I keep mine on a stand pretty much year round. But they are in a room the cat/dog cant get to. also control humdity in that room during winter months when house will get dry.
conversations about that here....
@JohnG and others. I am of the thought that having the instrument visible and available affords more opportunities for use, and therefore it is good to keep it hanging. A wood bow should have hair tension lessened when not in use. It is typically done with all bows, but likely more from tradition than from physics.
Success is the progressive realisation of a worthy ideal. —Earl Nightingale.
The "pièce de résistance"!
Nice job, John - I'm impressed!
Beautiful location for your Viola.
🤔 a little gold or silver patina on that beautiful Viola-holder... (sorry 😁)
Are those Russian Lomonosov, Fairytale plates I see?
Used to run across them once in a while, when I'd be out "treasure hunting".