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In-Home Bow Trial
In-Home Bow Trial
Three Bows. One Week. Free Shipping.
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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

Availability: Call to Inquire
Product Code: BOWTRIAL

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

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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 trial is $20.00. If you choose to keep one of the bows that we send, we'll credit the $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 ($40.00). Please stay in touch with us by email to let us know how the trial is going, and request additional trials.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 28 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great service July 17, 2019
Reviewer: Katia Engelhardt from Mount Savage, MD United States  
The bow trial is a wonderful service. The bows came fast and returns were easy to make.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 very easy and convenient May 23, 2019
Reviewer: I.C.S. from Newark, NY United States  
I tried out three brand new bows which I could not have found near me.  I ended up not getting a bow, now, but when I do, I'm buying it from J.S.Fisher - a good company, knowledgeable and easy communication.  Thank you Jim

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Thank you!! February 9, 2019
Reviewer: Michael Relland from oklahoma city, OK United States  
Such an easy process, and of course so informative to have this opportunity to try out bows.  mailing label provided.  no problems.  Thanks, James!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Trial, excellent January 12, 2019
Reviewer: SHERRY JUNKINS from MARIETTA, PA United States  
Will be purchasing one of 2 bows

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Arcus violin bows S6, S7, Musing bow 5 November 30, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Lafayette, CO United States  
I really appreciated my chance to try these bows at home. Mr. Fisher is most knowledgeable on these bows and knew what kind of bows I was looking for which really helped me.  In-Home Bow Trial was such a great idea and it went so smoothly with Mr. Fisher's recommendations and help. I highly recommend doing business with him .

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