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OUR DREAM

We unite the time-honored traditions of bowmaking with the future of advanced materials to pioneer a family of bows unsurpassed in performance and beauty.




PIONEERING PERFORMANCE
Tracing its lineage back to the very first carbon fiber part ever produced, CodaBow is recognized worldwide as the pioneer of the modern bow. The combined expertise of a composite scientist, aerospace engineer, and master bowmaker, partnered with the experience of professional musicians, promise industry-leading designs both artful and precise. Reverent to history and devoted to innovation, CodaBow is the vanguard of design and technology, dedicated to elevating the performance of the new generation of bows.

CODABOW PIONEERS

Stan Prosen

Reverently referred to as a ‘Grandfather of Composites’, Stan (together with Roger Bacon, the inventor of carbon fiber) fabricated the earliest carbon fiber parts ever made. One notable part, the NOL ring, when accidentally dropped by Stan revealed a uncommonly sonorous resonance and inspired what eventually became the CodaBow. Despite numerous scientific publications, patents, ASTM standards, and some of the highest industry awards to his credit, Stan considered pioneering the carbon fiber bow to be his greatest professional contribution to humanity.


Stan Prosen

Pioneer / Material Scientist

Roger Zabinski

One of his generation's most respected traditional bow makers, Roger personifies a passion for excellence in bow making. Handcrafting fine pernambuco bows in the French tradition for or over 40 years, Roger has developed a style that is recognized worldwide for its elegance and playability. His bows can be found in the hands of the finest players of our time and in permanent residence in the Smithsonian Institution’s musical instrument collection.


Roger Zabinski

Master Bow Maker

Jeff Van Fossen

A chance encounter with Stan soon after Jeff graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering redirected his gaze from exploring galaxies far far away to pioneering beautiful new frontiers here on earth. Jeff’s expertise in structural design and his passion for music lent themselves extraordinarily to the science of improving bow performance through advanced technologies. Jeff considers working with such industry giants as Stan and Roger to be his greatest professional honor.


Jeff Van Fossen

Bow Designer / Aerospace Engineer

CODABOW OUTREACH

Supporting the string community has been at our core from the day we created the first CodaBow.