CodaBow, Kramer, Mouton Schuster, and Sousa. And we represent many of today’s most noted contemporary artistic makers such as John Norwood Lee, Douglas Raguse, and Roger Zabinski, among others. Visit our showroom in Huntington, New York, or shop with us online to find high-quality violin bows for sale for every player.
Buy Violin Bows
When you are shopping to buy violin bows, you have to take certain things into consideration, so that the bow you select can articulate your musical story properly. For this reason, it is always recommended to try a bow out with your violin to help find the perfect match.
You will probably find that some bows make things more difficult for you, while others flow more naturally. Make sure you play both fast and slow pieces because you want to know how the bow responds to accents and dynamics.
When comparing violin bows, consider their characteristics as well, such as their weight, balance, and flexibility. Some bows may be too stiff, whereas others may be too flexible. Try violin bows made from different materials, such as wood or carbon fiber, as well as newer bows made from hybrid materials. You’ll find even the different materials can matter in how your violin sounds and plays.
A violin is the ultimate investment in your musical journey, so it deserves a violin bow that can allow it to produce all the notes you want it to make. When you put your trust in the Long Island Violin Shop, you have our word that we’ll do everything we can to help you find the best violin bows for your skill level and goals. Call our retail store at (855) 343-3535 and our staff of players and luthiers will help guide you to finding the perfect violin bows for you.