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Caring for Your Cello Bow: Bow-Care Basics

Protect your investment. Follow these bow-care basics

Bows don’t usually come with an instruction manual, but fortunately taking care of them is not complicated, though it does require diligence. Whether you’ve just bought your first bow or are playing on a fine antique or contemporary handmade bow, the ground rules are the same: don’t overtighten it, keep it safe, keep it clean, and get a rehair when the bow needs it.

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