Short teaching bows with full size frogs

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Kamilah Simba-Torres said: Jun 23, 2014
Kamilah Simba-TorresViolin, Piano, Cello, Viola
Fresno, CA
2 posts

I’ve seen these 6-7 inch bows that teachers use as a tool to play at the frog but I can’t find where to purchase them. Anyone know?

Musically Yours,
K.C. Simba-Torres

Sue Hunt said: Jun 24, 2014
Sue Hunt
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Violin
390 posts

They are called Twinkle Bows from http://www.twinklebow.com.

They are currently out of stock, but you can email [javascript protected email address] to place an order.

Rebecca said: Jun 24, 2014
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
West Valley City, UT
12 posts

The email is the best bet. The owner says the website is not functioning properly. She says you can find them at www.thecellosuite.com. There are two sizes. One for violin and one for cello.

Jennifer Visick said: Jul 6, 2014
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
998 posts

Also, occasionally, if you’re at the right summer Suzuki Institute, the Institute store will have some in stock that you can purchase.

Alternatively you could ask a local luthier to make one for you (might be more expensive, though…)

Heather Figi said: Aug 26, 2014
Heather FigiViolin
Eugene, OR
97 posts

I ordered mine from Shar Catalog last fall. It was a little longer than the 6 inch bows you referenced. It cost me about $20 and was money well spent.

This is an incredible teaching tool—I highly recommend these!

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