Carbon fiber bow

CodaBow Prodigy

The Prodigy bow is a carbon fiber bow made for violin, viola or cello students. It is the resulting creation of a long collaboration between the vision of bow makers and that of many violin, viola and cello teachers. It represents an outstanding value for younger and advancing players.

The sound delivered is clear, strong and uniform. It is available in 3/4 and full-size (4/4) for violin, viola and cello.

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Prodigy carbon fiber bow for violin

A bow for younger and advancing players

It has been designed to meet the needs of students in order to facilitate mastering bowing techniques with the instrument. The Prodigy’s stick is very easy to handle thanks to its rigid structure, which allows for a more comfortable playing experience on all strings. This high degree of stiffness limits the effort required by the player to rub the bow’s hair on the strings.

It is the perfect bow for any violinist, violist or cellist discovering his string-bowed instrument.

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Specifications

Bow CodaBow Prodigy
Material Carbon fiber
Level Beginners to Intermediate
Grip Moroccan leather
Frog design European
Tone color Even and clear
Weight Medium-light
Stick balance Center-Tip
Bow rigidity Stiff
Action Firm
Touch Steady, firm
Available for 3/4 and 4/4 for violin, viola and cello
Warranty 5-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.

I select my options

  • Bow size

    • 3/4
    • 4/4
  • Instrument