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It Worked for Me: Violin Bow Hair Storage

It Worked for Me: Violin Bow Hair Storage

by Al Stancel

Originally published in American Lutherie #25, 1991 and Big Red Book of American Lutherie Volume Three, 2004

Storage of violin bow hair might be a problem for some. Here is how we solve it at Casa Del Sol Violins.

We make a wire horseshoe, insert it into the big end of the bundle of hair, tie it with dental floss, lightly superglue the hair ends, bend the wire back as shown in the drawing.

Hang the bundle from the ceiling with a plastic bow tube slipped over it as a dust protector. The tube can be slid up and over the bundle for cutting individual hanks. The hair never gets dirty or tangled.

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