How to Care For a Violin

Today in this article I will give you some quick tips on how to care for a violin. If you want your instrument to perform well you should take good care of it. If you paid a lot of money for your instrument it makes good sense to maintain it.

Make sure that you avoid extreme temperatures, do not store your violin in areas that have extreme changes in temperature. Violins are very fragile instrument and if continuously exposed to extreme temperatures will break. When not using your violin store it inside a good quality case to ensure protection, do not leave your violin lying around where it can be damaged. Avoid putting too much rosin on your bow the rosin will drip onto the violin and cause staining.

If you want to clean the bow the best way is to use wood or ethyl alcohol which can be bought at most paint stores. Do not use rubbing alcohol most rubbing alcohol has oils and soaps which you do not want on your bow hair.

Remove the hair from the stick you do not want to get any alcohol on the stick because it will damage the varnish. Clean the hair using the alcohol and a clean cloth or tissue. Let the hair dry before attaching it to the stick and apply rosin. Cleaning the hair can help it to last for years.

If you want to polish your violin it is only necessary to do it every few years instead make sure that it lasts dust free by wiping it with a soft cloth every day. If you want to polish your violin be very careful make sure that you do not get oil or wax on the strings or bow hair as this will cause the violin to not play correctly.