The New Age of Bow Making

Composite Bows

Carbon Fiber, Graphite, and Composite bows have gained widespread popularity among musicians as quality alternatives to wood bows. The creation of a high-quality composite bow requires as much artistry and craftsmanship as the traditional wooden bow, with the added benefit of strength and consistency. The quality and availability of Pernambuco (the traditional wood used for bow construction) continues to diminish due to the over-cutting of the Brazilian rain-forest which makes the composite bows (made with man-made materials) a wonderful addition to the bow market. We at Lashof Violins pride ourselves on offering a large selection of composite bows.

All composite bows are available for mail-order purchase! Ask about our RISK FREE TRIAL on most of our composite bows (vintage lines excluded). (Our stock is constantly fluctuating and bows are subject to availability. We only ship bows within the continental United States. Bows shipped for trial purposes must be prepaid.)

You can now purchase our stock of vintage bows exclusively through our website. (Click on the tab below!)

 

Please note our holiday hours: Online orders will not ship on these days.

 

CodaBow produces some of the finest composite bows made today and they are made in the USA. They are suited especially well for players who prefer a stronger bow.

You can now purchase a number of CodaBows directly through our website! All bows available for online purchase will have a "BUY NOW" button directly below their sale price!

Student Model: Prodigy

Diamond Series: Diamond NX    Diamond SX     Diamond GX

Specialized Designs: Luma     Joule

 

CodaBow Prodigy "True to its name, the PRODIGY delivers a gifted performance. Precision-engineered to provide select professional characteristics at a pre-professional price, the PRODIGY boasts exceptional performance for exceptional students. The dynamically balanced shaft offers off-string agility commonly reserved for high-performance bows while also providing the on-string forgiveness and comfort desired by young players." Also available in fractional sizes.

VIOLIN: Suggested Retail Price: $345.00 Sale Price: $310.50 (Free Shipping!)

VIOLA: Suggested Retail Price: $380.00 Sale Price: $342.00 (Free Shipping!)

CELLO: Suggested Retail Price: $415.00 Sale Price: $373.50 (Free Shipping!)

 

****Used 3/4 Violin Prodigy Bow: Sale Price: $262.20 (Free Shipping!)****

(Limited Stock; Manufacturer's Warranty Void)

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CodaBow Diamond NX "The shared dream of master makers and professional teachers, the DIAMOND NX offers advanced performance for serious players Agile and accommodating, the NX elevates, advancing players to new levels."

VIOLIN: Suggested Retail Price: $430.00 Sale Price: $387.00

VIOLA: Suggested Retail Price: $475.00 Sale Price: $427.50

CELLO: Suggested Retail Price: $520.00 Sale Price: $468.00 (Free Shipping!)

 

****Used Viola Diamond NX Bow: Sale Price: $361.00 (Free Shipping!)****

(Limited Stock; Manufacturer's Warranty Void)

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CodaBow LUMA"The ideal bow for players seeking both light facility and rich tonality, the LUMA is influenced by the historically remarkable bows of Voirin, Lamy, and Thomassin. A few grams lighter than its DIAMOND companions, the LUMA is a testament to modern bow design. Compelling for Fiddle, Jazz, and Classical alike, the LUMA delivers a truly enlightened performance to every style."

VIOLIN: Suggested Retail Price: $595.00 Sale Price: $535.50

VIOLA: Suggested Retail Price: $655.00 Sale Price: $589.50

CELLO: Suggested Retail Price: $715.00 Sale Price: $643.50 (Free Shipping!)

 

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CodaBow Diamond SX "A stunning technological tribute to history’s fine bows, the DIAMOND SX offers premium performance for professionals. Sophisticated and reliable, the SX is the ideal ‘touring’ bow for every professional artist and teacher."

VIOLIN: Suggested Retail Price: $595.00 Sale Price: $535.50

VIOLA: Suggested Retail Price: $655.00 Sale Price: $589.50

CELLO: Suggested Retail Price: $715.00 Sale Price: $643.50 (Free Shipping!)

