milkpowder Posted January 31, 2021 Report Share Posted January 31, 2021 (edited) Hi everyone. I've been lurking for a while and have learned a fair bit doing so. Wondering what the general thoughts are about retouching varnish that has either worn away from playing +/- artifically aged. My violin has wear on the varnish in particularly where the left hand touches the body of the violin to the point where it has lost its shine. I know ultimately this is up to me whether to have it done or not, but as much as I am an owner of this fiddle, I am also a steward of this instrument and my gut feeling is to leave it alone to keep its "originality". However, I can't help but want to restore the shine, and to an extent the colour, in particular on the table. Do others feel the same, or have reservations about revarnishing? Edited January 31, 2021 by milkpowder Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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