Carbon bow

CodaBow Diamond NX

The Diamond NX carbon fiber bow is an excellent match for student and intermediate violinists, violists or cellists (4/4 size only).

It offers a clear and sustained sound. It uses a fairly rigid and firm stick and a balanced weight distribution.

The Diamond NX is the first bow of the Diamond line (the mid level is the SX and the professional level is the Diamond GX).

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Diamond NX carbon bow by CodaBow
Jonathan H. Warren and his Joule carbon bow


Its carbon fiber stick offers stability throughout its entire length, which simplifies practicing bow movements. The weight of the bow stick has been designed to simplify the balance that the instrumentalist has to master once the hair comes in contact with the strings. A great deal of thought has gone into the Diamond NX regarding the force exerted and the handling of the bow’s inclination.

In terms of responsiveness, the Diamond NX offers a balanced sound on the strings, yet it is a little less nuanced than the other Diamond SX and GX bows. It allows for a smooth and clear tone that respects the pitch and nuances of the sound.

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Bow CodaBow Diamond NX
Material Carbon fiber
Level Beginners to intermediate
Hair Natural silver medal horse hair
Frog design Traditional
Tip plate Fiber-reinforced composite
Grip Moroccan leather
Stick balance Center-tip
Weight Medium
Action Moderate-firm
Bow rigidity Medium-stiff
Touch Firm, strong
Tone color Clear, sustained
Available for 4/4 for violin, viola or cello
Warranty 10 years through the manufacturer


Why use a carbon fiber bow?

One of the main advantages of carbon fiber bows is that they can be designed and then manufactured following the engineers’ instructions to the smallest detail. These bows are truly designed to meet very specific needs. The carbon fiber structure ensures stability over time as opposed to wood, which is a constantly evolving material. In the same manner, the engineering applied to carbon fiber bows is not particularly applicable to wooden bows.
Discover all the advantages of carbon fiber bows.

How to choose a CodaBow?

CodaBow bows are created depending on the level of the violinists. Their needs have been carefully studied in order to meet the needs of each stage in the learning progression of an instrument, as well as the playing style of the instrumentalist. Accordingly, 4 differentiation points are emphasized for each bow:

  • Balance – The center of inertia that the player experiences while playing with the bow
  • Weight – The weight felt by the player
  • Feel – The sensation the instrumentalist feels when using the bow
  • Rigidity – The force required for the stroke of the bow

A bow must assist the instrumentalist during his musical training and later during his performances. It must be stable, flexible, and strong and at the same time adapt to the needs of the musician at any given time. CodaBow has concentrated its efforts on the technical aspects of bow playing and bow movements thus providing several ranges for beginners, intermediate and professional violinists. Each bow stick is designed specifically to accommodate to the progress of the instrumentalist so that he can further develop and improve his technique. Therefore, the weight distribution, balance and rigidity of the stick, as well as the feel of the strings differ from one bow to another.

Read our article about the choosing of a CodaBow bow.

Why is the bow important for the clarity of your sound?

A bow must have an ideal balance positioned towards the tip in order to properly rub the strings of the instrument. This balance is key to the clarity of sound and the nuances you will be able to produce.
CodaBow bows and levels

When should I rehair my bow?

CodaBow recommends rehairing your bow every 6 to 12 months. The wear and tear of your bow’s hair depends on a variety of factors such as playing and storage conditions. For more information, please read our article on Why would you want to rehair your bow?

How do I clean my bow?

CodaBow suggests that you clean the stick and the frog of your bow with a microfiber cloth to remove all rosin residue and any sweat stains caused by your hands and fingers.

How do I take care of my bow?

Just like your instrument, the best place for a bow when it is not being used is its case. Store it carefully in your violin case.

Who can rehair a CodaBow bow?

Although CodaBow bows use cutting edge materials, they are made much like traditional bows. The same general care and maintenance of a wooden bow applies to CodaBow bows as well. Your archetier or luthier should not have any trouble rehairing your CodaBow bow.

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We recommend the Diamond NX bow for all violinists with a beginner or intermediate violin level. The Diamond NX is really perfect to improve bow skills and to get a great smooth and clear tone with your violin.

If bow direction and movements have not secret for you, we suggest to have a look on the Joule bow by Codabow.