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Bravo Cello Bow by Jon Paul, USA

By Jon Paul

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Diamond Walnut high grade carbon composite stick with alloy face and nickel silver lapping. A strong stick at the correct weight makes this bow easy to control by the student player. Consistent balance and forgiving feel will aid the production of a clear, focused tone.

This bow is available on our 7 day approval scheme. For details click here

Unless stated otherwise all our bows are supplied with a starter coat of premium quality William Salchow rosin. Good, fresh rosin is essential to obtain the best performance from any bow.

Weight given is for a typical 4/4 example and is for guidance only. Please contact us if you require the exact weight of a particular bow.


  • Fully mounted frog in ebony and nickel silver with pearl eye.
  • Comprehensive 2 year 'tip to button warranty'
  • Extraordinary balance and feel at half the price of a comparable wooden bow.
  • Made in USA
  • Weight: 80 grams
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
18/03/2014 15:10
Leeds, United Kingdom


Excellent bow for the money
11 out of 12 found the following review helpful

Pros: Beautifully made, well balanced, resonant tone. This bow really sings in harmony with my cello and is wonderful for delicate, fast bow work.

Cons: May be a little too light for some players' tastes. Always try before you buy when spending more than £200 on a bow!

Other: I bought this bow as a backup to occasionally lend to students and to have something to play with when my main bow goes in for its annual rehair. I had tried (and quite liked) the John Paul Avanti bow a while back. My budget didn't stretch to that so I thought I'd try the Bravo. I'm delighted I did! In many ways I prefer it to the Avanti - I find it better balanced and more manoeuvrable. I now use it frequently in recording sessions to get a slightly different sound and touch from my main bow. You'd pay considerably more for a wooden bow of this calibre.

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08/06/2018 08:20
Hove, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Delighted initially, disappointed after 8 weeks
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Charity of sound and ease of use. Good value.

Cons: Bow cannot be tightened after using it regularly for 2/3 weeks. A fault?

Other: I bought the Jon Paul Bravo 8 weeks ago as a backup cello bow for my girl after reading the good reviews and heard the good reputation of Jon Paul carbon bow. We were delighted initially as the bow was beautifully made, easy to use with fast response and has a very good clarity of sound for it’s price tag despite the sound lack of the depth (but you will have to pay a lot more for that). The bow is quite light so it wouldn’t suit someone prefers a heavy bow. I expected this bow to be an ideal second bow for travel or when the first bow is in service, but I was very DISAPPOINTED when this bow cannot be tightened after using it more regularly for 2/3 weeks. I don’t want to go to local luthier to pay extra money for what seems to be a construction fault, now contacting the String Zone to see if I can return this faulty bow, will update ...

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