After last week’s high temperatures and the inevitable subsequent thunder storms, the temperature seems to have settled back into the 20s. Despite the drop in temperature, humidity has stayed at higher levels so we thought this was a good time to remind you to take extra care with your instruments.
First and foremost don’t leave them in full sun, or in the car, for long periods of time. Even though, unlike cheaper instruments, all ours are made from timbers that have been seasoned traditionally for the requisite amount of time and beyond (meaning they are unlikely to warp or split) you should still respect the years of seasoning and months of craftsmanship that has gone into it and treat it accordingly. That way it will stay in perfect condition for decades to come.
Next, keep them in their cases as much as possible. It’s worth checking the silica gel packs and drying them out regularly this time of year. [You can dry them by placing them in an oven after you’ve finished cooking and turned the heat off.]
Lastly, remember to wipe the instrument down when you’ve finished playing it. We supply a cloth in the case with every instrument we sell so you’re guaranteed to have one. Wiping the instrument down helps to keep the strings in good condition and protects the instrument too.
We’re sure you’ve seen the Facebook ‘new’ algorithm hoax that’s been doing the rounds on and off for the last few years. Well it may surprise you that there is a grain of truth behind it.
What the, not so new, algorithm does is prioritises posts from people and pages with which you interact most. So, if you haven’t given us a like or commented on a post on our Facebook page for a while please remember to do so on a reasonably regular basis – once a week is probably enough – to keep us in your feed. Thank you.