 

****Used Violin Diamond SX Violin Bow: Sale Price: $452.20 (Free shipping!)****

(Limited Stock; Manufacturer's Warranty Void)

 

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CodaBow Joule "The most innovative of all the CodaBows.
The JOULE evokes a performance unattainable with traditional materials. Originally developed exclusively for extended range and electric instruments. This breakthrough design is capable of commanding power from the lower range while still finessing color and nuance from the upper range. Compelling on both extended range and traditional instruments, the JOULE possesses an empowering energy that must be experienced to truly appreciate."

VIOLIN: Suggested Retail Price: $695.00 Sale Price: $625.50 (Free Shipping!)

VIOLA: Suggested Retail Price: $765.00 Sale Price: $688.50 (Free Shipping!)

CELLO: Suggested Retail Price: $830.00 Sale Price: $747.00

 

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CodaBow Diamond GX "As the crown jewel of the DIAMOND Collection the DIAMOND GX embodies the unrivaled marriage of timeless craftsmanship and industry-first technology. Designed for professionals, the GX offers performance once reserved for only the finest pernambuco bows"

VIOLIN: Suggested Retail Price: $845.00 Sale Price: $760.50

VIOLA: Suggested Retail Price: $930.00 Sale Price: $837.00 (Free Shipping!)

CELLO: Suggested Retail Price: $1,015.00 Sale Price: $913.50

 

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What makes Jon Paul Bows the finest carbon composite bows in the world?

• Handmade in the USA since 1996, with models and prices to fit every skill level and budget, JonPaul bows are among the finest available. 
• Each model has a different formula. The combination of advanced materials and classic design produces the rich tone of fine wood bows.
• The heads don’t pop off. All Jon Paul bows share a one-piece molding process, with the silver tip molded into the bow. Single-piece construction means the stick is strong from tip to button. You can feel secure playing your Jon Paul bow indoors, outdoors, or in a cramped orchestra pit.
• With color infused to the very core of the stick, the diamond finish is durable and beautiful.

A fine bow deserves beautiful components. Designed by wood bow makers, Jon Paul bows are crafted with a traditional French Peccatte/Maline style head. They are fitted with high-grade materials and are finished in the tradition of classic bows.  Jon Paul bows are responsive and pull a beautiful tone. See, feel, and hear the difference.

The Bow Models:  Matrix     Fusion     Bravo     Legacy     Arpege     Avanti     Muse     Carrera

 

 

JonPaul Matrix (Nickel Silver) "One-piece woven carbon fiber round stick, nickel-silver mounted frog, Parisian eye. The Matrix woven carbon fiber bow delivers a powerful feel and sound. Both beautifully crafted and rich in tone, this bow is another JonPaul success in carbon fiber design."

VIOLIN: Suggested Retail Price: $189.00 Sale Price: $170.00

VIOLA: Suggested Retail Price: $222.00 Sale Price: $200.00

CELLO: Suggested Retail Price: $334.00 Sale Price: $300.00

 

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JonPaul Fusion (nickel-silver) Carbon Fiber/Wood Hybrid "Carbon Fiber/Wood round stick, nickel-silver mounted. The JonPaul Fusion hybrid bow blends the best of both worlds: the strength and durability of carbon fiber with the warm, lovely sound of wood."
*The Fusion (nickel-silver) is our best selling hybrid bow! It has even turned the hearts of a couple professionals who previously preferred only wood bows.

VIOLIN: Suggested Retail Price: $216.00 Sale Price: $204.00 (Free Shipping!)

VIOLA: Suggested Retail Price: $282.00 Sale Price: $250.00

CELLO: Suggested Retail Price: $332.00 Sale Price: $299.00 (Free Shipping!)

 

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JonPaul Bravo "One piece high-grade round stick, black finish, fully lined nickel silver mounted frog, silver-alloy tip."

VIOLIN: Suggested Retail Price: $300.00 Sale Price: $270.00

VIOLA: Suggested Retail Price: $330.00 Sale Price: $297.00

CELLO: Suggested Retail Price: $360.00 Sale Price: $324.00

 

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JonPaul Legacy "One piece select-grade round stick, black finish, fully lined, high grade nickel-silver mounted frog, silver-alloy tip, Parisian eye."

