The CodaBow Prodigy violin, viola, or cello carbon fiber bow is designed for beginning instrumentalists, students, and developing string players switching between instruments and musical genres.
Student-Focused Violin, Viola and Cello Bow
You want to be the best string musician you can be. The CodaBow Prodigy carbon fiber student bow can help you transition from novice to intermediate to advanced. It was designed by master musicians and leading scientists to be the world's best student bow.
Select the violin, viola, or cello bow suited to your musical requirements. We offer 3/4 bow sizes for the violin, viola, and cello.
A Professionally Crafted Carbon Fiber Bow for Beginners
From frog to tip, the CodaBow Prodigy student bow was masterfully designed to meet the needs of a developing violin, viola or cello player. If you’re working with a newer understanding of bows, though, how do you translate balance, weight, action, and stiffness to picking the best student bow?
Confident Balance for Developing Motor Control
Balance refers to the distribution of weight along the length of the bow, and some players say it's more critical than bow weight in determining the "feel" of a bow. A well-balanced bow feels evenly weighted and comfortable to hold and use. The Prodigy features a steady, forgiving Center-Tip balance to accommodate coarse motor control and beginning right-hand technique. An easy bow for novice players to manipulate confidently.
Easy Weight for Enjoyable Maneuvering
Weight refers to the overall heaviness of a bow. A heavier student bow may be more stable and easier to control, but a lighter bow may be more agile and easier to maneuver. With Medium-Light weight, the Prodigy bow is agile and responsive.
Stable Action for More Exploration
Action refers to the way the bow moves across the strings. A bow with good action feels smooth and effortless to use, while a bow with poor action may feel jerky or challenging to control. A higher level of stiffness is best for beginners, and accordingly, the Prodigy offers Firm action to encourage stable string connection. This stable connection encourages early exploration of range and articulation.
High Stiffness and Steady Hold for an Applause-Worthy Tone
Stiffness refers to the force required to flex a bow. A stiffer bow may be more suited to playing loud, powerful passages, while a softer bow may be better suited to playing more peaceful, more delicate passages. Offering a high level of Stiffness, the Prodigy student bow helps steady a beginner's hand and produce an even, clear tone.
The CodaBow Prodigy holds a GlobalBow® designation. GlobalBow means your student bow contains zero endangered, monitored, or regulated species (wildlife or fauna) and can pass worry-free through international Customs. It features three grades of ethically-sourced Mongolian horse hair and a Xebony® frog. Xebony® is a unique blend of natural fibers and resin that boasts rich luster and natural grain, impressing players and bow makers alike. More robust and more durable than natural ebony, Xebony® offers peace of mind while preserving endangered resources.
Crafted for a Lifetime of Use
To ensure a lifetime of smooth operation, we crafted all high-wear components (such as the bow's tip plate, tip wedge, and button bearings) using industry-leading composite materials. Buy the Prodigy carbon fiber student bow for now, but play it well into the future.
Start with the Best Student Bow to Become the Best Musician
When shopping for a beginners' violin, viola, or cello bow, it is crucial to find a well-balanced, comfortable to hold, and easy-to-use bow. The Prodigy student bow checks off every box. It results from the shared vision of innovative bow makers and professional teachers, a vision to offer exceptional students an elevating and supportive bow that propels them forward.