Carbon Fiber Violin, Viola and Cello Bows

CodaBow pioneered the composite bow, is the industry leader, and sets the standard for advanced carbon fiber bows. Our carbon fiber violin, viola and cello bows are supported by four brand pillars: performance, quality, integrity, and service.

The difference is our award-winning designs. Our exclusive and innovative features means your carbon fiber violin, viola or cello bow will give you the ability to always showcase your best performance.

The Art & Beauty of the Violin Bow 

"The violin is the bow. Any musician that's advanced beyond the intermediate stage would absolutely, categorically agree with that statement, the violin is the bow. The violin itself is a note maker, but it's the bow that turns those notes into music." - Roger Zabinski

Watch the video to get a glimpse at the master bow maker that helped create the CodaBow we all know today, Roger Zabinski.

CodaBow Carbon Fiber Bows

CodaBow pioneered the carbon-fiber bow, is the industry leader, and sets the standard for advanced bows. CodaBow bows are supported by the four pillars of our brand: performance, quality, integrity, and service.

The difference is in the design, and our exclusive and innovative features mean your bow gives you the ability to always give your best performance.

man playing a cello with a codabow carbon fiber bow

Master Bow Models

Signature designs crafted in the timeless tradition of master makers.

Understanding that the bow is the agent of expression for string players, CodaBow has devoted decades to helping players realize their true voice. For over 10 years, CodaBow, along with master bowmaker Roger Zabinski, has crafted the best master level carbon fiber bows for violins, violas and cellos. Traditional artistry, coupled with the most innovative materials and tools of today, allows players of THE MARQUISE the freedom to explore any musical landscape.

man onstage with a band playing a violin with a codabow carbon fiber bow

Performance Bow Models

Innovative designs for ultimate command and excellence.

Creators and pioneers of the category, CodaBow continues to develop the most ground-breaking and popular models sought by professionals worldwide. With a nod to the past and an eye on the future, these models find intentionality and execution at their core. Whether you play classical, rock, jazz, or bluegrass, whether teacher, amateur, or professional, whether searching for a primary, back-up, or gigging bow, discover your companion in the Performance Category.

a pair of hands holding a codabow

Student Bow Models

Reliable and durable carbon fiber violin, viola and cello bow designs created to elevate and support developing musicians.

At CodaBow, we agree with the noted Juilliard pedagogue, Dorothy Delay, who said, “People learn best when they feel successful at it.” This is why we have taken such care to understand, design, and craft bows that serve the specific needs of students. As in all disciplines, choosing good equipment is the first step to elevating performance, inspiring confidence, and ultimately encouraging success in young artists.

Choosing the Best Carbon Fiber Violin, Viola or Cello Bow for You

CodaBow’s Designs — for Players of Every Style, Station and Aspiration — Are Unsurpassed.

The key to ultimate enjoyment of your music is free and effortless expression. As the channel of expression, the bow must be a seamless extension of your arm and communicate your personal style. Today, with advanced materials and techniques, we engineer individual characteristics to optimize your experience no matter your style, level, or taste. With CodaBow, you can now select the perfect match for every performance.

Path to Mastery chart to help find the right bow model

CodaBow Overview

GlobalBow ® Design — Protect What’s Precious

Many musicians are aware of the limited and restricted resources of Pernambuco and Ivory, but not everyone is aware that several of the other most common materials such as Madagascar Ebony and Mother-of-Pearl are also endangered. CodaBows are crafted with our GlobalBow Design eliminating the use of all endangered, regulated, and protected species common on other bows. Our advanced material alternatives offer a sustainable solution to the earth’s precious resources and protect traveling musicians from the risks of delays, fines, and confiscation at international borders.

global bow design


XEBONY® is a beautiful solution to the world’s endangered supply of instrument-quality Madagascar ebony. Invented by CodaBow and comprised of organic fibers and resin, XEBONY® is stronger and more durable than natural ebony and offers improved performance while also conserving our endangered resources.

Carbon Slide

The carbon slide and metal inlay protect Abalone colonies from over-harvesting due to ornamenting traditional and common bow frogs.

Composite Sure-Wedge System (wedges and plugs)

A secure alternative to basswood plugs, this design is CodaBow’s singular and efficient system for hairing both frog and tip.

Fiber-Reinforced Composite Tip Plate

To protect our threatened species and fight against illegally-traded ivory, CodaBow uses its own alloy or composite molded tip plates which strengthen the vulnerable head and nose of the bow.

Individual Serialization Number

Your bow is an investment. You deserve the tools that protect your investment and give you peace of mind. Each carbon fiber violin, viola or cello bow is engraved with a unique serial number that records manufacture date, optimizes tracking and insurance, and enables your warranty.

codabow individual serial number
a codabow bow tip

Signature Carbon Fiber Architecture

As a string player, knowing that your bow will support your musicianship provides security. Craftsmanship and design are critical to promising the highest quality bow for your best performance. Masterfully woven in our signature pattern, our graphite fibers extend precisely from button to tip to achieve optimal balance between strength and flexibility.

Award-Winning Design

We are the only bow company in the world to have been awarded the Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals at the International Maker’s Competition, in the Commercial Bow Category.

a gold a silver and a bronze medal