Col Legno Standard Violin Bow

By Col Legno

from £108.96 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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Full size
14 in stock
3/4 size
10 in stock


The Col Legno Standard is 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.


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

Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
15/07/2015 09:02
London, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good bow

Pros: I am very happy with this bow. I find it more responsive than my conventional bow.

Cons: None

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03/11/2014 18:28
St. Bees, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Very good buy for my level of playing and my needs

Pros: Nice and light with a very good audio capacity much easier to use than my previous bow and get a better quality of tone from my instrument though I'm still only settling in to it therefore I hope that this will get even better. A joy to practise with.

Cons: Haven't come across a thing yet and hope never to!

Other: Well worth what I paid for it. A friend bought a much more expensive bow and found that there was little difference between them, she was impressed too.

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17/06/2014 19:48
London, United Kingdom


this bow helps my cheap violin sound better

Pros: Helps my cheap violin producing a better sound. It is a bit lighter then my old one

Cons: N/A

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08/02/2014 17:42
Bury, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Col Legno excellent

Pros: Excellent balance. Lightweight. Pretty indestructible.

Cons: Nothing so far

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


Worth the wait.
2 out of 4 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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02/01/2014 17:26
Carnforth, United Kingdom


Good bow and speedy delivery
1 out of 2 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 6 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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16/08/2018 13:34
DINGWALL, United Kingdom


Lovely bow and wonderfully fast delivery
1 out of 3 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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15/03/2018 16:12
Windsor, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Great bow just wish I’d bought one sooner
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: I just love this new bow. Great weight and balance. It has really made a difference to the tone of the violin. I wasn’t sure about a non wood bow but I am now. Only wish I had bought one sooner.

Cons: None

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08/04/2017 17:55
Chippenham, United Kingdom


Happy fiddler!
1 out of 3 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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