Carbon fiber bow

CodaBow Luma

The Luma bow by CodaBow is inspired by French bow makers Lamy and Voirin who made light bows and were specialists of rich tonality bows. It delivers a shimmering tone thanks to its excellent maneuverability. Its design has been conceived to limit the weight felt by the musician.

It is available for violin, viola and cello in full-size (4/4).

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the Luma bow for violin

A very light bow

The Aero frog and the lightness of the stick provide great flexibility of movement, increased response and agility during fast bowing motions. It is a few grams lighter than CodaBow’s Performance Model bows (Diamond NX, SX and GX). The CodaBow Luma has a balance point that is closer to the frog compared to other CodaBow bows.

The Luma carbon fiber bow is particularly suited for players who are looking for a very light bow. Ideal for fiddlers!

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Specifications

Bow CodaBow Luma
Material Carbon fiber
Level Advanced to professional
Tone color Shimmery, warm
Weight Medium-light
Stick balance Center-Frog
Bow rigidity Medium-soft
Action Moderate
Touch Light, nimble
Available for 4/4 for violin, viola and cello
Warranty 10-year warranty by the maker

FAQ

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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