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Is Fiberglass Still a Relevant Choice as a Bow Material?
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I know that Glasser has sold a lot of fiberglass violin bows over the years, and I have not played one, but it would seem that carbon fiber has reached a price point that makes fiberglass moot.  Are there sonic (or other) benefits in the material that are hidden from me?  Does anyone here still play one?

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I've got an old glasser. It's brown when they still made them that color. Its far better than cheap brazilwood bows but that's not saying much.

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I actually never liked fiberglass bows but they are probably better than cheap brazilwood bows.

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