I have a beautiful 200 year old violin I bought about 20 years ago in CT which I love very much.
I just took it in to get serviced, as I noticed the bridge had started to bend just slightly.
But could any of you answer these questions?
- What do I need to do to take care of my instrument on a daily / weekly / monthly basis?
- What do I need to look out for and react, ie. the bridge bending?
- Are there any tell-tale signs for those of us who weren't taught these things that the strings are dead etc?
- Is there an ideal height for the bridge or distance between the strings and the grip-board? (I have no idea what the English term is... English is not my first language) How does it effect the sound if the distance is smaller / greater?
- Any other things I should know?
I am a relatively seasoned violinist otherwise... I've played 2nd violin in an amateur symphonic orchestra.Tweet
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