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jennifer steinfeldt  warren

Sticky violin top.

December 7, 2006 at 7:24 PM

My violin is very sticky...just on the top. I haven't put any polish on in some time, but it is still sticky. It isn't anythign that I got ON it, it is the violin itself. It is a french violin from 1850-something. Would it be a good idea to get a coating of something protective put on it? Just the top. There are some spots (around the top, next to the neck...the "shoulders") that are almost entirely varnish-free...just the wood. My teacher recommended polishing it, to keep a kind of layer over the wood, but is the polish eating it away?
Is it the varnish coming off that makes it sticky? Maybe gnomes rubbed honey on it when I was sleeping....

Sals,
JW

From Richard Hellinger
Posted on December 7, 2006 at 8:44 PM
The Gnome theory seems to be the most probable cause!
From Jim Hale
Posted on December 7, 2006 at 10:00 PM
Might I suggest that simply running your tongue along a small portion of the wood should confirm or disapprove the gnome theory?
From Stephen Brivati
Posted on December 7, 2006 at 11:30 PM
Greetings,
I would hazard a guess that it recently switched to a whole grain diet and is now discharging toxins,
Cheers,
Buri
From jennifer steinfeldt warren
Posted on December 8, 2006 at 2:59 AM
Funny, guys!
Definately discharging toxins due to whole grains...
:)
JW

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