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. 

David Lombardi


"I have been playing a Müsing C3 bow for many years and I love its response and control, qualities that I appreciate especially when swapping from one style of playing and a repertoire to another. I like the consistency of the sound through the entire length of the bow and the sense of solidity and strength it gives when holding it."

Ulrich Meingast


"After 4 months of learning the double bass, a new bow was the first change I made. I have very good experiences on the cello with an Arcus bow from Mr. Müsing. For my new hobby, the C3 offers a great price/performance ratio, even in comparison to competing carbon products from the USA.

It doesn't need to shy away from comparison with traditional bows in the price segment up to 1500 EUR. It is richer in overtones than Pernambuco sticks, which is a matter of taste on the bass.... I like it. The response on the E-string is convincing."

Alexa Friedel


"I wish I had known about the Müsing C5 earlier! Not only is it much lighter and faster than my old wooden bow, it also sounds much better. Since I got it, I can't stop playing..."

Chris Weeks


"Wow! Compared to the Coda it makes the Coda seem 'muddier.' The C4 is brighter, more precise and an absolute joy to use."

Aaron Faulkner


"I absolutely love how crisp and precise the tone is, especially with the C4."

Bruno Antonio Buike


"The Müsing C2 violin bow arrived today - and I am totally blown away. I hadn't imagined the improvement in sound (and playing) to be so great. The Youtube video with the bow comparison is a strong 'understatement'! Honestly, I have NEVER experienced anything like this in terms of SOUND!"

Karl Varnai


"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.


"[...] 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."

Gilles Lépine


"Hello Mr. Müsing, I just bought a C3 cello bow. My comment is that this bow will serve me to evolve faster than my first Yamaha CBB-301 carbon, it is much more even and the sound is less garish and cranky, and the weight also makes a good difference, well done for your imagination and creation, and the modern frog is really cool." 

Andrea Wessel


"After a long research and a very nice phone conversation with Mr. Müsing, I decided to test the C2, C3 and C4. My luthier gave me the bows to test at home. In the end, the C3 was the best fit for my violin. I am totally thrilled with the sound. In combination with the Larsen Tzigane strings, my instrument really shines. The bow just feels good in the hand, if I may describe it that way, and is super to play. I have not regretted the purchase. I can really recommend the Müsing bows."

Jonas Lein


"I needed a new bow and came across the Müsing company on the Internet. After much consideration and reading, I had the C3, C4 and C5 models sent to me to try out. The C3 is certainly the best value for money, but was unfortunately ruled out for my requirements after a short time. I wavered between the C4 and C5 for a long time, in short you could say that technically the C4 seemed louder and harder in sound, but the C5 was warmer, softer and noticeably easier to control. In general, you have to get used to the lower weight of 54g (normal wooden bows approx. 60g), but the lower weight has many advantages. Although you have to push a little harder yourself, you can play both quieter and louder, fast passages are much easier and there is less strain on the arm. Personally, I have not noticed any difference or advantage between the two variants of the frog shape. 

You are advised not to switch between carbon and wooden bows during the testing phase, but to be absolutely sure about my purchase (also out of curiosity, of course), I have to admit that I travelled to Thomann to get a more comprehensive picture and a meaningful comparison with wooden bows from a similar price segment. Conclusion: Even after several hours and a few bows later, the C5 was still ahead for me personally, so I had no choice but to keep it. A true masterpiece.

My other experiences with Müsing have been very good, you are treated in a friendly and courteous manner, taken seriously as a customer and personally looked after, and even when comments or requests for changes are made, the response is understanding and accommodating. There is not much more for me to say than thank you very much and keep up the good work!"

Jacob Thierfelder (Violin maker)


"The Müsing bows are designed in a way that makes the player play more confidently and easily right from the beginning, and at the same time forgive mistakes. Compared to wooden bows they have a much higher resilience, resonance and break resistance. [...] With the Müsing 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."

Review Articles

An extensive report on various carbon fiber bows - including Müsing - in the June issue of the magazine "The Strad" 2019:

We would be very happy if you share your experiences, your opinion, critics and recommendations regarding sound, play-ability, design and handling of our bows.