Report How does one choose a good Baroque bow? in The Pegbox Posted 17 minutes ago Often, early music festoivals have a fair attached to it, where makers present their stuff and you can try lots of things out. That would be ideal. I do not believe in going half the way, like using a baroque bow on a modern violin. Never satisfieing. The idea behind using baroque instruments is that you let the Instrument tell you, how it wants to be played, becaise that way, you might get closer to what the composers of olde were used to hearing. Because of this, CF baroque bows are not baroque bows. They don't teach you anything.