The Giuliani Carbon Fiber Bow is a beautiful, highly effective bow available at a competitive price for the latest technology in precision bow making. Carbon fiber, as compared to fiberglass or other plastics, is a more sophisticated compound designed to have a high strength-to-weight ratio. Precisely measured to create a perfectly round, balanced, and lightweight bow shaft, the carbon fiber bow often exceeds the performance of common Brazilwood bows and completely resists warping. It is a great choice for both young and experienced players looking for a strong, durable, light, and extremely responsive bow.
Balance, response, and bounce of the High Grade Carbon Fiber Bow are excellent, responding to every nuance of the player. Unlike some carbon fiber bows that are hollow in the center, the Guiliani bows are constructed of solid carbon fiber throughout. With such a stable, strong bow stick, performers can play powerfully with heavier strokes to create more volume. The stick is shaped to exact specifications that ensure accuracy and clarity for advanced spicatto techniques.
Mongolian horse hair from high elevations is very durable, strong, and long-lasting. Its smooth texture creates a similarly smooth, clear, and full tone when drawn over the string.
As we source our bows directly from the maker, we are able to improve quality control and offer such high quality at a price well below what would be expected for bows of this caliber.
Posted by Kelly Harriger on 1st Aug 2012
I recently received this bow from Kennedy Violins, just two weeks after I'd already purchased another carbon fiber bow. I had never used one before then, and was very, very surprised at how much easier it was to play. I had struggled with bow control for the past few years, always working hard at better control and form, and as soon as I got my first carbon fiber bow, nearly all those problems disappeared.
So it was with great anticipation that I awaited my second carbon fiber bow in two weeks, primarily because I wanted to compare them. The Guiliani Grad 1 bow is an excellent bow, and it convinced me that my improved technique wasn't a fluke. This bow is very well balanced, and provides the user with precise control. I discovered that the Guiliani bow provided a tone more consistent with a wooden bow, than did the other carbon bow I own (which is the lighter of the two). I have heard from some advanced and professional players that very high-end wood bows provide better tone than carbon fiber, but with the style of playing I do, I would rather have excellent handling characteristics first, as the actual tone changes are so subtle anyway that I doubt I would notice them if I hadn't been really listening for them.
If you've always played with inexpensive wooden bows, or if you've struggled with control and tone issues on inexpensive wooden bows, then I can't recommend this bow highly enough. I noticed changes in my playing immediately. Better control instantly translates into stronger and more consistent tone, and this bow provides them both. If you're a serious player who's always played with a wooden bow, and if you feel like you're in a bit of a rut in terms of tone and bow control, then you owe it to yourself to try carbon fiber. It will amaze you!