October 4, 2017

Proper Climate

Why? Too humid: Wood swells; pegs stick tight. This can cause pegbox cracks. Glue absorbs moisture and seams may open. Too dry: Wood shrinks; the pegs […]
October 4, 2017

Protect the instrument against impacts.

Why? Much of the strength of the instrument comes from its shape; the wood itself is quite thin. Furthermore, the strings put a lot of force […]
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. […]
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 […]