The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48531   Message #2203501
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
27-Nov-07 - 06:35 PM
Thread Name: Can you rosin the bow too much?
Subject: RE: Can you rosin the bow too much?
" fiddlers would allow a dusting of rosin to accumulate so that, periodically, they could re-use that"

That doesn't work - the rosin welds itself to the varnish, becoming very difficult to remove, and possibly negatively affecting the tone.

It's really called 'laziness'...

With regard to oil for the body of the instrument - a good luthier told me - buy fresh walnuts form the store (they are several months old, having been dried anyway), good fresh ones you would want to eat yourself, take a few pieces of the meat, crush it, and use that oil to gently polish with a soft cloth.