At Luthier Vidal we count with a vast selection of violin bows for demanding musicians. Our bows are carefully selected one by one and tested under the strictest quality standards required by our company to offer a range of violin bows with an exceptional final quality / price ratio.
In our workshop we offer bows for beginners and professional bows that satisfy the different needs of violinists of all levels throughout their training and professional stage.
On the one hand, the bows for violinists of beginning and middle levels, which offer the violinist balance, flexibility and projection for a correct and effective interpretation.
On the other, the bows for violinists of professional level. They are demanding bows, made by the best bowmakers - both contemporary and ancient - and of excellent quality. They are constructed with exquisite materials that guarantee a unique sound and a long useful life to the bow.
You can choose from a wide variety of bows, made with wooden rods or carbon fiber. You can also find bows in a smooth or octagonal shape, which perfectly fit your preferences.
As with violins, the violin bow must fit the structure and size of the violinist. Thus, at an early age, students' bows are smaller, and they grow gradually until they reach 4/4 size.
Taking as reference a violin of this size (4/4), the bow of the violin has a length of about 75cm, and weighs between 55 and 65 grams. These aspects are essential for the violinist to develop his activity in a productive way. A heavier bow can give a fuller and bulky sound, although it is slower at moving. A lighter bow, allows faster and more efficient execution in short notes, but loses sound in the most held notes.
It is also important to take into account the balance of the bow and the good distribution of his weight. Normally the gravity center of the violin bow is about 25 cm from the frog (not counting the endscrew), and is regulated by acting on the thickness and curvature of the wood. The weight must be well distributed along its parts so that the speed of the response is the same in any part of the bow.
The bowhair must be well cared. Usually a bowhair has 120 to 150 bristles, which must be renewed when they are worn out.
The wood most appreciated for the manufacture of bows is Pernambuco wood from Brazil. This wood is exceptionally resilient and flexible, allowing it to be sufficiently easy to handle to offer an extensive wealth of accents, inflections and nuances in order to take advantage of the movements of the violinist.
Taking into account these elements, the choice of the violin bow should be a subjective procedure and in accordance with the tastes and needs of the violinist when playing music.
If you want to buy a violin bow, in our workshop located in Barcelona you can count on a great variety of bows that you could try in one of our test rooms. Also you will have some help and personalized advice from our specialized workers. However, if you already know what item you want, you can buy your violin bow online right here at our webstore. In either option will have a guarantee that ensures the perfect condition of the bow.
The guarantee assures that the bow has been reviewed by our luthiers, checking that their state and properties are the best for an excellent performance. The guarantee also offers maintenance and restoration services in our Barcelona workshop.
In our store you will find arches for small violinists who need a 1/8 violin, suitable for those students who begin their musical career. These are quality bows that adapt to the child's hand and arm so that he can develop his violin practice in a correct and effective way.
At Xavier Vidal i Roca we have a selection of 1/8 size violin bows perfect for the youngest students in the sector. Our bows are carefully tested one by one under the strictest quality standards required by our company to offer a range of bows with an exceptional level.
At Xavier Vidal i Roca we have bows for ¼ violins, ideal for beginner violinists in musical studies. They are high-quality bows, perfectly made that allow the little violinist to make the most of their classes and rehearsals with an instrument and an accessory that suit their size.
In our shop we have a selection of 1/4 size violin bows perfect for the youngest students in the industry. Our bows are carefully tested one by one under the strictest quality standards required by our company to offer a range of bows with an exceptional level.
The 1/2 violin bows are suitable for small violinists who start in the violin world and require a 1/2 violin. These bows fit perfectly to the measurements of the hand and arm of the little one so that you can enjoy a full experience when playing the violin.
At Xavier Vidal i Roca we have a selection of 1/2 perfect size violin bows for the youngest students in the sector. Our bows are carefully tested one by one under the strictest quality standards required by our company to offer a range of arches with an exceptional level.
The ¾ violin bows are the ideal ones for students that had already started to play the violin but who do not have their definitive measures yet. These are elaborated bows made whether with wood or carbon fiber that adapt to the needs and measures of the violinist. This allows the player to do an excellent execution of the instrument while providing him more fluency in the movements.
In Xavier Vidal I Roca we have a wide bow selection of ¾ violin size that will be a perfect match for those students who are hard to please. Our bows are carefully tasted one by one under the strictest quality standards that our company stablishes in order to offer an exceptional level range of bows.
In Xavier Vidal i Roca we have the definitive size bows for your violin. These are elaborated bows made whether with wood or carbon fiber that fit all needs and sound demands that students and professionals can have. This violin bows are of extremely quality and excellent proprieties.
In our store you can find a wide bow selection for 4/4 violin sizes that are perfect for those musicians who are looking for the excellence. Our bows are carefully tasted one by one under the strictest quality standards that our company stablishes in order to offer an exceptional level range of bows
Besides our wooden bows, you can also find bows made of carbon fiber. These carbon bows are manufactured with high density carbon fibers which are obtained from synthetic materials by a combustion process that consists of two stages. This material is not usually affected by the weather changes. This fact makes this product able to provide an exceptional resistance and flexibility to the bow as product
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