General Care And Maintenance

In the following pages we’ll look more in depth at a lot of these topics, but here are the quick basics:

  • Don’t touch the hair of your bow with your hands (sweat and oil will create dead spots on the hair)
  • Loosen the bow hair when you are done for the day, so that there isn’t constant tension on the bow.
  • Wipe the rosin off the strings, instrument, and bow stick when you’re packing up for the day.
  • Keep an eye on the bridge to keep it straight and prevent warping.
  • Don’t leave your instrument in a car or outdoors (for temperature and safety reasons)
  • Keep an eye on the humidity, and use a humidifier in dry seasons and climates. 40-60% humidity is ideal.