Bow approval service

Looking for a good value bow?

Require recommendations and the chance to try several bows at home?

Want to find the bow that suits you best?

Our quick and easy bow approval service allows you to try up to four bows at home before you buy.

Choosing a suitable bow at a sensible budget is difficult at the best of times. Our scheme offers the convenience of online shopping with the expertise and choice available from a specialist violin shop.

Each bow is individually inspected in our workshops and immediately playable. Please see the web listing for a detailed description of each bow.

We believe trying a number of bows in your own home makes choosing an suitable bow much easier than the sometimes pressurised and slightly intimidating environment of a shop.

The service is available within the UK mainland only at the quoted shipping charge. Addresses in Northern Ireland, IOM and Scottish Islands are subject to non refundable shipping supplements. Please call for details.

How it works:

Choose up to four bows from the selection online or let us advise you. Applies to all violin, viola & cello bows £200 and over in price except Baroque and Double Bass bows which are not available under this scheme. Phone us to place your order and pay a £100 deposit with a verified debit/credit card. A £12 nominal charge is payable which covers the delivery and return of the bows (exceptions below.) You will receive a pre-paid returns label with the bows, you'll then need to take your parcel to a Post Office in your area to get it back to us safely. If you're unable to visit a Post Office then we can arrange for a courier collection (with a small postage surcharge.) Please note that purchases under this service do not qualify for loyalty points.

Spend 7 days trying the bows at home, with your orchestra/ensemble or with your teacher.

If you decide to purchase a bow we will charge your card with the balance of the price. If a bow is not purchased specifically as a result of this trial, we will retain £10 from your deposit to defray our expenses in providing this service. The customer is responsible for the return of the bows within the agreed timeframe using our nominated service to qualify for insurance. If a bow is purchased the only additional cost over the purchase price is the initial £12 postage charge.

The service is available by telephone only.
Please call us on 01903 942630 for further information or to place your order.