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The String Cleaner for Violin and Viola

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13 Reviews

The String Cleaner is the ultimate string and fingerboard cleaning tool. It removes rosin quickly and easily, cleans and buffs the fingerboard, and extends the life and tone of your strings. Its microfiber pads are easily cleanable with soap and water and require no solution. For violin and viola.


The String Cleaner for Violin and Viola

Ratings & Reviews

5/28/2016 2:34:00 pm

Good product

I bought this on a whim but was pleasantly surprised once it arrived. It's a really good product. Easy to use and compact enough to fit in any case. A lot lighter than I thought it would be judging from the pictures. Only slight issue is that the thickness of the cloth prevents it from cleaning all the way up to the very top of the fingerboard. Still great though.

2/14/2016 8:38:00 pm

Good idea, but...

In theory, and before it falls apart, this is a great product. Cleaning my strings and fingerboard was a breeze, and the fact the cleaner is washable justified the rather high price-point in my mind. However, the cleaner literally fell apart after maybe two-months of use. I can't say exactly what happened, but when I picked the cleaner up from the table the spring and metal bar popped out. As I ponder the possibility of the metal pieces falling into my violin, perhaps I should consider myself fortunate that the cleaner broke in my hand versus as I was cleaning my strings! I am really disappointed that I wasted $20 on this cleaner.

Brady Phin
4/2/2015 1:53:00 am

Great product!

Just got mine and was shocked at how well it cleans my strings. It was so fast and easy. I have been a violin player my entire life, and I can't believe I never thought of this. What a great idea!

Michael Culliton
9/26/2014 8:01:00 am

String Cleaner

I really like the String Cleaner. It makes string cleaning easy and fast. Will order another soon. Michael.

2/8/2014 5:43:00 am


Works great! My strings used to get damaged a lot due to heavy build up of rosin. My fingerboard and the area around the bridge also had heavy rosin residue. I used this product and all was gone. The finger board looks shiny just like new. I've never seen my strings shine like this before!

Amy Horman
4/3/2013 4:10:00 am

Awesome product! THUMBS UP!

I run a high level violin studio and this is a fantastic tool. Our students play hours a day on very fine strings and not only does this tool make the strings perform better but it will help them last longer and save hundreds a year. It is incredibly easy to use. Our youngest student at age 6 was using it perfectly and safely within minutes. It doesnt screech like a cloth does and make people flee the scene but it cleans just as well. The simultaneous cleaning of the fingerboard is genius. Fingers carry dirt no matter what and a clean finger board is a must for precise pitch and action. The whole process is under a minute and makes packing up and maintaining your instrument a breeze. So many students neglect proper care of their instruments making playing more burdensome - violin is hard enough!!:) I recommend this product wholeheartedly and am so grateful it is out there! Well done!!!!

Debbie Roper
8/14/2012 7:22:00 am

String Cleaner

This is hands down the best product I have used to keep my strings and fingerboard clean. This is a MUST HAVE for any Violinist! It gets rid of the rosin and oil from your fingers off the strings so the strings don't break down nearly as fast. My string have lasted literally 10 times longer because of this amazing product, and I play all the time in Symphonies and rock bands!! The amazing part is that it can be cleaned and then put back to use! Just AWESOME!!

8/3/2011 5:24:00 pm

It really works!

All I can say is, ìWowî!!! I always wipe off my strings with a cloth after playing my violin and thought my strings were clean. I did have concerns that my strings were not ìwearingî as well as I had hoped. What a shocker when I ìswipedî with this product! Suddenly my strings were like new & my strings sang again when I played. Thank u so much for this product!

3/7/2011 10:43:00 am

Good string cleaner.

I've had the string cleaner for about a month and it seems to work pretty well to get excess rosin off the strings. It's pretty expensive for what it is but it's so easy to use that I find I am more apt to use it than I was when I was using a cloth.

1/26/2011 11:23:00 pm

Great Product!!!

So far I LOVE it. I have a little trouble getting to the very top of the strings by the nut because it is a very tight fit there but other than that I am thrilled with it. My strings are very low at the nut so it might just be my fiddle. Anxious to recieve the guitar string cleaner as I have several friends with guitars, mandolins and banjos that this would make a GREAT gift.

11/23/2010 9:34:00 am


This worked well until it fell apart a few weeks later.

2/28/2010 1:00:00 pm

excellent product!

The String Cleaner is one of the best inventions yet! It makes cleaning my strings effortless! I highly recommend it!

11/27/2009 12:42:00 am

Excellent Product!

I use the String Cleaner for my violin on a daily basis. It quickly and gently cleans the strings and fingerboard. The best part is no more dirty, sticky microfiber cloth stuffed in the corner of my case. Many of my violin students love the product as well. Highly recommended!