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Finale® Upright Bass Bows

We are very proud to offer Finale bass bows.  These bows are made out of specially formulated carbon graphite weave, with a small kevlar core mixture that helps stabilize the balance and playing action of the bow.  The frogs are now being made from a new exclusive proprietary frog material, Ebontek.  We use the best Mongolian horse tail hair on all of our bows.  All this matters to make a great playing, professional quality bass bow!

Everyone wants a bow and yet, we're out of stock!!  We're very sorry about this and we expect all of our bows to be back in supply by the first week in April (no fooling!).  We have been busy making a slight modification to our brand (logo) and this requires changing some very technical and costly processes in the super high tech molds that the bows are molded in.  We are doing this to thwart copycats that make an inferior Finale looking bow, without the playing properties or high quality standards.  We know that it is worth the wait, but in the meantime, we will gladly take and hold your orders until we are again, up and running with the bows.  Unfortunately, like everything else in business that wants to use the best quality, our cost of making the bows and the upgrades that we put into the bows will surely require that we raise our longtime price of $340.  We're not sure what they will exactly be yet, but we are very appreciative of our loyal customers that want a bow and willing to wait.

For anyone willing to wait we are honored to hold the old prices for you until we are back in supply.  Once we go through the Finale bow waitlist, only then we will raise the prices as needed.  For now, it's still a great bow, the nice logo case and the customer's choice of rosin and we will keep the prices intact.  A great deal no doubt and a promise to always do something like this here at String Emporium. We love our Finale bow, case and rosin packages!

Finale™ upright bass bows:

What makes these bows so crazy great?  These are very impressive in that if the player closes his/her eyes...the feel, weight, balance and playability of the bow feels incredibly close to some very expensive bass bows.

They are incredibly well balanced bass bows.   As a player, I have to admit that at first, I was a little skeptical...and a little snobby, but when I first used one on my bass in symphony hall, I (as well as the rest of the bass section), was in a state of shock.  It simply draws more sound out of the bass and like a great 'master' bow, grips the string from end to end.  It feels like a really nice Pernambuco bow, but it's black and it's carbon fiber!!  All of the Finale brand bows, come with a lifetime warranty.  

Again, sorry, but we're temporarily out of stock of the Finales.  For those willing to wait,  simply email us.  In this email, please give your full name, address, phone number, type of bow (French/German) and we will keep this on file and then contact you when the bows are ready.

There is no commitment or obligation to buy or take one once we contact you.  It is simply your place in line and the "old" price guarantee ($340) with bow, case and rosin.  Also for your loyalty, we will also give free shipping anywhere in the world.  

Again, thank you for your interest in the Finale bass bows.

How to order: It's important to get the 'right' bow, with the correct model and rosin (for your climate). We prefer to only take phone orders (no shopping cart for these!)  So please call us, 800-600-2689 (480-785-5491).  For our overseas customers, please email us and we'll be happy to help you with your order.  Shipments outside of the USA (Europe, Asia, S. America and Canada) normally cost $45 for air shipping and insurance.  Shipping within USA only $20.

All orders include a nice, hard bow case, and rosin of your choice: Pop's, Nymans, Carlsson, Soft Kolstein or All Weather Kolstein.

Read what some are saying about the new Finale upright bass bow testimonials.

The Finale™ French, upright bass bow is 66.5 cm long and they average around 137 grams. (ranging between 134-140)  The have a nice deep camber.  A notable attraction on the Finale French bass bows, is the Abalone pearl dot on the frog with the 'Parisian eye' or silver ring which surrounds the dot. (A nice added touch of elegance here where they combine the new technology to old, beautiful traditions!)  The price is right too: $340 (case and rosin included!) 

Both the Finale German and French models come in solid black or carbon fiber weave.  Please specify which style and finish when ordering.

The Finale French model carbon fiber bass bow: (click on any photo to get the larger, more detailed image)

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The Finale™ German bows have a nicely shaped ebony frog that seems to fit nicely into the average size hand.  Again, it's rounded quite like the famous older, Pfretzschners.  The frogs are purposely left plain and the bow is without wrapping as well. The length is 69.5 cms.  The under-slide (by the hair in the frog) also has the Abalone pearl.  Another special added touch is that the bow adjusters on the German model are solid ebony, not plastic. They are beautiful upright bass bows and play like $3,000 sticks!  (The German upright bass bows are also $340 ( also with case and rosin included).

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Please specify which style and finish when ordering.

Included with each new Finale bow, comes special hard bow case. (Shown below)

***With the purchase of both the Finale or Metropolitan carbon fiber bass bows, we offer a special package:  Each bow comes with a Bobelock hard case and choice of one upright bass rosin: Pop's, Carlsson, Nymans or Kolstein's Ultra bass rosin (soft only).   So pick a bow, a case and your favorite rosin!

Another Finale Bass Video

There are 2 really great videos comparing the Finale bow to another great (expensive) bow.  One of the best known videos is found on Jason Heath's Double Bassblog. The other newer one is found on the upright bass videos page here.  (On this page, there are a lot of performances, but you can find the Finale Demo towards the bottom of the page.)

On our video, Steve plays his Italian bass and a very rare (and expensive) PW Bryant bow. The Bryant is by the famous English bow maker of the 1960's (not to be confused with the contemporary, present day English bass maker, also named Paul Bryant.  The PW Bryant bows average about $6,000 nowadays, but you will see a range of between $4-7k.  On the video, I don't talk too much, (I was nervous!), but I play an A - B comparison of a couple of excerpts so one hear any difference.  They match pretty closely and I think the Finale pulls away in the lead towards the end of the video.   You can hear the fullness that it pulls out of the bass.  The point of the video is to show that while the Finale bows are only $340, they perform and actually compete with the best and most expensive hand made bows out there.

The Metropolitan French upright bass bow, by Codabow:

These fine bows are now on their own dedicated website page.  Please go to Metropolitan Upright Bass bow.