The bow of the violin

It is composed of a stick, built of Pernambuco wood, (they also exist of other wood, and materials as glass fiber or the fiberglass or the carbonfiber). In one of their ends it is the head and in the other one the check, this one of ebony wood, although there are also of ivory, mother-of-pearl or tortoiseshell. From one end to the other are tightened a small quantity of mane of horse line that will be those that will rub the strings of the instrument, making it sound. They should be carefully combed and neatly distributed.
With the use, the mane wears away and cuts, that is why from time to time they should be replaced for new one, since the state of the same ones influences directly the sound of the instrument. Some worn away mane will not be able to pull up a potent sound. The quality of the mane is also another important point. The hairstyle of the mane is one of the most important and difficult parts to get, they should be very even, and they should not cross, this work should be made with supreme care.

The hilt of the bow: it is composed by the braid covering of metal or silver filament and leather.
The embrace is about 8 cm. starting from the border of the check. About
5 cm. for the braid covering and 3,2 cm. for the leather. Its function is the one of protecting the waste of the wood, for its lingering use and the one of nonskid, to be able to take the bow firmly, since the direct contact with the stick can slide.
These elements can be renewed in a certain time, depending on the wearing away.

In the atelier bows are not built, but the following works are carried out:

Rehair or put new mane of violin bows, violas, violoncellos and contrabasses.
Substitution of braid silver thread or metal and leather.
Several repairs.
Polished and varnishing.

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