scordatura Posted March 11, 2022 Report Share Posted March 11, 2022 1 hour ago, Don Noon said: Does anyone else think this is a lame way to avoid glue ghosts... by washing out the natural contrast of the entire violin? To be picky, oxidation isn't the only thing going on, color-wise. Torrefied wood is processed in an oxygen-free atmosphere, so it is not oxidized. And UV does things too (although I don't know the chemistry of this, or if oxygen is involved). True but I would think that unless you are subjecting the varnish to a continual source of UV the predominant exposure would be oxidation. Unless you are playing a lot of outdoor gigs. Albeit at a slower rate than UV would be. Just instinct here. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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