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BOW -- synthetic hair ok ?
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October 30, 2013 - 4:13 pm
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I saw a thread in here, but never got into if they were any good.


I found a seller for a decent starter violin. Has the finish I like, possible boxwood pegs, solid top, so not bad.


However, he said the bow is synthetic and not to expect much.

IS that the general opinion? A synthetic hair bow is going to be a problem ?



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November 1, 2013 - 10:42 am
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There are a few new options with synthetic hair that are supposedly good. I haven't tried them but I'm sure someone here would know more about it. However, if the owner said not to expect much, I'm sure it will be a bad option such as fiber glass hair.
Most bows can be rehaired and the price of a new bow with Mongolian horse hair is as little as a rehair job. Our Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber bows are loved by many hundreds of players. :-) Extremely affordable for being real Carbon Fiber too.

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