Care and Maintenance of a Violin
How to maintain the beauty of the curve
The first and most basic rule of bow handling is to tighten the hairs before playing, and loosen them right after playing. The curve of the bow is very important, and if the tension of the hair is not released, the bow may lose its curve. If the bow looses its curve, it looses its elasticity, which makes it difficult to apply pressure and impossible to produce a sound.
Rosin dust will inevitably adhere to the stick, so this should be wiped with a cloth after each performance. A lot of rosin accumulates on the inside of the stick, so use a cloth to wipe this area first (see photo).
If you touch the hairs with your fingers, rosin will not stick to them, so it is important not to touch the hairs when wiping the stick. Also be sure to wipe the areas that are exposed to sweat, particularly the area where the stick is held.