Yamaha Carbon Fiber Bows

6/18/2004 [Strings]

The Future of Bow Technology

BUENA PARK, CA (November 23, 2005) — Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, showcases the latest breakthrough in bow technology with the carbon fiber bow series. Hand finished and constructed entirely of extremely durable carbon fiber, the new series of bows includes three models for violin and two models for cello.

Carbon Fiber Bows
Carbon Fiber Bows

Carbon fiber bows have the same feel and playability of Pernambuco bows at a fraction of the cost, and provide musicians a more durable and consistent material than wood. The bows come close to matching the characteristics of wood, but changes in weather, temperature, or humidity have little effect on carbon fiber, making it highly stable and perfect for use in any situation - especially those in which musicians would rather not risk using their primary bow, such as when playing outdoors or on tour. The bows are great alternatives that can be used with confidence in any musical setting. In addition, the bows are lightweight and possess an optimum combination of strength and flexibility.

The bows will appeal to intermediate and advanced players, especially high school and college performers, professionals of classical or any alternative style music, as well as teachers and private instructors.

Demonstrating corporate and environmental responsibility, Yamaha has begun manufacturing carbon fiber bows to help protect the diminishing supplies of Pernambuco wood, which comes from the rainforests of Brazil and is become increasingly scarce.

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90620; call (714) 522-9011 or send e-mail to infostation@yamaha.com.

The Future of Music and Sound
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