Care and Repair of Violins or Violas: When to Call the Repair Shop



Become a more knowledgeable instrument owner with this helpful guide.

In the step-by-step video tutorial (five minutes), luthier Joan Balter demonstrates that an opened seam can be detected by tapping lightly on the top of the violin or viola.

In the written guide (two pages of instruction), you'll learn:

  • How to recognize a major problem
  • How to prevent accidental damage
  • What to do when a problem occurs while on the road

By James N. McKean

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