A good quality violin bow can make a tremendous amount of difference to your playing, sound and how comfortable you feel performing with your violin, therefore, it is safe to say that choosing the right bow is important. In this article I will talk about two of our best bows for under £20 that not only offer you a great quality feel and comfort but also a great value for money, making them affordable for anyone! Stentor 1461/J Student Violin Bow Manufactured by one of the market leaders in orchestral strings, this Stentor 1461J violin bow is the perfect choice for students as a spare or replacement. It is made of durable wood with half mounted ebony frog and natural white horse hair. The bow feels very good to hold and helps you produce a nice, focused sound every time. This is a great model to go for if you need a replacement for your Stentor or another student level violin. The bow is available in Full, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 and 1/10 sizes. Forenza Violin Bow One of our most popular bows, the Forenza model is perfect for younger players and students. It is made from high quality Brazil wood with ebony frog and double pearled eyes that give it a very classic look. Natural white horse hair will help you bring out the best sound out of your violin and the bow itself feels very nice in your hand while being very resilient and durable. Whether you are looking for a spare or replacement, you can feel confident that the Forenza violin bow will not let you down. It is available in Full, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 sizes. Summary... So, which violin bow should you go for - Forenza or Stentor? This is very much down to personal preference as both of these bows have almost identical specification and very similar price. However, I would personally say that Forenza has slightly better quality wood used making it a little more sturdy, whereas Stentor is definitely going to be popular as it is a recognised brand. The decision is down to you, however, if you need a size that is smaller than 1/8, Stentor would be best for you as the Forenza sizes only go down to 1/8. If you need any further advice or have any questions, just drop me a comment below and I will be happy to help!