Coda Diamond NX Violin Bow

By Codabow

4.8 from 29 reviews
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We are the UK's premier supplier of Coda bows. The entry bow in the Diamond series offers advancing players a performance bow at a realistic price.

The Diamond NX is our best selling bow at this price point. It combines quality, playability and affordability to produce a bow suitable for student and amateur players at all levels.

The NX Diamond features a firmer stick than SX and GX which makes it easier to control for learners whilst ensuring a positive feel and producing an even, sweet tone. The balance point is biased toward the head which aids control when playing with the lower half of the bow.

The bow has a neutral, even feel for good control along the entire length of the stick. This helps students develop their technique on a bow without idiosyncrasies.

These bows can be rehaired in the traditional manner and as such should give no problems for a qualified bow repairer, thereby ensuring a lifetime of service equal to any traditional wooden bow.


  • Blended Kevlar acoustic core
  • Graphite Diamond weave stick with brown tint.
  • Traditional design frog in engineered Xebony by Walter Paulus, Germany.
  • Nickel silver inlay Coda logo, Nickel silver fittings and Pearl slide.
  • Sterling silver wire lapping with Moroccan goatskin thumb grip.
  • Traditionally haired with finest hair. Rehair in the normal manner.
  • Individually serial numbered, 10 year limited warranty through online registration.
  • Weight: 61-62g
  • Made in USA
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
01/12/2017 13:59
Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Great bow for intermediate players - great value3.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Delighted to have had this on approval before buying. Really like the way the bow pulls straight through the string, and tension and the balance. And, much appreciated thestringzone's discounted pricing.

Cons: Nothing.

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01/09/2017 19:35
Maidstone, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Works great for many techniques! Recommend :)
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: This bow is one of the best bows I ever had the chance of playing with. It's light and flexible making it very good at bouncing on the string, but at the same time it is very capable of making intence as well as soft sounds. Very happy with it.

Cons: My only concern is that the frog seems a little too loose. But so far didn't cause any problems.

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11/07/2017 18:36
canterbury, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Coda Diamond NX ...a fantastic bow
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: This was a perfect choice for me ...although it was on a weeks trial I new straight away this was the bow for me the NX has a very nice balanced feel the it weighs in at 59 grams stiff but not to stiff. I have quite a few wooden bows of various ages and quality, including a couple of carbon compound design but not one comes close to the NX.. I know this bow will get me further along the line .

Cons: There is nothing to dislike about this bow !!!

Other: I would like add a word about the very good service from Stringzone I have used them before and it is always good..and with best prices

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14/07/2015 08:52
Nottingham, United Kingdom


Buy it
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: As an upgrade from the cheap bow which came with my violin outfit it's a massive contrast. Lighter and with much better balance and agility both on and off the string, it almost immediately led to me producing a much better sound with far better bow control and almost eliminated my issues with bow bouncing overnight. The bow was a suggestion from my teacher, who has a Coda Bow Diamond GX, and I can't say that I feel mine is lacking in comparison even given the price difference. This may be to do with my skill level, but my teacher admits that she finds the difference quite subtle. The carbon fibre weave within the bow is also absolutely gorgeous. I play outside a lot (my primary use for the violin is to play for morris dancers) and the bow's not exhibited the slightest change in feel in a variety of weather conditions - unlike the violin itself.

Cons: I can't criticise it with anything that might not be just a function of my lack of experience. The bow did take a couple of days to play in and be properly rosined, but that's to be expected with new hair on any bow.

Other: Any serious learner considering a bow upgrade should consider this bow. It's helped me improve my playing substantially, and my teacher agrees that it's probably good enough for her professional work so it may well last me as long as I play.

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08/07/2014 19:31
Southwell, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

sleek in appearance and very responsive
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: sleek in appearance and good to hold. A massive improvement on my old (rubbish) permanbuco bow. Plays beautifully..still getting used to playing detache as very bouncy! Arrived quickly too, thanks!

Cons: all good, thanks

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21/02/2012 16:53
Swindon, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Fantastic service. Would definately order again.
4 out of 7 found the following review helpful

Pros: Excellent control and sound quality

Cons: Nothing

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07/04/2020 09:41
Hereford, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Produces a high quality sound from the violin

Pros: I bought this for my son, who had only had £9.99 bows before. The difference was amazing. It enabled him to perfect the sound of his high notes and the quality of sound has improved significantly.

Cons: A lot of money to spend. However, it has been worth it to improve the quality of the sound he makes

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26/11/2018 15:06
Walsall, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

A modern set of bows for modern strings.

Pros: Just like the others. I now have a complete set of Coda bows for use with synthetic strings post 170s. and post 1970s repertoire.

Cons: No dislikes

Other: I use pernambuco with gut strings, merely as a matter of principle.

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21/02/2018 21:08
Stoke-On-Trent, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Recommended purchase

Pros: Fantastic well made bow, lovely quality

Cons: None

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10/05/2017 22:42
Lichfield, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

A good bow at a good price

Pros: It seems to produce a clearer sound than I'm used to. It also feels much more controllable than my previous bow (very old wooden one) - possibly because it is a little lighter. It seems less prone to scratchiness when used either very lightly or heavily, which gives me the confidence to push the dynamics.. It's also a rather lovely thing. Under lights it glows brown and the braided effect makes it look almost like a glossy horse whip. I know that shouldn't matter, but I'm sure the psychology of having a good looking bow helps. As a somewhat rusty amateur it's given me a definite boost and encourages me to play more.

Cons: Nothing obvious.

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