Recently I brought my violin to my office and took it out for tuning, forgetting the fact that my desk has an overhang bookshelf. I knocked the scroll, and I freaked!
Not only that, all the strings came out of tune! I panicked even more and inspected the violin slowly and I've been able to re-tune it. Thankfully, no damage other than small dent on the varnish at the scroll.
Only a week before that, I also smacked the side of the scroll to my sheet music stand while being carried away.
With my previous violin,Campbell, it had an unusually low fingerboard projection, so I always "frogged" the rib on the treble side.
I find it a little bit ironic that not only do each violin has its own character, it also has favorite spot that gets damaged.
So what are some of your home-made viohazards?
-Bow, bow, and bow
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