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I have a great interest in extending the performance of Cecilio acoustic (CVN 500 and CVN 600) and electric violins. I had great fun perusing (and following the advice of) the "silk purse" discussion of Cecilio electric violins on the Fiddle Forum. I did not see anything similar on this forum. I also had difficulty in finding a carbon fiber bow that would fit into the "extended" length case of the CVN 600 (the purchased Fiddlerman bow was slightly too long). I don't think that a 3/4 size bow would fit into a conventional CVN 500 (and below) case. A upgrade to Cecilio bow topic would be valuable since few bows provide overall length data.
Fiddlerman is the third largest seller of Cecilio violins. Certainly, the number of extant specimens of Cecilio violins (and their owners) should create an interesting range of discussion.
Is there a set length for a 4/4 bow? I have found in one case that I have, my bows almost don't fit when loosened. I have to fiddle with the foam as @Fiddlerman suggested, plus turn it the right way. In another case there is plenty of room. I tend to think my cheaper, smaller case just is frugal on space for everything.
I did some checking with a tape measure. The Cecilio CVN 600 4/4 case (which is quite a bit wider than a standard Cecilio case) will take bows of 29 inches (2 each). One fits easily (about 3/8" to spare) and the second squeezes in.
The standard 4/4 Cecilio case (CVN 500 and below) will also take 29 inch bows (2 each). I think that if you repositioned the bow holding latches so that they were further toward the center of the case, the case would take a longer bow.
The Fiddlerman bow that I have measures 29-1/2 inches.
A standard 3/4 Cecilio case (CVN 500 and below) will take 27 inch bows (2 each). Again, you might get a longer bow in if you repositioned the bow holding latches inward.
I have no idea how old my Cecilio violins are since they were all bought used, so your results may vary.
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