Mudcat Café message #1686385 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89392   Message #1686385
Posted By: Sorcha
06-Mar-06 - 09:48 AM
Thread Name: Difference in fiddle bows?
Subject: RE: Difference in fiddle bows?
The best bows are made from the heartwood of the pernambuco tree....it must be old enough to have a long enough piece. The stick must be exactly shaped by hand so that the 'camber' (curve) is just right for that piece of wood. Pernambuco is a tropical wood, and with the destruction of the rain forests.....carbon fiber seems to be an 'acceptable' substitute, but I hate them.