October 4, 2017

Bridge: inspect regularly

What am I looking for? Angle: The back of the bridge (the side towards the tailpiece) should be perpendicular to the top of the violin. This […]
October 4, 2017

Fingerboard and nut: inspect

What am I looking for? The fingerboard should be smooth; the strings should clear the fingerboard along the entire length. The nut should just allow a […]
October 4, 2017

Soundpost: check position

What am I looking for? The soundpost can be seen through the treble ff-hole. It should appear to stand straight up, and it should be located […]
October 4, 2017

Check Tailpiece and Fine Tuners

Why? Fine tuners often loosen and cause buzzes, or wear the strings so they break prematurely. It may be necessary to file down the fine tuner […]