Cares

Instrument cares is particularly important for extension of his life, and everyday comfortable working with it. This is an often underestimated topic and enthusiastic about performing important challenges, maintenance of the instrument gradually remains in the background, but this can lead to serious mechanical damage and loss of its optimal sound. This is a general guide, which aims to help better understand when to seek help from a qualified luthier and what you can do to keep your instrument in optimal form…

Remember!!! Refer to the qualified luthier for further clarification if you feel uncertain in methods of cleaning and maintenance of your instrument. Never attempt home repairs because one mistake can destroy the value of your instrument.

Topics:

General cares – store in a safe place, do not leave the floor or in a chair, and in a suitable (and closed) case…

Cleaning – use a dry micro fiber cloth, and cleaners / polishes only from reputable producers…

Strings – replace strings regularly, use graphite in the beds of contact in the bridge and a nut fingerboard, keep these beds clean…

Bows – loosen hairs after playing, do not use the tip of bow to tap on objects, change the hair of bow once a year…

Bridge – regulates the sound, control the tilt to not be moved, use graphite in bed of from the strings…

Sound Post – is related to the sound quality; can be demolished or replaced by shock or being dropped, which will significantly change the sound…

Pegs – set of strings: can to tight or loose due to changes in humidity, temperature, or improper winding of strings on them…





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