This is a very runny solution and can be tricky to use. It is designed to help sticking and/or slipping pegs.
Hill Varnish Cleaner
W.E. Hill & Sons Varnish Cleaner. Apply a small quantity with a piece of absorbent material, then rub lightly with soft cloth.
**Note: Varnishes are very different in their makeup, and trying to use a cleaner may be ill-advised. A luthier is the best person to clean your cello but if you feel confident, proceed carefully. Contains turpentine, so there may be mailing restrictions.
Cello Stand – Ingles
** Available for pickup here; we are not currently shipping this item.
Ingles gig stand allows you to keep any size cello, with its endpin extended, ready to play. Folding nearly flat for storage, it features two height-adjustable cushioned arms to support the cello’s bottom and a third with a safety bar to secure the neck. Bow hangs from cushioned hook out of harm’s way, behind the instrument and off the floor. The open stand is 21″ across and uses 24″ front-to-back if placed to access the bow hook. Weighs 8.2 lbs. This is the most varnish-friendly stand because the only contact points are edges of bottom ribs, and the neck. We use these in the shop, and they are stable — but avoid placing in precarious places.
Cello Humitron (replaces the Dampit)
Humitron is an available alternate to the unavailable Dampit. The principle is the same, and you can see the product literature in the photo gallery.
Stringvision Bow Grip
The SV bow grip is a soft, pliable rubber that slides (more like putting on a wet bathing suit) from the screw end over frog to help protect the stick from wear, and provide a very comfortable place for your thumb. You can still maneuver the bow with your fingers, and your thumb is not locked in one position, though it is oriented well and cannot poke through. A very popular item here. *Note: If the thumbnail is not kept short, you can wear through the rubber quickly. Also, repeated installation and removal, or rolling the rubber back on itself can lead to material failure.
Orders are placed by phone (518-527-5789) or (email).
Once we know what you want and where it has to be shipped, we’ll check stock, clarify any questions you may have, and give you shipping options, transit times and costs.
Learn more about placing an order or visiting our showroom here.