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In-Home Bow Trial
In-Home Bow Trial
Three Bows. One Week. Free Shipping.
Please scroll down to read more about our bow trial program!

Please note that, although we accept Paypal for most purchases, we do require a standard credit card for bow trials. Please do not select Paypal for this order. Thank you for your understanding!
Our Price: $20.00

Estimated Arrival: Call to Inquire
Product Code: BOWTRIAL

I'm Interested In:
Violin Bows
Viola Bows
Cello Bows

Comments/Desired Bows:

Is this your first trial with us?:
Yes - This is my first trial.
No - This is an additional trial. [Add $15.00]


Bow Trial Program

The best way to evaluate a bow is to play it for yourself. That's why we offer this bow trial program! Just tell us a little about what you're looking for in the Comments/Desired Bows box, below, and click Add To Cart. Proceed through our secure checkout to provide us with your address and payment information. When we receive your trial request, we'll contact you by phone to chat about bows and help you select models that are likely to work best for you.


The cost of the initial trial is $20.00. If you choose to keep one of the bows that we send, we'll credit $20.00 toward the price of the bow. But, there's no obligation. If you don't find a bow you like, just send the bows back to us using the pre-paid return label that we provide.


We cover the cost of shipping both ways. We'll send the bows to you via USPS Priority Mail, so it will come with your regular mail. We do require a signature upon delivery. But, if you don't happen to be at home, you'll be able to pick up the package at your local post office, at your convenience. With the trial, you'll find a pre-paid label for returning the bows at the end of the trial. Just apply the label and take to your local post office or give to your postal carrier.

When will I get my bows?

If all requested bows are in stock, we usually ship within 1-2 business days. Requests for Arcus bows take a little longer to fill, as we obtain the bows from the U.S. Arcus supplier. Once shipped, Priority Mail typically delivers in 2-3 days.

One-Week Trial

Once you've had the bows in your possession for a full week, we ask that you return them so that we can service other customer requests. Shipping time is not counted as part of the seven days. If a few extra days would be helpful, just send us an email. We are usually able to approve a short extension.

Payment for Bows Purchased

Please refer to the order form included with the trial for pricing. If you choose to purchase a bow, please indicate this on the order form and return with any bows that you choose not to keep. When we receive the returned trial, we'll charge the purchase price to the credit card that you used to purchase the trial. If you prefer to pay via a different card or other method, just give us a call. We'll be happy to arrange payment by whatever method works best for you.

May I have bows shipped to a different address?

For security reasons, we do require that the bows ship to your credit card billing address. Sorry, this is one of the few policies for which we do not make exceptions.

Can I arrange a second trial with different bows?

Certainly! Additional trials can usually be arranged. But, please note that the initial trial fee covers only a fraction of our actual costs for shipping and insurance. For additional trials, we do charge a higher trial fee ($35.00). Regardless of the number of trials, one total credit of $20.00 will go toward the purchase price, if a bow is selected. Please stay in touch with us by email to let us know how the trial is going, and to request additional trials.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 43 Write a review »

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5 of 5 In-home bow trial July 11, 2020
Reviewer: Ernest Reinhold from Sundance, WY United States  
Working with the JS Fisher company was a genuine pleasure. The owner even called me to discuss my needs and made recommendations as to which bows might be most useful for me to try. I will definitely go back to JS Fisher for any further stringed instrument needs.

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5 of 5 Beyond worth it July 1, 2020
Reviewer: Joseph Edmark from New York, NY United States  
The in home bow trial allowed to me to find the bow I didn't know I wanted.  Jim was really helpful in answering my million detailed questions, and the 7 days was more than enough time to make an informed decision.

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5 of 5 Bow trial June 3, 2020
Reviewer: Soyun Park from Buffalo, NY United States  
Mr. Fisher was really kind enough to email to help me find a violin bow that I was looking for. Still I might have to try more bows to make a final decision, but this bow trial was worth trying and is highly recommended to anyone who is looking for a bow.

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5 of 5 Outstanding experience May 31, 2020
Reviewer: Adrienne Ma from Johnson City, NY United States  
I had a wonderful experience with the bow trial.  There was one specific bow I was interested in and I described characteristics that I was looking for.  Mr. Fisher called me and helped me to choose two other bows to go along with my bow trial.  I received the bows in a timely fashion and was able to trial the bows with no obligation.   The entire experience was easy and painless.  I highly recommend J.S. Fisher's store!

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5 of 5 Bow trial April 26, 2020
Reviewer: Garry Tallent from Nashville , TN United States  
A terrific service

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