I was looking inside my violin for fun a few days ago and was shocked to see a pretty big dustball rolling around in my violin! It's been really dirty ever since I got it. A luthier once told me that the people who sold it to me (Gipsies) must have took dirt from like a vacuum cleaner and put it in the violin to make it look older. Now, this much dirt can't be cleaned by the simple old rice trick, so how can it be thoroughly cleaned inside? Also, is it worth it? Will it improve the sound of my violin?
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