Why Violin Bows Are So Expensive | So Expensive

10 Apr 2021
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In 2017, a single violin bow sold at auction for $690,000. You can buy a beginner's bow for less than $50, but a top-rate professional bow can often cost thousands of dollars. A bow like this is completely handcrafted by skilled artisans. And just one can take an entire week to make. Even the most subtle differences in the way a bow is made will change how well it plays. So why would someone pay so much for a bow? And what makes it so expensive?
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Why Professional Violin Bows Are So Expensive | So Expensive

  • Go electric and save the world! Bullshit detail sound u can alter via electeonics = bullshit.

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  • When ppl talk about classical music being "colonialist" or "elitist" this is what I picture. These bows are a momentum celebrating the rape of the new world.

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  • I love the deep orange glow of Pernambuco.

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  • she has to be as close to a wand maker as our world has!

    CalebCaleb6 hari yang lalu
  • Cracked me up... intro is Cello music.....

    Jim GriffinJim Griffin6 hari yang lalu
  • 1:49 Why only white horse hair is used?

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  • There's NEVER a morning that you wake up, and go, "Damn...I have to go to work?" *QUE!?!?!? DAMN...I WISH I HAD YOUR OPTIMISM, BUT MANY OF US HATE OUR JOBS!*

    K. HermanK. Herman12 hari yang lalu
  • Ahh the Bach Chaconne...nice.

    absolutjackalabsolutjackal12 hari yang lalu
  • The snake oil is strong with this. Horse hair on a stick. Kinda like when us guitar players argue over which brand of cable sounds the best.

    GiggitygooGiggitygoo15 hari yang lalu
  • A french found a goat turd, the next month its already in auction for half a million.

    OpawOpaw15 hari yang lalu
  • Lets see how many ling lings are out here

    Victor BolanteVictor Bolante16 hari yang lalu
  • Somebody get these artisans to watch a typical 2cellos performance

    Qun MinhQun Minh16 hari yang lalu
  • "so why would someone pay so much for a bow?" Because mine is unraveling.

    ileiadileiad16 hari yang lalu
  • I got a copy of a bow

    DrAmericanCheeseDrAmericanCheese16 hari yang lalu
  • It feels like she is making the finest wands.

    Prince Ace TailsPrince Ace Tails17 hari yang lalu
  • The most overused phrase in the music industry is “_____ is an extension of your hand.”

    Henry Wilson-WinterHenry Wilson-Winter18 hari yang lalu
  • im sorry if this inappropriate, but, how does her right eye not dry out since she can't blink it?

    Random NameRandom Name18 hari yang lalu
  • Love learning new things

    Resident EV1LResident EV1L19 hari yang lalu
  • They’re making the bows from the same materials from Harry Potter wands LOL

    Jake RamosJake Ramos20 hari yang lalu
  • This is why you should make it your own you still spend money but not that much.

    SadflameSadflame20 hari yang lalu
  • Since old world stodgyness still exists.. the 3 year apprenticeship will actually kill this profession.. I understand her passion.. but it's time to work with newed materials that are so rare but can provide the desired results..

    thomas Burkethomas Burke20 hari yang lalu
  • I know that some handcrafted artisanal products will cost higher than a mass produced one. But thousands of dollars more expensive? Either it's money laundering or some people just have too much money they don't know what to do with it.

    respatitapserrespatitapser20 hari yang lalu
  • "must be rehaired every 3 months" Me who hasn't had my bow rehaired in all 5 years of having it: ...

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  • shit like this screams money laundering.

    Ben TumblingBen Tumbling22 hari yang lalu
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  • I saw it very well. I am a Korean carpenter. I hope we can be friends.

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  • Awesome 👌

    Ed CochranEd Cochran26 hari yang lalu
  • Nice

    Tasmia KhanTasmia Khan26 hari yang lalu
  • nice vid

    jetse koopmansjetse koopmans27 hari yang lalu
  • I didn't ask for this. But ayt we here anyways? 👀

    Sylvester UchiaSylvester Uchia27 hari yang lalu
  • I felt like bowing before her. So meticulous. Genius !!!

