Huthmaker Violins

3949 Russell St., Suwanee (Atlanta), GA 30024 • 770.945.1188

How do I sanitize my instrument?

Resource after resource states that the best approach to safety in the orchestra classroom is to sanitize the musician, rather than the string instruments.

  • Wash your hands before you handle/play your instrument
  • When that is not possible, use hand sanitizer

KEEP IN MIND-HAND SANITIZER WILL DAMAGE VARNISH SO MAKE SURE HANDS ARE DRY BEFORE UNPACKING/PLAYING INSTRUMENT

There is no safe sanitizing agent for the wood of string instruments. The varnish on instruments could easily be damaged and will be very expensive to repair. All Huthmaker Fine Violins instruments and bows fall into this category.

Most of the modern Chinese and Eastern European instruments that we see in orchestra programs also fall under this category.

Do not let anyone else handle or play your instrument. At all. Washing your hands, and not sharing your instrument or bow, will keep it safe to play

Can a Violin get Corona Virus??

The science is rapidly changing, but as of today, scientists are suggesting that the virus could possibly live on wood surfaces (violins/violas/celli/basses/bows) for 3-4 days.

If your instrument or bow has been handled by others, we suggest starting with a quarantine period. Let it sit in it’s case, in a temperature-controlled environment for a few days. That will allow any germs to die off.


3949 Russell St., Suwanee (Atlanta), GA 30024 • 770.945.1188
Hours: Tuesday through Friday 12:00-6:00
Saturday 10:00-3:00 or by Appointment