I recently brought my violin into a luthier for a valuation, however, when he saw the wear on the top of the right rib (just the general wear on the varnish that the left hand causes), he suggested that he put a thin plastic tape over the area to protect it. I've never heard of these tapes and obviously have no experience with them. Do they affect the instrument in any way or are they worth getting? Obviously I trust the luthier entirely, I wouldn't use him otherwise, but I'm just wondering has anybody any experience with these tapes?
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