    Sachin VartakSachin Vartak27 hari yang lalu
  • Was this an advertisement for her business ?

    william awilliam a28 hari yang lalu
  • they all look like wand sticks to me, not violin. Little did we learn, she retired from hogwarts to work on bows

    EricshadowreaperEricshadowreaper28 hari yang lalu
  • God that's boring

    cc28 hari yang lalu
  • Does anyone know the piece he was playing at the end?

    Trippy SnakesTrippy Snakes28 hari yang lalu
    • It's the Chaconne by Bach (Partita No. 2 BWV 1004). 😉

      Simon A.Simon A.16 hari yang lalu
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    Lukas KoinigLukas Koinig28 hari yang lalu
  • TwoSet Violin where ya at

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    Robert Marshall JrRobert Marshall Jr29 hari yang lalu
  • 0:06 noice

    Mr_ TinyLXNDMr_ TinyLXND29 hari yang lalu
  • this was so insightful. thank you for making this video! there's so much i didn't know about the bow i use every day

    Sophie C.Sophie C.29 hari yang lalu
  • dont need music that badly

    SL twentyeightSL twentyeightBulan Yang lalu
  • Personally, I find it distastefully to overlay cello music over a man playing the violin.

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  • Is that Bell’s palsy?...

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  • That violin playing is obnoxious

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    • The string crossings are pretty clean to me.

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  • is she related to mr ollivander?

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  • That's still ridiculous

    Nightshade KellyNightshade KellyBulan Yang lalu
  • Why every shop in France looks like the wand shop from harry Potter film

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  • Where are all the environmentalists claiming this should be shut down as it causes deforestation or harmful to animals stuff?? 🤣🤣 Jkjk

    Phlopy PhlipyPhlopy PhlipyBulan Yang lalu
    • There are numerous treaties, most notably the The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), that prevent or limit the amount of materials that can be used on bows and other instruments. The pernambuco is endangered, and ivory can’t be used anymore. So yes, there are laws that regulate the manufacturing of bows.

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  • See us guitar players know whats necessary and whats not. XD

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    • OMFG yessss

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  • Damn surprised I'm here before the rest of the ling ling wannabes, kinda lonely tbh

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  • I'm a student violinist and I'm blown away at how expensive violin bows can be..

    Brian StambaughBrian StambaughBulan Yang lalu
  • I can't figure it out, does she have a deformity, or a glass eye?

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  • It's like choosing your wand in Harry Potter. Does the artist choose the bow, or does the bow choose the artist....

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  • "69"0.000 dollars Giggity

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  • A very interesting video about bowmaking.

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  • What happened to her eye

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  • Cool

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  • Bull crap !! 3 years to learn how to use a hammer lol

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  • Yep, I used to play the violin, and had a cheap normal bow, but my teacher once let me borrow hers, and holy crap! What a difference Can’t imagine what a 600k bow would feel like or sound like

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  • 6:02 did they really just censor "damn" lmao

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  • Yeah. I paid 23 bucks for a bow. It's a doozy. (Just kidding. Don't go insane.)

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  • imo artisanship is always mixed with some amount of pretentious grandiose. can a thousands of a percent shift in air humidity change the way an instrument sounds? of course but that doesn't mean the human ear can hear the difference. world class violinists cant even tell strads apart. a 100k bow doesn't mean its 100x better than a 1k bow, or even twice as good. it just means the guy who bought it makes enough money that he can afford to shell out that much for what may or may not be an improvement.

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  • I need to message TwoSet Violin 🎻 about this. :)

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  • even if you had a 10 million dollar Stradivarius with a 90$ bow, it wouldn't sound as good as a $1000 violin with a $2000 bow. there is a reason why bows are even sometimes more than the violin itself

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    • @Faith Lewis ur fake

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    • @Faith Lewis what?

