We always recommend that cellists try several bows to find one that is most compatible with their cello, therefore, we offer bow trials out of the shop for bows priced over $1,000. Approval of a trial will always be at our discretion. Please use our Get in Touch form to let us know you are interested and we can start a conversation about your bow needs.
Specials Note - Due to the possibility of being added to the endangered species list in November 2023, we will not be honoring any discounts on pernambuco bows from here on out.
You will be required to pay for the most expensive bow up front by credit card. If you decide you want to keep one of the others, we will refund the difference to your card.
We ship trials by UPS Ground and charge $35.00 for the trial, which includes shipping both ways. We will provide a pre-paid UPS return label with your shipment. For security reasons, bows must ship to your verified credit card billing address and will required a signature on delivery. When you're ready to return the trial, please pack the bows as you received them (making sure to securely tape the box), apply the return label and take to any authorized UPS shipping location.
Can you ship the bows to a different address?
Unfortunately, for security reasons, we require that the bows ship to your credit card billing address.
How long does shipping take?
Depending on where you live, UPS ground is usually 5-8 days.
You can have up to 3 bows on trial for a week. Before your week is up, we request that you contact us and let us know how the trial is going. If you need a few extra days to take the bows to your lesson please contact us so we know what is going on. Shipping time is not counted as part of the seven days.
Can I arrange a second trial with different bows?
We can usually accommodate a second set of bows for trial depending on our inventory. Please let us know if you will need additional bows. You will have to return the first batch first, though.