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Enhance C12 Carbon Bass Bow - 3/4 German Style

Bass Bow

The C12 Enhance range of carbon fibre bows are modern in material and design - truly a class above. 

The C12 from frog to tip:

Stamped: Enhance C12

Frog: Traditional ebony, fully mounted with nickel silver and embellished by the regal eye. Abalone pearl adorns the slide.

Screw: The screw made of one piece button and stainless steel shaft. Very strong and resiliant to human hands.

Colour: Behold the higher carbon content by the black matt lustre of the stick and note the fusion at the head.

Stick: Advanced carbon technology introducing a much higher carbon fibre content to epoxy ratio. This leads to a higher tensile strength and increased stick resonance causing less filtering of upper frequencies and more clarity.

The improvement in sound is a treasure to explore along with better articulation across all the bow techniques string players are tasked with.

The solid Nickel silver screw feeds into the end of the stick via a specially designed metal insert and nipple. This allows perfect tracking of the shaft through the brass islet in the mortice. Whilst this is quite a technical description, it provides an indication of how difficult this is to produce.

Careful engineering provides longevity to the bows' mechanical parts that is simply not available in wooden bows. Many of you will know that eyelets wear out and it is a nuisance to have them replaced. This task is almost eradicated by the design of this bow!

Tip: The tip of the bow has a full nickel silver face plate (not plastic like many standard carbon bows) that, as well as enhancing the appearance of the bow, provides reinforcement of the head. This makes re-hairing the bow and fitting the wedge a more exact and safe procedure for the integrity of the head. Thankfully the C12 bow can be re-haired time and time again without concern for parts breaking down (read our blog on bow re-hairing here).

Lapping: The stick lapping is nickel silver with a thumb piece made from 0.6mm thick kangaroo leather. 
Why use kangaroo leather? Kangaroo is a very supple leather and perfect for good grip forming evenly around the stick. It is also in abundance and its use is responsible given government culling programs. The kangaroo population is huge and around double the Australian human population. The colour of the leather varies.


- Type: Base Bow, German style
- Size: 3/4

Enhance C12 Carbon Bass Bow - 3/4 German Style

Shipping information

Bows for Strings ships all products Australia-wide using Australia Post and our network of couriers for larger items.

Getting your new instrument or musical accessories to you as quickly and as safely as possible is our priority.

Standard parcels ship via Australia Post, and we offer free shipping for orders over $75 (standard cost is $10). Orders are fulfilled within 3 business days. Standard delivery times are 3-5 days. All instruments are professionally set-up by our workshop, and so fulfilment times for instrument orders are longer (please allow up to 5 weeks currently). Read more about our professional set-up here.

Want to get your order as fast as possible? We also offer an express post option which you can select at checkout. Items are sent via Australia Post Express and typically arrive in 1-2 days after your order has been fulfilled.

Larger items such as cellos and large cases require extra care and incur a separate handling and delivery fee of $75. Double Basses sized 1/4 also incur a separate fee of $125, and 1/2 and 3/4 Double Basses a fee of $225. These items are not applicable for free shipping. When ordering larger items to remote locations, or when ordering multiple larger items, there may be an additional delivery cost involved.

If you would like to discuss the postage of your item, please don’t hesitate to contact us at orders@bowsforstrings.com.

Click and collect:

Bows for Strings offers the option to 'click and collect' your order at our Glen Waverley showroom. Click and collect items are typically ready within 1 business day (instruments require professional set-up and are typically ready within 5 weeks currently due to back to school demand). If choosing this option you will receive an email when your item is ready to pick-up.

New Zealand Shipping:

We are pleased to offer international shipping to New Zealand! Shipping is currently available for violins, violas, strings and accessories - stay tuned for cellos and double basses. Shipping costs are based on weight and are calculated at checkout - smaller items such as strings or books cost $20, larger items such as a violin or viola cost $35. If you would like a heavier item (cello, double bass, etc) shipped to New Zealand, please contact us for a quote. Delivery typically takes 7-10 days, and fulfilment times are the same as listed above.

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