String Family Buying Guide

Looking for help purchasing instruments and equipment? Check out the links below for some helpful guidance. 


  • Buying violin advice for the advancing player - Download

  • Choosing a stringed instrument - Download

  • How to choose a bow - Download

  • Learn about rosin and how to rosin your bow - Download

  • What To Expect When Beginning Instrument Instruction - Download

Below, Strings Magazine senior editor, Greg Olwell reviews Revelle's Silver Phoenix line of carbon fiber bows, from the September 2012 issue. With a demo by Jessica Ivry of the Real Vocal String Quartet.

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“consistently playable
and responsive to all
manner of bow stroke
and technique.”
-Strings Magazine


Revelle will cover defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase to the original owner. We will repair or replace at our discretion any instrument or part thereof which is found by us to be defective.   This warranty does not include the case, bow, or instrument parts subject to normal wear and tear such as the strings, bridge, fingerboard, or pegs. Scratches or damage to the finish are considered part of normal wear and are not covered under this warranty.  This warranty does not cover damage caused by improper use, accident, solvents, product modification, damage during shipment, or by repairs.