Are violins waterproof?

Asked by: James Messaoudi

This is wood: a little moistness once and spread out will not impress it. But the violin is glued shut at its lining using bone glue. Water, particularly hot water, will start to unset the glue.

Does water damage a violin?

Water in the form of liquid, steam, or high humidity can potentially cause damage to an instrument.

Can you play a violin in the rain?

September 12, 2008 at 05:46 PM · rain on a violin is not good. if you have a scheduled gig outside, and there is no cover, they should either move it indoors or move the entire event. Or you could set up an umbrella around you.

Can you wipe your violin with water?

Only use water on a damp cloth to clean the body of your violin – you should never use polish or other harsh chemicals, as this can damage the varnish. The varnish is there to protect the wood, so take care to keep the varnish layer safe.

What do you do if your violin bow gets wet?

There are other things you can use you can use rubbing alcohol if that's all you have and it's an emergency.

Can I play my violin outside?

September 28, 2013 at 02:09 PM · As long as your violin is not exposed to extreme humidity or temperature and direct sunlight, no reasons to worry. Violin is a quite resilient instrument. If you play outdoors bring a hygrometer and thermometer inside your case.

How cold is too cold for a violin?

Violins are most comfortable in 60 to low 70 degrees and 45% to 55% relative humidity. The relative humidity is key because that tells us how much moisture the air is holding as a percentage of what it can hold.

Why does my violin sound scratchy?

Too much rosin on the bow hair produces a scratchy, unpleasant sound, while too little will cause the tone to fade out during your bow stroke. Finding exactly the right level of rosin to apply is like everything else involved with learning to play the violin… it takes practice.

Can you clean violin strings with alcohol?

Alcohol works just fine once a week or so. Put it on a small part of a cloth, turn the violin upside down in case alcohol spills. It shouldn’t as you’re not using that much, and wipe away, the whole length of the string. You want to get your oily finger grime off the strings also.

Can I wash my violin bow?

Use a cleaner you also use for your violin like this one just put a couple of drops on the cloth. You don't need much and then clean your violin though.

What is violin stick called?


In music, a bow /boʊ/ is a tensioned stick which has hair (usually horse-tail hair) coated in rosin (to facilitate friction) affixed to it. It is moved across some part (generally some type of strings) of a musical instrument to cause vibration, which the instrument emits as sound.

How do you remove rosin?

You might know how to put rosin on the bow. But you might not know how to take it off all you have to do is take your finger. And just swipe the backside of the hairs.

Why is my violin bow Dusty?

Bow hair becomes dirty over time, picking up dust and oil, which take away from your bow’s ability to articulate and grab the strings, and substantially diminishes the quality of its sustained tone, as well.

Can you eat violin rosin?

Anything can be bad for you but, generally speaking, eating rosin isn’t dangerous. Rosin is primarily tree sap so, sniff a tree and you’re doing just about the same thing. However, some people have allergic reactions to rosin dust.

Is violin rosin poisonous?

For potential human health effects, the totality of the data demonstrates that rosin has minimal toxicity. Rosin has no acute oral toxicity (i.e., LD50 > 2,000 mg/kg), and repeat dose toxicity data demonstrate no observed effect levels (NOEL) of approximately 105 – 200 mg/kg/day.