I am an American fiddler. I play bluegrass and old time music. I recently purchased a T5 violin bow. I had originally settled on and purchased an Arcus S6, but after trying the new T series, I actually liked the T5 better than the S6, so I returned the S6 and kept the T5. The handling, sound, response, and weight of the T5 is perfect for my own style of playing and fiddle setup. I also really liked the Musing C5, and if one is on a tighter budget, I would not hesitate to recommend the C5 for fiddlers. The only bows that I tried and liked better than the Musing C5 were the Arcus S6 and the Arcus T5. Highly recommended!!