Whether you’ve invested in a violin for your kids or yourself, you’ll no doubt want to make sure it stands the test of time. Let’s face it, in a busy family home, it can be hard to keep anything out of harm’s way. However, by following these simple care tips, you should succeed in looking after this instrument.
Clean it regularly
One thing you must do if you want to keep your violin in tiptop condition is clean it regularly. This only takes a few seconds and it can help to preserve the condition of the instrument. Ideally, use a dry, soft, microfiber cloth. Specialist suppliers like Caswell’s Strings offer versions that are designed for use on string instruments. Cleaning with these cloths helps to remove excess rosin dust, which can damage some varnishes.