Coda Luma Violin Bow

By Codabow

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The ideal bow for players seeking both light facility and rich tonality, the LUMA is influenced by the historically remarkable bows of Voirin, Lamy, and Thomassin. A few grams lighter than its DIAMOND companions, the LUMA is a testament to modern bow design. Compelling for Fiddle, Jazz, and Classical alike, the LUMA delivers a truly enlightened performance to every style.

The Coda range of bows are all made in the USA using modern materials to produce bows which offer consistent performance and reliability which inspires confidence and playing enjoyment for all standards of player. The use of man made materials for every component, hair excluded, means the bows are extremely practical in everyday use. The sticks are string and remain straight and with the correct camber. The adjustment mechanisms are precision made for smooth action and easy hair tensioning. Rehairing is in the traditional manner and any experienced bow maker will have no difficulty in rehairing these bows.

Coda bows are our biggest selling bows at their price point and represent excellent value for money across the product range.


  • Graphite diamond weave stick with Kevlar acoustic core
  • Xebony frog by Paulus, Germany
  • Individually numbered
  • Brown tint stick
  • Made in USA
  • Weight: 57 grams
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
12/03/2013 21:01
Eastleigh, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Coda Luma great choice
10 out of 10 found the following review helpful

Pros: The Luma is an excellent bow for those players who wish to indulge a passion for jazz, blues or folk styles.It is light and well suited to producing those ghost notes, so favoured by jazz and blues players. For those that use the folk/bluegrass chop, this bow offers controllable exciting sounds (especially on an electric fiddle with pedals). Most of all i love the effortless manoeuvrability, the bow is so light and feels as if it wants to dance over the strings. I love playing with this bow.

Cons: For classical players it may require more effort to produce the stronger sounds associated with the genre.

Other: I have both the Luma and the Joule by coda both purchased from The String Zone. Both are innovative and exciting in different ways and bring different things to your sound. I enjoy playing with both bows and wouldn't want to use any others now. Superb products, both! The string Zone may I add, have been a joy to do business with.

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20/09/2015 14:05
Keighley, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Codabow Luma agile and expressive.
5 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: I had the choice of four Codabows on trial. After a few days of playing them, the Luma was the one for me. It is very agile and, at the same time, expressive in a way that the NX, GX and Joule are not. For me a carbon fibre bow is a must. They can withstand tough gigging far better than wooden bows.

Cons: None.

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14/08/2018 15:04
Penzance, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Light and dreamy, beautiful bow
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: The Luma is an incredibly beautiful bow to play with. It is light and very responsive. I tried it as part of a bow approval trial and I must say if I was richer I would have bought the Luma and the Joule which is the one I went for. If you are a classical player or a player of more lyrical expressive music you will really enjoy the smooth response from this super light but strong bow. The only reason I didn't buy it was because it was somewhat similar to one of my wooden bows and because my priority this time was to buy a bow that gave me a bit more power and agility for playing fiddle-style music.

Cons: None. Just that I could't afford buying two bows right now!

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01/12/2014 17:45
Brentwood, United Kingdom


A light and very good bow at a reasonable price
3 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: Light and well styled. Much better to play than other coda bows I've tried even though they cost more. Bit more like my Musicari.

Cons: Nothing except the little leather pad where your thumb goes feels thicker than normal.

Other: I like carbon fibre bows because they are sturdy, don't warp and seem to be better that pernambuco ones at the same price.

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11/03/2014 19:59
Alicante, Spain


Estoy satisfecho con el arco. Es muy ligero, versá
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Estoy satisfecho con el arco. Es muy ligero, versátil y fiable. Gracias

Cons: Ninguna

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22/02/2018 21:47
Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Very good bow with no vices

Pros: Very good bow, smooth, steady and predictable

Cons: None

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