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In-Home Bow Trial
In-Home Bow Trial

Note: The cost of the trial will be credited toward the price of the bow, if a bow is purchased.
Our Price: $19.99

Availability: Call to Inquire
Product Code: BOWTRIAL

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

I'm Interested In:
Arcus Bows
CodaBow Bows
Pernambuco Bows
Other/Not Sure

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Bow Trial Program

Not sure which bow is right for you? The best way to evaluate a bow is to play it for yourself. So, sign up now for our simple and convenient bow trial program! Just pick up the phone and call, toll-free, 800-372-4151, for a free consultation. We'll talk with you about your current bow and answer any questions you have about the bows that we have available. Then, we'll ship you up to three bows of your choosing, by Priority Mail, for you to review in the comfort of your own home. It's fast and convenient. And, there's no obligation to purchase a bow.

How it Works

  • Call 800-372-4151 for a free consultation.
  • Or, to get started immediately, add this Bow Trial to your cart and proceed through our secure online checkout.
  • We'll call you within one business day to talk about what bows might best suit your needs. (Note: We won't complete any charge to your credit card until after we've spoken and arranged for the shipment of the bows.)
  • When you receive the bows, try them out for up to a week, in the comfort of your own home.
  • Then, simply return any bows that you choose not to keep, using the pre-paid return label that we provide.
  • We'll charge you only for what you keep, deducting the trial fee from your total due. There is no obligation to make a purchase.

Q. What is the cost of the trial?
A. We charge a refundable trial fee of $19.99. If you decide to purchase one of the bows that we send, we'll give you your money back! (The fee is refunded only if a bow from the trial is purchased.) We provide the bows, free shipping, and a prepaid return label. And, best of all, if you buy a bow, the trial is free!

Q. Can I have the bows shipped to a different address?
A. For security reasons, the bows must be shipped to your credit card billing address. Sorry, no exceptions.

Q. When will I get the bows?
A. If all requested bows are in stock, we usually ship within 1-2 business days. Once shipped, Priority Mail typically arrives in 2-3 days. A signature will be required upon delivery. But, don't worry - if they miss you, you can pick up the bows at your local post office.

Q. How do I return the bows?
A. Simply place any bows that you choose not to keep back in the bow case, place the case back in the original packaging, and secure with tape. Apply the provided USPS or UPS return label, cover or mark out any old labels, and take either to your local post office or to the nearest UPS shipping center.

Q. Can I do a second trial?
A. Certainly! We'll be happy to arrange for additional trials. In many cases, you may even keep your favorite from the first trial to compare with the next set of bows. However, due to the costs involved in obtaining, preparing, shipping, and insuring the bows, we do need to charge the higher fee of $34.99 for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. sets of bows. Please note: Should you decide to make a purchase, only the initial fee of $19.99 will be credited to the purchase price.

Call us now at 800-372-4151. We look forward to speaking with you!

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 20 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
In-Home Bow Trial February 17, 2018
Reviewer: Briggs Dunn from Winchester, OR United States  
Jim has been very helpful with my bow search.  Friendly service even when I decided to look for a pernambuco bow rather than cf.  Would do business again for sure.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Bow Trial December 15, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Bluefield, VA United States  
I was very pleased with all aspects of trying and purchasing a nice bow from JS Fisher Violins.  Fisher sent me 3 bows to try out for a week; provided all the shipping packaging, fees, and labeling; and made for a completely hassle-free experience.  The service was excellent and I had the opportunity to examine and compare different bows before purchase--something that isn't readily available to me in a rural location.  I bought a bow that I had been interested in for some time, but had not had the chanced to try it out.  I highly recommend Fisher's product and service.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
CodaBow Luma October 4, 2017
Reviewer: Russell Spreen from WEST CHESTER, PA United States  
I had a great experience with purchasing my new bow from JS Violins.  Jim accommodated my schedule and the bows sent for evaluation were well packed with return shipping included.  Everything was in top condition and Jim also provided some helpful commentary before hand. I highly recommend JS Violins.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
amazing service overall! September 30, 2017
Reviewer: Andrew Renner from Tampa, FL United States  
I stumbled across J S Fisher Violins last month when I started looking for a new violin bow.  What I did not expect was the absolute amazing customer service and professional advice that I would receive from that point on.  I spoke with James on many occasions regarding the best bow and rosin for me.  James suggested a few other bows, how they perform, and he explained the bow trial they offer. After a week with the bows, I ended up purchasing a completely different bow than I planned on and I could not be happier.  The
customer service and individual attention they provide, in addition to the very competitive prices they offer have earned my trust and business from here on out!!!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
I could not be more pleased June 13, 2017
Reviewer: R.W. from Camp Hill, PA  
I could not be more pleased with the service or the product I received.  Thank you.  I had been fully prepared to not like a carbon bow or if I did, that it would be the diamond GX.  However, I found the Luma bow  to be extremely smooth and dependable.  By that I mean I could depend on it to produce the desired note with clarity almost regardless of how or how fast I attempted to play it.  Thank you for your generous and simple tryout program.  It was a big help.

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