Care and Repair of Violins or Violas: How to Install and Care for Violin and Viola Strings


A few simple steps can extend the life and guarantee the performance of your strings. In the step-by-step video tutorial (five minutes), luthier Joan Balter demonstrates how to install your instrument's strings. In the written instruction (three pages), get answers to the following questions:

  • How long do strings last?
  • How often should you change your strings?
  • How do you install strings properly?

By  James N. McKean and Erin Shrader

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