VIOLIN: Suggested Retail Price: $400.00 Sale Price: $360.00

VIOLA: Suggested Retail Price: $430.00 Sale Price: $387.00

CELLO: Suggested Retail Price: $480.00 Sale Price: $432.00

 

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JonPaul Arpege "One piece professional-grade round stick, burgundy walnut finish, top grade nickel-silver mounted frog, silver tip, Parisian eye."

VIOLIN: Suggested Retail Price: $590.00 Sale Price: $531.00

VIOLA: Suggested Retail Price: $630.00 Sale Price: $567.00

CELLO: Suggested Retail Price: $670.00 Sale Price: $603.00

 

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JonPaul Avanti "One piece exclusive-grade round stick, burgundy walnut finish, silver mounted frog, silver tip, Parisian eye."

VIOLIN: Suggested Retail Price: $796.00 Sale Price: $716.00

VIOLA: Suggested Retail Price: $870.00 Sale Price: $783.00

CELLO: Suggested Retail Price: $946.00 Sale Price: $851.00

 

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JonPaul Muse "Crafted in the U.S.A. Rich, clear, warm sound. Easy to play and articulate. New wood-like finish, and beautiful silver mountings. Made for classical, bluegrass, rock, and fiddle players."

VIOLIN: Suggested Retail Price: $997.00 Sale Price: $897.30

CELLO: Suggested Retail Price: $1,100.00 Sale Price: $990.00

 

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JonPaul Carrera "4/4 Violin Bow Made With Ultra Strong Single-Piece Carbon Fiber Construction Textured Red-Brown "Varnished" Finish - One Piece Professional-Grade Round Stick - Sterling-Silver-Mounted Ebony Frog - Parisian Eye - Sterling-Silver Winding - Leather Grip - Finest Quality Hair.
The Carrera bow has the quick response and even tone that we have come to expect from the JonPaul carbon fiber bows. Additionally, it yields a broad and warm tone and is very well balanced.

Improvements in balance, weight, and flexibility are made not just to enhance the playability, but to create the warm, rich, and complex tones of the best wooden bows. The appearance is also enhanced with a textured varnished finish, which is discreet enough to blend into any collection."

VIOLIN: Suggested Retail Price: $1,445.00 Sale Price: $1,300.00 (Limited Availability. Call for Specials!)

 

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Eastman Cadenza Bows

The Cadenza Bows are a well-crafted line of composite bows distributed through the well-known and trusted Eastman Strings company. The bows handle very well, have a lovely sound, and have prices which attract students and professionals alike.

The Bow Models:  Cadenza      Cadenza*      Cadenza**      Cadenza***   

 

 

Eastman Carbon Cadenza The Cadenza is the first bow in the "Cadenza" line and the bows are affordable, durable, and easy to play. We find them to be a wonderful option for advancing students who are looking for a sturdier alternative to the traditional wood bow.

VIOLIN: Suggested Retail Price: $105.50 Sale Price: $95.00 (Call for Specials!)

VIOLA: Suggested Retail Price: $128.00 Sale Price: $115.00 (Call for Specials!)

CELLO: Suggested Retail Price: $140.00 Sale Price: $125.00 (Call for Specials!)

 

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Cadenza* The Cadenza* is the first step up from the basic "Cadenza" model. The bow offers a nickel mounted, ebony frog bow with unique strong, woven carbon fiber stick.

VIOLIN: Suggested Retail Price: $150.00 Sale Price: $135.00 (Call for Specials!)

VIOLA: Suggested Retail Price: $167.00 Sale Price: $150.00 (Call for Specials!)

CELLO: Suggested Retail Price: $183.50 Sale Price: $165.00 (Call for Specials!)

 

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Cadenza** The Cadenza** is the first in the Carbon fiber/Pernambuco Hybrid bow options from Eastman. The Cadenza** offers a nickel mounted, ebony frog bow with Pernambuco faced carbon fiber stick. The benefit of hybrid bows is they offer a more traditional look and offer more of the wood bow warmth of sound.

VIOLIN: Suggested Retail Price: $439.00 Sale Price: $395.00 (Call for Specials!)

VIOLA: Suggested Retail Price: $460.00 Sale Price: $415.00 (Call for Specials!)

