Bows

The WA Music Company have a huge range on offer for Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass. They are usually made from synthetic material or from Wood.

Wood

Most traditional bows are made out of wood. The best woods are very hard, yet flexible. Pernambuco is the most prized wood for making violins and cellos. It grows in Brazil and is increasingly rare. The Brazilian government have introduced new laws to protect this precious wood. It is part of the brazilwood genus which also includes other popular woods for cellos.

Recently there have been a lot more carbon fibre bows on the market.

double bass bow

Carbon Fibre

Carbon fibre bows are renowned for there strength and durability. They tend to be a little stiffer than wooden types.

Bow hair

Bow hair is generally made from horse hair. The best type of hair is Mongolian mare hair. It is strong and durable. There are an increasing number of synthetic haired types on the market today.