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  • Violins, Violas, Cellos, and Double Basses are very beautiful musical instruments! 🎻🎼🎵🎶🎧💽📻💿💓💗💏🌹

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  • I've been a bow maker for 15 years. What's important is the stick, it's thickness and camber. Poor sticks are difficult to turn into good sticks. I make bows out of Pernambuco and ipea. The Pernambuco is alwaysa better bow . A good stick which is still in it's raw form can run from $100 to $300. A Lukie reading is used to tell the quality. If it has a high rating, 5500, then we check specific density and vibration. The rest of the material is not costly, just a bit of silver, ebony, mother of pearl. A hank of top quality hair runs less then $20.00. So why would a bow sell for $6,000? Beats me, but I'll take the money.

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    • @Carolina Hau nope its money laundering

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    • Meanwhile, there are horsies out there feeling terribly embarrassed by their bald tails.

      Satan OfficialSatan Official27 hari yang lalu
    • This is insane to meet considering how guitar makers can use templates and routers and make a good product but a bow can cost triple what I'd sell one for.

      Jacob JacksonJacob Jackson28 hari yang lalu
    • The extra money it "costs" aside from the raw materials is all the time and effort put into making the bow AND the time the artisan spent learning all these processes, kinda like how a doctor gets paid a lot for a 30 min consultation; you are not paying for only the 30 mins, but the years of study that doctor had to go through

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  • Everything is so expensive if you cannot afford anything

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  • Price tags like this are incredible silly. Really not even worth it for real.

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  • an entire week to make??? it takes months to craft something as good as this bows, even years... asViolins

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  • LoL, I get that they are more complicated than they seem but still they are so overpriced. I think violinists should try to form a union and demand lower prices.

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  • If its classic it's expensive

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  • What is the violin song in the beginning?

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  • What’s wrong with her eye 👁

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  • Wait until you see ultra rare ones made of whale whiskers.

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  • So expensive yet some of thes mfers still break during concerts.. what a shame! Great video nonetheless... ( so please, keep your reaction to yourself. I don't give a damn and you too, if you keep that stupid reply to yourself.)

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  • Never had i played such a bow. It is incredulous it could worth so much. Most people wouldn't have any problem to wake up to work on such bow making. I think it's just rarity, hope more people enter hand making and reduce the price down.

    Feng WuFeng WuBulan Yang lalu
  • I wonder if non-animal hair could be used or how the hair of the horse are extracted.

    Freesia.mFreesia.mBulan Yang lalu
    • You can not use non animal hair, or even non horse hair. The hair is a byproduct of slaughterhouses, so the horses are killed for their meat, not for the hair

      gary weavergary weaver28 hari yang lalu
  • man that bow maker lady is so annoying to listen too....yesh man or is that just me smh XD

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  • And this confirms my belief that the Stradivarius is the Gold standard of all violins.

    Rolando RuizRolando RuizBulan Yang lalu
    • @Andrew Nowicki Interesting... I’ve never thought of it that way. By the way I’ve never thought of the bow as an accessory. More of part of “one living and breathing organism”. The Violinist, the violin and the bow. One cannot work without the others to make music. And also if one was to make a quality violin, you would think that a good or better quality bow would go with it. But still this is something to learn from and I’m glad you taught me that. One learns something new everyday. Thank you for that.

      Rolando RuizRolando RuizBulan Yang lalu
    • No. Bowmakers and violin makers are separate. When you buy a professional quality violin you don't just get a bow with it. You have to pick out the bow that matches your playing style and instrument well. Interestingly, during Stradivari's career bows were treated in the manner you talked about, as bows were considered just accessories. There are a few Strad bows in existence, but they are not modern bows. The bow you see today was invented by Tourte in the 1800s long after Stradivari died.

      Andrew NowickiAndrew NowickiBulan Yang lalu
    • Wasn’t Stradivarius known for making both the Bow and Violin? Whenever I see the stringed instruments, I think of the entire package, i.e. both the Bow and Violin together. Not as individual separate units.

      Rolando RuizRolando RuizBulan Yang lalu
    • Why? Stradivarius wasn’t known for making bows.

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  • i am from mongolia. we have millions of horses. horse hair is everywhere. it is so cheap. can buy at butchery

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