Choosing a new bow from so many available is difficult. Will it play well with the violin? Does the balance feel right? Is its range of tones and responses right for me? Does it look like a piece of art to be admired as well as used? Being presented with twelve or so bows in my price range, £2-3000, and slowly reducing them down to two over an hour or so wasn’t easy. However, as soon as I picked up Anne-Cecile’s bow, it felt right… it was that wow feeling. The first notes and scales on the violin just left me smiling. A number of phrases later and I couldn’t decide between two French bows. Both felt perfect! I chose Anne-Cecile’s on price, appearance and of course, its richness and sound variations in combination with my violin. It is a true piece of art I never tire of looking at and playing!!