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Revelle Woody Violin Bow (carbon fiber with REAL wood skin)

$529.00 $450.00
(You save $79.00)

Revelle Woody Violin Bow (carbon fiber with REAL wood skin)

$529.00 $450.00
(You save $79.00)
SKU:
RevelleBMVRW
Weight:
1.00 LBS
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Product Description

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

This is a really cool bow for intermediate to advanced players, violinists as well as fiddlers. It is a braided carbon fiber bow that looks EXACTLY like a pernambuco bow. This will appeal to the traditionally minded violinist as well as many fiddlers, who would not be caught dead with a new-fangled carbon fiber bow.

The Revelle Woody bow has a “skin” derived from a close relative of pernambuco wood, known as logwood (aka bloodwood), fused to it. The bow has a finish that looks like varnished pernambuco, as it were.

What is Logwood?

Now what is logwood, you may ask. The simple answer is that it is from a tree whose heartwood is visually indistinguishable from the heartwood of the pau-brazil (Caesalpinia echinata) tree, which we know as pernambuco. While both woods have been used to make red dye for centuries, only the pernambuco wood has been used for bow making. Oh, the botanical name for logwood is Haematoxylum campechianum.

Both pau-brazil (pernambuco) and logwood are flowering trees in the legume family. Yes, both of these trees produce peas. Pau-brazil is found only in Brazil and logwood is found Southern Mexico and Central America.

The point of all this is that, while the bow looks like pernambuco, none of the highly endangered wood is used in the making it.

How does it play?

It performs just like one would expect a mid-range braided carbon fiber bow to play. This means, pretty good, very forgiving but does not possess the capabilities (and unforgiving nature) of high performance bows, such as the Glasser braided carbon fiber bows, the best CodaBows or the new Revelle Falcon bow.

Aesthetics and appointments

Looks like varnished pernambuco

Nice fittings, including the signature Revelle frog, silver tip, lizard leather grip and silver wrapping.

Sizes:

Available for 4/4, ¾, ½ size

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