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Prism bows available in these finishes:

Chocolate Lover Brown

Passionate Purple

Pretty in Pink

Classic Burgundy

Romantic Red

Heart of Gold

Fiddlehead Green

Green Thumb

Moody Blue

 

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Other Specs

Violin bow average weight 58 to 60 grams; length 74.7cm or 29 3/8"

Tone is bright and clear, very easy projection

Ebony frog with pearl inlay; Leather and nickel grip; Quality Mongolian horse hair

Quite comparable to Coda NX and Musicary bows in higher price ranges.

Some Details to Note:

The cambre is quite firm. Some Prism bows don't loosen completely when the bow is slack. This is completely normal for these bows and doesn't cause any harm to the hair or stick.

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Note from Rhiannon: I once destroyed a lovely wood bow by dropping it only four short inches to a carpeted floor. Game over. Replacing it with another expensive wood bow was fleeting since it would not survive long in a hostile environment (ie: among music students and a toddler).

My next investment had to be tough, but it couldn't hold me back musically. I invested in carbon fibre (fiber) and never turned back.

 

"Carbon Fibre Bows are the New Pernambuco"

A review by Fiddleheads Owner and award-winning musician, Rhiannon Nachbaur

As the old growth instrument wood supply diminishes, price tags for decent pernambuco bows are increasing. Quality is becoming questionable and a player really has to pick through to find a good stick. Then what happens when you accidentally drop or warp your bow?

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Carbon fibre (fiber) bows come at a fraction of the price of a pernambuco stick because of the cost-effective materials used and the decreased man hours in their construction. By purchasing a Prism bow you are also playing your part towards decreasing deforestation.

As for durability, all carbon fibre bows are nearly immune to warping or breaking due to their durable design and strong carbon material. [That is, unless you run it over with a Hummer or pop it in the microwave...]

They will not warp when left tight overnight, though this could still stretch the hair but the stick remains unharmed. And as with any bow the player must not strike it against hard surfaces. Such damage would cause the appearance may to be altered by small scratches or chips in the metallic colored finish. The gold and brown bows are best for hiding any scratches.

Recent developments in carbon fibre technology make these handmade carbon fibre bows play and feel like a pernambuco, especially the high-end graphite "Original" professional level bow. You don't need to compromise tone or feel with these bows.

A far more affordable than most carbon fibre bows [comparable to Coda student bows] in this "intermediate" class, the Prism feels light and well-balanced [feels slightly lighter at the tip].

Spiccato and ricochet bowings are easily played and the tone is bright and clear, making it excellent for projection. These bows have a brighter tone than the Coda Aspire, which is in the same class of bow but for a much better pricetag.

Prism bows are played by beginner to advanced students and professionals alike. We sell these bows to players ranging from students completing their upper grade conservatory exams, fiddlers competing in contests and professionals who need a reliable outdoor gig or teaching bow without risking damage to their expensive pernambucos.

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Complete with an inlayed ebony frog, leather and nickel grips and top quality Mongolian horse hair, these bows come in ten lovely colors to reflect your personality. They are rehaired the same as a regular bow by any luthier.

Current bows were manufactured by hand in Wadowice, Poland. Note the maker passed away April 2012. The last of the Polish stock is available through Fiddleheads.ca.

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Testimonial for Fiddleheads' Prism Bows by Canadian Juno Award Winning Artist Shari Ulrich

I inquired about the Tabary Prism bows at Fiddleheads.ca after my own expensive (and regrettably under-insured) German bow snapped at the tip as a result being dropped a very few inches on carpet and required an expensive repair. 

At first I was just looking for a quick and inexpensive replacement thinking it would be good to have such a durable bow as a spare.  When Rhiannon kindly brought several to me to try after a concert in Salmon Arm and I was stunned by how GREAT they felt. 

It was startling to me.  It felt better than any bow I'd ever tried, bar none - Remarkably solid and smooth - wonderful control and feel. I'm ready to sell off my wood bows and stick to what just plain feels better to play, and translates instantly into better tone and control in my playing. 

I'm thrilled to have discovered the Prism bows, and so pleased with Rhiannon's prompt and personal service. I mean every word of this testimonial. It was wonderful to connect with Rhiannon.

- Shari Ulrich

You may also like to read "Quest for a Better Bow" or other Prism Bow Testimonials

 

Looking for a carbon fibre bow under $100?

Looking for a higher quality bow? The Original bow is a professional level bow that plays like a high end pernambuco.

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Think of shopping at Fiddleheads as walking into a local violin shop. Owner and Symphony Violinist Rhiannon Nachbaur is happy to take the time to personally invoice you to combine shipping for multiple items on the site and not listed.

And, yes, Fiddleheads ships anywhere; Just email to get award-winning, personal help or click HERE for ordering help. PayPal.Me is a fast, easy and more secure way for customers to send us payments. Here is our direct link: paypal.me/fiddleheads

Violins, bows and cases are shipped Canada Post Expedited service (arrives via USPS in the USA) and takes about 2-6 days on average. Shoulder rests ship via Xpresspost within Canda (1-4 days) or Airmail to USA (2-6 days).

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