Although one of the lower priced offerings, this is one of my favorites. Jonpaul bows are a hybrid of carbon fibre wrapped in natural wood creating a well balanced, lively and attractive bow with all the benefits of carbon fiber along with the warm sound and natural look of wood. They are surprisingly sensitive and responsive, with the touch and feel of a high-end expensive French bow but at an affordable price. A great step up to improved technique and control. A personal favorite backup bow in my fiddle case and highly recommended.