Scratches on the Violin?



Asked by: Emily Smith

Can scratches on a violin be repaired?






When I use a buffing cloth on there. You'll notice that the mark is slowly starting to disappear. Now that will take a little bit more work maybe another application of polish. Leave it for a bit.

How do I stop my violin from scratching?

To get rid of the scratchy sound on your violin you can do the following:

  1. make sure you’re bowing straight.
  2. play halfway between the bridge and the fingerboard.
  3. adjust for playing with the upper, lower, or middle part of the bow.
  4. apply the right amount of rosin to the bow hair.
  5. adjust bow pressure.
  6. adjust bow speed.

Can violin cracks be repaired?

Like a broken bone, a crack in the face of a violin can be an incomplete fracture or a complete break through the wood. Regardless, cracks can be repaired via a special glue or clamps that arch across the top or back of the violin.

How much does it cost to re varnish a violin?

Major Restorations

Major Repairs Violin/Viola Cello
Top Cracks (from the outside) $40.00-$75.00 $60.00-$100.00
Varnish Touch-up $120.00 per hour $120.00 per hour
Reset Neck (Bridge is Additional) $75.00+ $100.00+
Neck Pin (includes fingerboard removal) $150.00 $200.00

How much does it cost to fix a violin?





Violin & Viola

Restring, including tuning $7.5 per string (strings not included)
Compound pegs $40
Fit pegs $25 each/$80 set
Replace tailgut $40
Replace saddle $75

Can you play a violin with a crack?

If the crack reaches the soundpost, the instrument’s value will be a small fraction of its normal retail. If you’re just looking for a violin that sounds good, there’s a bit of risk. If the repair work is done well, it won’t harm the sound, but you can’t really know its potential until it’s whole again.

Should I Revarnish my violin?

Refinishing an instrument for aesthetics is not recommended. One of history’s great, unsolved mysteries is what makes the sound produced by the finest of Italian violins so magnificent.

Is my violin worth repairing?

Perfling—although not always a true indictor, perfling offers an excellent clue about a violin’s worth. If you can see that the decorative inlay around the edge of the violin is actually wood, not painted, then that is a sign that the violin is worth repairing.

Can a violin be Revarnished?

If the first revarnishing went bad, the sencond can be even worse, varnishing a violin is not an easy thing, and doing the right job in the very first time is almost impossible.



How do you touch up a varnish on a violin?

Then you do clear varnish. Put on the color. Put on the Korea varnish. Under final punished and the job done ok for retouch varnish.

How do I make my violin shine?

It's important not to directly pour polish under the varnish under the instrument. And rub out the smudges rub out the rosin robot the dirt.

How do you repaint a violin?

I made sure to hold the spray paint cans a bit back from the violin just to make a nice even coat. And now it looks so shiny and nice beautiful oh yeah.



Is it bad to paint a violin?

The sound of the instrument will be affected by what you do. It doesn’t matter how you paint, stickers, change the finish, burn wood, carve, or even use a laser to change the thickness and weight of the instrument, you will affect its sound.

Does painting a violin change the sound?

Yes. They get really muffled usually, or really ‘twangy’.