Incredibly Light Bow for Incredible Playing
With a nod to the great French bowmakers Lamy and Voirin, the CodaBow LUMA bow has a high, shimmering timbre that’s as silky as its handling. Lighter than the average violin, viola, or cello bow, the LUMA carbon fiber bow enables a facile and nimble response for mastering flashy, technical passages – especially those jumps in spiccato. The bow’s silvery tone and graceful agility are well-suited to intimate settings, blend well in ensembles, and are sought by players of all styles, including fiddlers. The LUMA bow appeals especially to players desiring lightness in weight and character.
Illuminated Performances Start with LUMA
Conventional wisdom says lighter violin, viola, and cello bows can feel nervous, jumpy, and more challenging to control. That’s not the case with the CodaBow LUMA carbon fiber bow. It might pull from the remarkable heritage of the bowmakers Voirin and Lamy, but the bow bucks tradition in its composition. Expect the unexpected with the LUMA.
| Bow Length, Shaft Only (cm)
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Large Dimension and Tonal Color
Old-fashioned ideas, meet new-fashioned technology. Many string players are taught that most light bows (and light carbon fiber bows in particular) lack the tonal color or dimension of traditionally-weighted Pernambuco bows. The LUMA, however, features more than just carbon fiber. Its blended acoustic core brings an uncharacteristically large dimension and a shimmering, warm color to life.
Ready to Respond
You say jump, and the LUMA jumps. The carbon fiber bow is balanced and weighted to be nimble and quick. The streamlined Aero Xebony® frog off-loads the hand to enhance facility and increase the bow’s attack, while the lightness of the shaft keeps you perfectly poised for flashy, technical passages. The resulting lighter touch and connection make rapid tonal changes a breeze. The LUMA’s 3D diamond weaving further lightens the bow while delivering the desired flexibility and response.
Prime for Fiddling, Virtuosity, and Speed
Fiddlers love how the LUMA bow crosses strings effortlessly. “It really plays itself,” reviewers claim. The LUMA’s weight and character are optimal for performing country, folk, and bluegrass music all day long – and not tiring your arm! While other lighter bows falter when it comes to maintaining deliberate control of the string, the LUMA doesn’t skip a beat.
Durable Enough for a Lifetime
All high-wear components (including tip plate, tip wedge, and button bearings) are precision-made using industry-leading composite materials to ensure a lifetime of worry-free play.
Approved for International Travel
The LUMA carbon fiber bow holds the GlobalBow® designation. This designation ensures that our bows contain no endangered, monitored, or regulated species (wildlife or fauna) and can pass worry-free through international Customs. Practice in Miami, perform in Milan, and play wherever it pleases you when you have a LUMA violin, viola, or cello bow.
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|Acoustic Core (Inner)
||Xebony® (Engineered Composite)
||Mother of Pearl (Pinctada Maxima)
||Plastic with Imitation Mop (Polyester) Eye
||Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic
||Ethically-Sourced Mongolian Horse Hair
Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic
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