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CARMEN - TPG Sharp Bows

$339.00 – $499.00

The CARMEN Braided Carbon Fiber Bow

Carbon fiber composes some of the world’s most robust, yet delicate products of our human civilization. Bold enough to stop a bullet, but light enough to be made into musical instruments, the fiber used in CARMEN is real, not just a sticker like the cheap imitators out there. And it’s braided red and black — the ultimate in style and stability. This is the Rolls Royce of the bow industry.


  • Solid core carbon fiber composition
  • Silver plated winding
  • Custom red & black braided stick
  • Nickel silver tip
  • Three-part button with matching abalone eye
  • Custom flamed abalone pearl slide and nickel silver signature
  • Custom fully-lined ebony frog
  • Monogrammed ferrule
  • Premium plush grip
  • Premium Stallion horsehair

TPG Sharp Bow FAQs

A bow should be so much more than an archaic, classic relic. It should possess a certain je ne sais quoi — a flair for style, a personality. A name. It should be supple and responsive, but bold and resolute. It should sing like a swan, but still prevail in a stand-partner fencing match.

The bow has just been reborn.

Introducing: TPG Sharp Bows.

Designed, tested, and endorsed by Steven Sharp Nelson, the most watched cellist in the World Wide Web.

Each bow possesses three exclusive elements not found in any other bow on the world’s stage:

Patented materials made to withstand even Bartók and Paganini — several times stronger than wood. And attention to detail guarantees each of the bow’s components will stay strong, even through Mahler’s 3rd.

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these bows from their appointed rounds. Water-resistant and humidity-resilient. Ready for any condition and ready to withstand concerto-grosso use for the long life of your musical career. All this, plus the balance and weight will astound you — each tuned to perfection so that the bow is an unfettered extension of your soul.

Panache like no other. Features and colors that can accompany your personality and closet-diva tendencies. And each bow has a name that matches one of the 28 cellos played by Steven Sharp Nelson.

Sharp Bows resemble the quality and responsiveness of a wooden bow, but with much more durability at far less cost.

All Sharp bows are orchestrated by a LIFETIME WARRANTY. If anything goes wrong with the fundamental composition of the bow we’ll fix or replace it for you!

Audition a bow today! Don’t like it’s performance? Send it back and we’ll refund the cost of your admission.