Innovative Technology and Designs for World-Class Violin, Viola, and Cello Bows

Dating to early prototypes that were made decades ago in the attic laboratory of a dormant liniment factory in Winona, Minnesota, CodaBow has always prided itself in innovation and superior design to produce the world’s finest violin, viola, and cello bows. As pioneers of the carbon fiber bow, we aim to match and exceed the needs of players at all skill levels.

“CodaBow’s Jeff Van Fossen is changing the string world… Making a consistent and responsive bow widely available may be the most revolutionary thing to happen to string playing since Francois Tourte crafted the first modern bow.”

— Strings Magazine

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CodaBow Violin, Viola, and Cello Bow Design Highlights

  • CodaBow not only pioneered the carbon fiber bow but invented the processes and tooling to create the bows.
  • CodaBow learned first-hand from players what they needed and desired in their bow and developed a foundation of understanding of the principles of bow mechanics, taking what had long been intuitive and theoretical and making it empirical and practical.
  • CodaBow is an industry leader, with intentional designs, deliberately and carefully crafted by hand to exacting specifications.
  • CodaBow continues to give the music community the tools of understanding through science and language the properties of bows so they know how they work and what fills their need.

How Innovation Influences Each Violin, Viola, and Cello Bow

Every carbon fiber bow from CodaBow has a design that emphasizes quality, consistency, and durability. All high-wear components are precision-made, using industry-leading composite materials so you can enjoy a lifetime of worry-free play.

Backed by scientific research and master bow making experience that informs all design choices, our violin, viola, and cello bows rival the performance of Pernambuco wood bows.

Try a CodaBow and Hear the Difference

CodaBow has intentional and innovative violin, viola and cello bow designs, deliberately and carefully crafted by hand to exacting specifications. Want to experience a CodaBow in person to see first-hand? Find your nearest CodaBow dealer, or request an in-home trial.

codabow c3 profile

CodaBow’s pioneering C3 Profile depicts ribbon compliance in three dimensions, offering unique insight into the performance character of bows.