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

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

Pegs: use them and keep them lubricated

Why? Pegs expand and contract with temperature and humidity. Using the pegs (instead of just the fine tuners) to tune every day, will automatically adjust the […]
October 4, 2017

Keep your instrument clean

Why? First, finger oils shorten the life of the strings. Secondly, rosin dust sinks into the varnish, bringing with it a lot of dirt and dust. […]