The History of Vuillaume’s Bows

Legendary luthier Vuillaume is known for his bows, but he never made one by Erin Shrader The top price paid at Bonhams’ March 11 auction sale in London was not for a fiddle or even a cello, but for a…

violin bow rehair

How to Tell If Your Bow Needs a Rehair

Bow hair does break and stretch, and eventually stops engaging the string. Here's what to look and feel for to know if it's time to have your bow rehaired.
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How to Steady Your Bouncing Bow

Are you having trouble steadying your bow? Try the son filé and parlando exercises detailed here to steady your bouncing bow.
Drawer full of Violin Bows

A Guide to Buying a Bow

Choosing a bow can be a daunting task, given the multitude of products on the market. Here are several simple points to consider when you venture off to visit your local dealer in search of the perfect stick to suit your needs.