Many musicians around the globe are playing a Müsing bow these days. But actually only a few of these players are known to us as the majority of the Müsing bows are sold through our dealers.
So we would be all the more pleased if you share your experiences with us and leave a short review or comment below.
Karl Varnai, musician
"...playing with the C5 carbon fiber bow at the 38th annual Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival in Pennsylvania couple of days ago. Loved the quick response and subtle nuances of playing Appalachian Old Time and Minstrel Era Rags with this bow.
This has become my favorite bow."
Tom L., musician
"[...] I have no trouble with anything I play using the C2 and have never thought while playing, "Oh, if only I had my good wood bow in hand." I'm telling you this because if any fiddlers inquire about a Musing bow, you can tell them my experience and tell them that the lower grade, C2, might be all they need for Irish fiddling. [...] Since I'm retired, I live part of the year in Minnesota and part in Texas. Texas heat, and Minnesota cold, can both be hard on wooden musical instruments, but I can now go out in heat or cold with my C2 [...] with much, much less worry."
Jacob Thierfelder, violin maker
"In the last few months I have intensively studied the subject of bows for stringed instruments, and I've tested a wide variety of bows.
Until then I was convinced that carbon bows could not compete with traditional wooden bows, so I had to radically change my attitude towards them. It is true that cheap carbon bows do not even come close to cheap wooden bows. The situation is completely different with really high-quality carbon bows. The German company Arcus is the leader in this field and produces carbon bows of the highest quality. But of course this also has its price and not every musician will be able to afford a bow for several thousand Euros. Now Arcus has launched a second product line which is based on their long experience: Müsing.
These bows [...] are designed in a way that allows the player to play confidently and easily right from the beginning, and at the same time to forgive mistakes. Compared to wooden bows they have a much higher tension, resonance and break resistance. [...] With these bows my instruments have a much better response and a fuller sound. After some tests I was so convinced of these bows that I ordered a range for violin and viola.[...]"
An extensive report on various carbon fiber bows - including Müsing - in the June issue of the magazine "The Strad" 2019: