my bow was in bundle with a chinese violin (almost a toy) I bought several years ago.
Of course if you are a professional it makes a difference, but in my case I'm afraid it is quite the same. But it is important the use of the rosin, as explained in the following link :http://www.wikihow.com/Use-New-Rosin-on-a-New-Violin-Bow
Don't forget to clean the strings after the use :)
Keep me informed
gonna check out your site ...oh and hello new amigo!