Care & Cleaning Tips - Strings

Handling and storage

Always handle the instrument with clean hands to avoid transferring oils and dirt onto the wood or strings.

When not in use, store the string instrument in a protective case to shield it from dust, humidity and temperature fluctuations, maintain the temperature within 24-28°C and relative humidity to 55%. Never expose the string instrument to extreme temperatures, excessive humidity, and direct sunlight 


Use a soft, dry, clean microfiber cloth to gently wipe the surface of the string instrument to remove any oil, dirt and rosin, as rosin can absorb moisture and affect the sound of your instrument. Never wipe the string instrument with alcohol or any chemical cleaner.

Bow care

Wipe the bow hair with a dry cloth after each use to remove rosin residue. Bow hair should be loosened after every use and never be overtightened

String care

Clean the strings with a soft cloth after each playing session to remove rosin buildup and sweat. Replace the string set at least twice a year, as worn-out strings can affect the instruments’ tone. 

Professional maintenance

Regularly take your instrument to a professional string instrument technician for inspections, adjustments, and maintenance