This Durable Carbon Fiber Bow Feels Like Wood!
The Yamaha CBB-101 Standard Carbon Fiber Violin Bow offers near-identical response, balance, and tone to a traditional pernambuco wood bow, minus the fragility and expensive price tag. And unlike bows made from traditional materials, the CBB-101 can withstand aggressive playing and is resistant to warping — even in ultra-humid climates. Most of the string players here use pernambuco bows; however, we found switching to the CBB-101 to be effortless — it feels great. Hand-finished by a skilled craftsperson, the CBB-101 Standard Carbon Fiber Bow is suitable for skilled or advancing violinists.
Carbon fiber — the bow of the future
For the past 250 or so years, pernambuco wood — harvested from the pau-brasil tree in Brazil — has been the primary material used for orchestral string instrument bows. Presently, the pau-brasil tree is endangered, and alternative materials are in demand. Enter carbon fiber — a synthetic material that’s lightweight, strong, and has proven to be an ideal substitute for pernambuco, as it offers a near-identical level of playability. What’s more, it doesn’t warp, is difficult to break, and is resistant to changes in temperature and humidity. If you’re searching for a new bow, a carbon fiber bow like the Yamaha CBB-101 is a great choice. It’s less expensive, better for the environment, and offers top-shelf playability.
Yamaha CBB-101 Standard Carbon Fiber Violin Bow Features:
- Offers near-identical response, balance, and tone as traditional pernambuco wood bows
- Can withstand aggressive playing and is resistant to warping — even in humid climates
- Natural feel makes switching from a traditional bow effortless
- Hand-finished by a skilled craftsperson
- Suitable for skilled or advancing violinists
Manufacturer Part Number:CBB-101