Bow Rehair

We provide a service to rehair bows for Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass, Bach & Baroque.

Criteria for Determining Quality

Varieties of Defective Hair

Wavy hair, uneven, snapped, differ is color, curled, knotted, "dead", differ is length.


Elasticity is a measure of an object's ability to return to its original shape after an externally applied force has been removed. Bow hair must have the proper elasticity for it to retain its unique qualities. It must be durable enough to withstand being pressed against an instrument's strings but must be flexible enough not to snap, as brittle hairs often do.

Surface Texture

Horse hair has an irregular texture. The rougher the hair, the better it is able to absorb rosin. Siberian and Mongolian hair have the best surface texture.