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Col Legno Standard Violin Bow

By Col Legno

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Full size
9 in stock
3/4 size
4 in stock


Carbon Fibre. Our best selling bow in this price range. Ideal for students to Grade 8. Carbon fibre stick with excellent balance. Excellent playing qualities and easy control. Rehair in the traditional manner.

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.


  • Fully mounted nickel silver & ebony frog with Parisian eye.
  • Nickel silver lapping and leather thumb-grip.
  • Black carbon fibre stick.
  • Natural horsehair.
  • Weight 60g (full size model) .
  • Weight: 60 grams

Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
13/02/2013 17:13
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Excellent value for this price range
17 out of 21 found the following review helpful

Pros: Perfect weight. Good balance. Just the right amount of pull from the hair.

Cons: Nothing

Other: I've been after a better bow for a while to replace a cheap starter bow, and a slightly better one I borrowed. It's hard to know what to go for, to know how much to spend so I asked a good violinist friend and she said how much she liked her Col Legno Standard. On trying it, I was sold and ordered one. I'm equally impressed with this one. It's just the right weight, excellent balance and has much better hair than on the bows I was previously using, which has made all the different in the tone I am able to produce. I feel a lot more confident and I wish I'd treated myself when I first realised I needed a new one. Also the service from String Zone was first rate. Ordered after lunch on Monday - arrived with the postman on Wednesday morning. Brilliant.

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29/02/2012 09:09
Pinner, United Kingdom


Good value
9 out of 11 found the following review helpful

Pros: I am very new to the violin and bought a used student model. Others had told me that a good bow was essential and the gentleman at your company persuaded me that this model would suit. It certainly has made progress easier and faster. As far as I can tell it feels balanced, light and the quality horse hair does the job.

Cons: I can think of nothing

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24/12/2011 20:26
East Kilbride, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Lovely bow to match my black electric violin
8 out of 9 found the following review helpful

Pros: Lovely bow - nice weight, bounce and a noticeably nicer tone than with the cheap bow that came free with my Fender electric violin.

Cons: No real cons. Perhaps that it's harder to keep clean that a traditional wooden bow, but the polished black looks lovely with my black electric violin.

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Mrs liz ogilvie
14/02/2012 23:37
New Elgin, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Love my new bow - worth every penny!!
7 out of 9 found the following review helpful

Pros: Love my new bow - wish I,d treated myself years ago!!! The tone of my fiddle has improved and the bow is comfortable and light to hold.

Cons: No comment - I speak from the heart!

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11/04/2011 22:36
Newcastle under Lyme, United Kingdom


an excellent bow for the price
8 out of 11 found the following review helpful

Pros: Lightweight but responsive

Cons: Nothing

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21/12/2012 16:17
St Margaret's Hope, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

An excellent value for money. The best bow ever
4 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: Light,responsive and improves the sound tremendously

Cons: None

Other: Fantastic service. The bow travelled from the south of England to the Orkney Islands in less than 24 hours.

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16/08/2018 13:34
DINGWALL, United Kingdom


Lovely bow and wonderfully fast delivery
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: I went for this bow based on the reviews. I live remotely and don't drive. All my other bows have come as part of a 'kit'. On the advice of a friend I decided to upgrade the strings and my bow in an attempt to divest myself of some of the 'beginner' sound. It is a lovely bow to play with, I'm very glad I went with the reviews and made the purchase. Very, very pleased with my new bow.

Cons: None

Other: I couldn't believe how quickly everything came too! Even if you ask for next day delivery up here I was really expecting it to arrive tomorrow. :-( Yay!

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20/07/2017 16:36
Penzance, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Superb bow for folk fiddling.
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: I read several reviews about the Col Legno bow before buying, all positive but I tried another more expensive one out (Orchestra carbon fibre) and didn't like it so I finally bought this one. I also wanted a 3/4 size bow to travel with. I thought it would be a nice second bow but to be honest I can't put it down! It's brilliant for folk fiddling, simple tunes that I usually play. It's got a great balance and response and you can spiccato really neatly with it too. At this rate my much more expensive ipe wood normal bow isn't going to see much use.

Cons: None to mention.

Other: Great service, really fast despatch and nicely packed in a tube

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30/01/2014 16:48
Calne, United Kingdom


Worth the wait.
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: I bought this bow for my daughter as her old one was not particularly good. She loves her new bow and it has inspired her to keep practising. It really makes a difference to the sound and we are all enjoying the benefits.

Cons: .

Other: I spent quite a lot of time reading reviews from people who seemed to know what they are talking about and chose this bow on the strength of those reviews. It was out of stock but I asked to be notified when it was back in stock and then bought it. The Stringzone were quick and efficient.

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Maggie H
05/06/2019 20:03
Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good travelling bow

Pros: I purchased the bow to take along with my Cricket travelling violin, and ordered the 3/4 size as I needed a shorter and cheaper bow to take onboard a sailing boat. It does the job fine. Good price and reasonable quality.

Cons: I wouldn't use it as my 'best bow' as I have a Coda Diamond bow which is much better quality, but it still gives a much better sound and feel than a cheap wood or plastic bow.

Other: I would imagine that the full size version provides a good option for folk players going out to pubs to play.

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