CELLO: Suggested Retail Price: $484.00 Sale Price: $435.00 (Call for Specials!)

 

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Cadenza*** The Cadenza*** is the next step-up in the Carbon fiber/Pernambuco Hybrid bow options from Eastman. The Cadenza*** offers a silver mounted, ebony frog bow with Pernambuco faced carbon fiber stick. The Cadenza*** has the benefit of composite bow strength and the warmth and playing finesse of a wood bow.

VIOLIN: Suggested Retail Price: $640.00 Sale Price: $575.00 (Call for Specials!)

VIOLA: Suggested Retail Price: $684.00 Sale Price: $615.00 (Call for Specials!)

CELLO: Suggested Retail Price: $750.00 Sale Price: $675.00 (Call for Specials!)

 

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Vintage Coda Bows

Here is our selection of the original, Vintage line of Coda Bows for Violin, Viola, and Cello. Limited Availability. Sold As-Is (some minor stick blemishes may exist), but we guarantee every bow to be fully functional with fresh hair. No additional discounts/specials for the vintage line.

 

 

Coda Colours This CodaBow initially looks to be a pernambuco bow and even reflects the red-brown hues of pernambuco. But, unlike a traditional pernambuco bow, the Colours bow changes color as it moves through the light. When you bow, you can see a spectrum of colors-- from deep emerald to gold then ocean blue to yellow. The brighter the light, the more dramatic the change. As is true with the entire original line of CodaBows, the Colour bow has a great

VIOLA: Sale Price: $384.00

 

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Aspire True to its CodaBow heritage, the Aspire(tm) sets a new standard for superior performance at breakthrough pricing. The Aspire features an expertly designed and crafted shaft that is strong, responsive, and offers players a wonderfully powerful, yet focused sound. The natural ebony frog with its trademark 'Coda' eye is precisely fitted to the shaft ensuring a lifetime of reliable, trouble-free play. Precise manufacturing and expert handcrafted detail ensures consistent and confident performance. The striking graphite-fleck finish is true to CodaBow's mission of crafting supremely elegant performance bows. The Aspire will accompany players to ADVANCED levels of play. It is designed to meet the critical needs of the aspiring students at the most important and formative stages of their musical experience. Recognized as the perfect learning tool for school music students and adult beginners alike, the Aspire is the cornerstone teachers trust to help build a solid musical foundation.

VIOLIN: Sale Price: $214.00

VIOLA: Sale Price: $236.00

CELLO: Sale Price: $260.00

 

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Conservatory The CodaBow Conservatory Series is crafted in the likeness of fine pernambuco bows, the CodaBow Conservatory Series boasts the highest performance, pre-professional bow shaft available. Through its tempered graphite fiber architecture, this bow shaft offers a sensitivity and controllability difficult to find in wood bows in this price range. The Conservatory is designed to give players beautifully balanced, accommodating and economic bow that will accompany them to professional levels of play. Intended for pre-professional use, the CodaBow Conservatory Series might be the plainer, less-refined, more economical cousin to the CodaBow Classic, yet it shares the CodaBow reputation for unrivaled sound and performance in its price range.

VIOLIN with Snakewood Frog: Sale Price: $335.00

VIOLA: Sale Price: $348.00

 

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Classic The CodaBow Classic is designed and crafted in the likeness of history's greatest bows. True to tradition, the Classic possesses the uncompromising refinement and aesthetic that players have grown to expect from fine bows. The CodaBow Classic features a highly-responsive professional bow shaft created using a "tuned" graphite fiber construction. Precisely engineered and meticulously crafted, the Classic offers players even, rich, full and controllable sound capable of both nuance and power. Designed for accuracy and balance, the Classic embodies the sensitivity and articulation expected only in the finest pernambuco bows. The Classic has earned a reputation for providing a level of performance (feel and sound) known only to the finest pernambuco bows. Intended as a professional primary bow, the Classic also serves many other purposes for today's serious players, including: backup bow, rehearsal bow, outdoor performance bow and teaching bow.

VIOLA: Sale Price: $680.00 (FREE SHIPPING)

CELLO: Sale Price: $740.00 (FREE SHIPPING)

 

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