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... In fact, of course, all that is of no importance if the instrument does not do what I as a player want. It has a huge sound, open and free, with the nasal edge and the nutty brown sound of an old Italian instrument. This is the best violin, by any maker, that I have played in a long time.

Leo F. Byrne
MA (Cantab), LRAM

I'm just writing to let you know how much I love my new Coruss bow from Cardiff Violins. The bow arrived two days ago via DHL, and I'm truly very impressed with the quality and playing characteristics! Thank you so much for making these beautiful vegan-based tools possible for us musicians. Cheers, and best wishes!

James Polk, Los Angeles

I am delighted with my purchase. Lucia looks and sounds amazing. What a beautiful tone and depth of sound. I'm absolutely thrilled. The bow, I have to say, is beyond my expectations. Mark has chosen a wonderfully weighted bow that is a joy to hold and use. I look forward to my practice so much more now. I can only thank you both again for the thought and effort you put in on my behalf.  I had absolute confidence in my purchase, that I could only be delighted. I will definitely be returning as a customer at some point.

Paul, Scottish Borders

I have been using Coruss hair for quite some time now. Quite simply, I wouldn't go back to normal hair. Of prime importance to me is sound, clarity and tone; Coruss achieves what I want. The fact it lasts so much longer is merely a pleasant bonus!

Philip Heyman, Cardiff
Principal Viola, Welsh National Opera

I just wanted to give you an update on my new bow! I've been playing with it for about a week. It's great! I'm really getting used to it now. At first, it felt very different indeed, and I wasn't sure if I'd get used to it, but then after putting enough rosin on and playing for a few days I really like it! I also got a professional cellist to test it out for me and he gave it a big thumbs up and said it was well worth the money! So I'm delighted that I now have a great cruelty-free bow!!

Judith Ring, Dublin

The bow and rosin arrived today.

I was curious to see how the bow would perform. So, I gave it a brief try out… and… I must tell you that this bow performs far beyond my expectations. Just fantastic! It brings the best out of my instrument.

Thank you (and your daughter) for your assistance in helping me choose the perfect bow.

With kind regards

Joel Stein, USA

The rosin works beautifully, it was just what I was hoping for. The regular kind I had bought never stayed on the bow for longer than 10-15 minutes, whereas Coruss rosin stays on so well! Now when I play it actually feels easier and makes it more enjoyable to practice.

Diana, USA

I had a lot to do in Serbia, played yesterday a really successful recital with piano and with the red hair and everybody around was very happy about the music the hair fits really perfect for immediate, instant reaction and “answer” of the string in some accents and very high flageolettes, when good colophoned. I liked playing it in this music very much, also my colleagues were impressed by how it worked, congratulations, great job from Coruss Team!

Aleksander Gabrys, Salzburg