Bows can be of different types. They can be made of fiberglass, wood such as Pernambuco or Brazilian, or carbon fiber. The hair, generally horsehair, on a cello bow is much thicker than that of a violin bow. Coarser hair allows a better grip.
How a bow performs also depends on what kind of cello you have: classical or electric. While carbon fiber or fiberglass pairs better with electric cellos, wooden bows make classical cellos sound better.
Just like cellos, bows come in different sizes as well. A full-size bow is 28” and on average weighs around 80 grams.
Whether you are a professional, have been playing cello for a few years now, or just learning, here is a list of some of the best cello bows available in the market today.
Top 5 Best Cello Bows
The bows on this list were picked based on reviews by other users. We have kept in mind certain parameters such as their price point, usability, durability, and overall value for money.