This cello bow is made of carbon material (braided in the core). The advantage of carbon is that the quality is guaranteed and all bows are almost the same, while with wooden bows a distinction in quality is possible. The Animando cello bow is a good choice for beginning and advanced players. The stick is very stable in balance and produces a clear warm tone. An additional advantage is that the stick is very robust and can take a beating. The brand Animando ® is the brand of Strijkinstrumentshop.nl and because of its own import it is favorably priced compared to other brands of equivalent carbon bows. Compared to a wooden bow in the same price category, the wooden bow usually loses out to Animando ® Carbon Fiber bows.