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Bow approval service

Looking for a good value bow?

Require recommendations and the chance to try several bows at home?

Want to find the bow that suits you best?

Our quick and easy bow approval service allows you to try up to four bows at home before you buy.

Choosing a suitable bow at a sensible budget is difficult at the best of times. Our scheme offers the convenience of online shopping with the expertise and choice available from a specialist violin shop.

Each bow is individually inspected in our workshops and immediately playable. Please see the web listing for a detailed description of each bow.

We believe trying a number of bows in your own home makes choosing an suitable bow much easier than the sometimes pressurised and slightly intimidating environment of a shop.

The service is available within the UK mainland only at the quoted shipping charge. Addresses in Northern Ireland, IOM and Scottish Islands are subject to non refundable shipping supplements. Please call for details.

How it works:

Choose up to four bows from the selection online or let us advise you. Applies to all violin, viola & cello bows £200 and over in price except Baroque and Double Bass bows which are not available under this scheme. Phone us to place your order and pay a £100 deposit with a verified debit/credit card. A £2 nominal charge is payable for delivery of the bows (exceptions below). Please note that purchases under this service do not qualify for loyalty points.

Spend 7 days trying the bows at home, with your orchestra/ensemble or with your teacher.

If you decide to purchase a bow we will charge your card with the balance of the price. If you do not purchase a bow we will retain just £10 of your deposit to cover outbound carriage and insurance. The customer is responsible for the return of the bows at their expense and within the agreed timeframe using our nominated service to qualify for insurance. This typical costs £12-15. If a bow is purchased the only additional cost over the purchase price is the cost of returning the unwanted bows.

The service is available by telephone or to personal callers only.
Please call us on 01784 473985 for further information or to place your order.