Most importantly, start with one small section at a time, not a large section for the entire back, for example. More than a few players, even seasoned professionals, create quite a mess by trying to clean too large an area at a time. Whenever using a new brand of cleaner or polish for the first time, be sure to test it on a small, inconspicuous spot. Place approximately 10-15 drops of polish on a clean, folded cotton or microfiber cloth or clean soft folded paper towel. Using moderate pressure, rub polish onto varnish in a circular motion in 1" or larger circles. Wipe off polish before it has dried with another clean soft cloth or soft paper towel. Use light to moderate pressure either in a circular motion or in the direction of the grain.
Everything you need to keep your fractional size violin or viola in optimal playing condition! Includes SHAR Cleaner and Polish gift pack, peg compound, humiditron (humidiguard?), chinrest adjuster, and cleaning cloth. Select this kit for 1/8-3/4 violin and 11-13 inch viola.
Everything you need to keep your full size cello in optimal playing condition! Includes SHAR Cleaner and Polish gift pack, peg compound, humidiguard, rubber endpin tip, and cleaning cloth. Select this kit for 4/4 cello.
We highly recommend this German made Professional Luthier Polish for use on fine instruments that are older and/or highly valued. This polish is the original formula used for decades by the world's finest violin shops including the SHAR Repair & Restoration Shop. The reason that the Professional Luthier Polish is the choice of fine restoration shops is because of its effectiveness as a polish and cleaner while at the same time being mild enough not to cause damage to soft and/or delicate varnish. IMPORTANT: Some varnish is so delicate that even a very damp cloth will remove varnish, so we strongly advise players to follow the directions in our video "Cleaning an Instrument."
Quickly and easily remove corrosive, sound-deadening sweat and grime from your strings! The unique shape of The Swipe allows you to effortlessly reach beneath your strings too! Each resealable foil pouch includes The Swipe and a microfiber cleaning cloth.
Everything you need to keep your double bass in optimal playing condition! Includes SHAR Cleaner and Polish gift pack, (2) humidiguards, rubber endpin tip, and cleaning cloth. Select this kit for all double bass sizes.
Everything you need to keep your fractional size cello in optimal playing condition! Includes SHAR Cleaner and Polish gift pack, peg compound, viola dampit*, rubber endpin tip, and cleaning cloth. Select this kit for 1/8-3/4 cello. *Note: Viola dampit works best for fractional size cellos.
A leather oil should be used on your leather case cover from time to time, as for any fine leather product. This acts to lubricate the leather by replenishing natural oils, and is especially useful at all stress points. Pecard’s dressing is petroleum-based, which is far better than animal based products, since there is no risk of mold or microorganism infestation. A light coating a couple times a year, with a little more at the stress points, should be great insurance.
NEW! SHAR Super Cloth is made of an untreated microporous fabric that cleans up and holds rosin dust, perspiration, and won't leave lint. Material is similar to those used to clean professional camera lenses and sunglasses. Machine washable, handy size 9 1/2 square comes a plastic pouch, excellent value.
"These little cloths are so effective at cleaning rosin dust and fingerprints off of my instrument! I keep extras around the house to clean smudges from CDs, eyeglasses, and TV screens. The soft, microporous material holds in dust and wont scratch delicate surfaces." - Dan Plonka, Violist & Senior SHAR Apprentice