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Advice on keeping the violins safe
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March 30, 2016 - 2:00 am
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Hi guys please help me. I am getting ready for a 2-month vacation trip with my family. So I would like to store my violins in a rental storage unit. I have a Stentor 1550 4/4 , 2 Cecilio CVN-600 and a Guitar with me. As our area is one of the favourite locations of the burglars ,it’s not safe to keep them in home. Please help me to find a storage service in Canada. I have heard about ‘Jiffy Self storage system’, ( in Canada. Any other choices ?

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March 30, 2016 - 6:32 am
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William:  If it were me I would seek out a violin shop where I'm sure the luthier there would be more than happy to store your instruments, probably for free or a minimal fee.

Storing them in a storage unit would chance the atmosphere changes and not be to  good for them. I know my luthier would gladly house my violins.

Have a fun trip.



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April 1, 2016 - 3:07 pm
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For security the best way to keep a violin safe is to put it in a viola case. LOL ROFLOL.....

Just Kidding guys. One of the many viola jokes I would hear in the orchestra. As though no-one would ever steal a viola.

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April 1, 2016 - 5:09 pm
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Best way to keep a fiddle safe? Put it in a banjo case. banjo-1207<< The bluegrass version of Pierre's viola/orchestra joke.


But seriously, I would never store my instruments in a self-storage unit for the reasons Fiddlestix cited. I'd ask a friend or family member to keep them for me in their home, if I didn't want to leave them in mine.

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April 2, 2016 - 3:25 pm
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Have a great trip.  I hope you find a good place to stash the violins.  I like the idea of a violin shop or music shop... Also family or friend is a good idea.  


I have thought lately about home invasion and my violins.  I play sometimes with the doors and windows open.. (I seriously don't care anymore.. :)... so people do know that i have instruments in the house... been thinking of that lately.

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April 3, 2016 - 11:06 am
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I would take them to a "music store consignment section" and put a price tag on them about 10x what they are worth. They'll get lots of love there and when you get back you'll either be really rich or have your instruments back safe and sound...either way you'll be happy!b-slap

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April 3, 2016 - 1:41 pm
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Hehe I do play with the windows open now too 🙂

It must be so terrible if a violin or any other instrument would be stolen from you. What a nightmare!! I would never have thought of bringing it to a luthier for save keeping. Sounds like a good idea.

Anyway, I think I'd prefer to take my violin on vacation if it is possible. Would find it horrible to be without my violin for more than a day or 2...

Enjoying my violin adventure! :-)


April 3, 2016 - 8:55 pm
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cdennyb said
I would take them to a "music store consignment section" and put a price tag on them about 10x what they are worth. They'll get lots of love there and when you get back you'll either be really rich or have your instruments back safe and sound...either way you'll be happy!b-slap

Like this idea:P

Take it along with you for your vacation! I was on a vacation for 5 weeks and didn't play and took me 5 weeks+ to get back to where I was....

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Hahahaha - I had to take my EV away on holiday - I had just started playing - about a month into playing "seriously"  in May 2014 or so - I just knew if I DIDN'T play for a week - I would be a MONTH behind where I should be LOL- so - I took it with me - and did an over-dub to @Barry ( Barry Nelson's ) "Can can" - hehehe - well - it's what you do when you are learning - it's audio only on soundcloud

  As for "close protection" - I suggest the SAS or your ( if you happen to be states-side ) Navy Seals...   either is good - there can be no better guarantee..  ( OK - I know - that didn't help ! LOL @William j/k with you - hope you get it resolved !)

^5s and welcome to the forum @William 

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Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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