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Col Legno Standard Violin Bow

By Col Legno

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Full size
20 in stock
3/4 size
6 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.

Product specifications

  • Fully mounted nickel silver & ebony frog with Parisian eye.
  • Nickel silver lapping and leather thumbgrip.
  • Black carbon fibre stick.
  • Natural horsehair
  • Weight 60g (4/4)
  • Weight: 60 grams

Customer reviews:

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

Keen Amateur

Excellent value for this price range
13 out of 16 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
7 out of 8 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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Mrs liz ogilvie
14/02/2012 23:37
New Elgin, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Love my new bow - worth every penny!!
6 out of 7 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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24/12/2011 20:26
East Kilbride, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Lovely bow to match my black electric violin
6 out of 7 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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11/04/2011 22:36
Newcastle under Lyme, United Kingdom


an excellent bow for the price
7 out of 9 found the following review helpful

Pros: Lightweight but responsive

Cons: Nothing

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


Worth the wait.
2 out of 2 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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21/12/2012 16:17
St Margaret's Hope, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

An excellent value for money. The best bow ever
2 out of 2 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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08/04/2017 17:55
Chippenham, United Kingdom


Happy fiddler!
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Noticeable improvement on the bow which came with the violin. It is both better made and easier to play. I'm also sure it will not hold back my journey in learning to play the violin.

Cons: Nothing.

Other: Well packaged and delivered very quickly.

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02/01/2014 17:26
Carnforth, United Kingdom


Good bow and speedy delivery
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Far better bow than the one that came with my Stenter Student 2 package. Well balanced and not too scratchy.Very pleased.

Cons: Nothing. Not quite sure how far to tighten it. It doesn't have the same gap as my original bow?

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12/06/2012 11:19
Loughborough, United Kingdom


Nice bow - comfortable and easy to use
3 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: This bow is a massive improvement over the one provided with my "Alfred Stingl by Hofner" student violin outfit. It feels steady and comfortable to use, is well-balanced, and has a nice weight to it. Just switching to it has made practice more enjoyable, and playing fast, rhythmic folk pieces is substantially easier than before.

Cons: Nothing I can think about!

Other: Amazing service from - ordered at 2pm on Monday, and arrived by 8:30 am on Tuesday. Delivered by Royal Mail, which is great, because if I hadn't been there to collect it, then it would have been delivered to my local post-office, which is only 500 metres away. Much better than some dodgy courier company.

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