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Anticipating better humidity levels in my house now that Winter is in it's death throes, I am starting to look at violin hangers and holders. I know I could just leave it out on a table, chair, etc., but I think that would subject it to an accident waiting to happen.
I took a look on Fiddlershop at the various hangers and holders, and I decided to ask: Do you use one? What type do you own or prefer and why? I thought this might be helpful to me and other beginners...get others to re-think what they do now...and be an interesting topic. Hey, if you use a hanger or holder, post a pic if you can since there are so many varieties, from the basic utilitarian to the highly decorative and artistic.
1. Wall Mounted Type
2. Floor Stand Mounted Type
3. Music Stand Mounted Type
4. Wall Display Type
5. Some Other Type
(For reference: https://fiddlershop.com/collections/violin-hangers-and-holders)
I use this stand, it works well for me. At one time Fiddlershop sold this I'm sure I bought it from them 3 or 4 years ago.
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@Mark Funny thing, I was just looking at that one on Amazon before I refreshed the forum and saw your post. I really like the wooden floor stand model (cherry) that Fiddlerman sells, but more for the beauty of the wood than protecting my fiddle. I am leaning towards the simple wall display model Fiddlerman sells for two reasons. I not only like the fact that if it is up on the wall there is probably less a chance it will get damaged. Also, I like that it does not just hang from the heel of the scroll but is cradled at three points distributing the pressure more evenly. Only time will tell which one I choose, but I have some time. The dry Winter has not fully died just yet.
Nice looking display of instruments @stveduf
My short answer: CATS...
... so, nope, unfortunately, my violins pretty much live in their cases. We (meaning the cats and I) have been able to negotiate one surface where I'm allowed to leave a violin case lid open without fear of it being used as a nap location.
Like SteveDuf, I'm pretty sure that Fiddlershop uses some version of these to display violins and violas (and even some cellos) in their brick and mortar store:
Now if I could just figure out a spot out of convenient pouncing distance for the cats, I just might try one myself 🙂
Yup. Cats like to nap where they like to nap!
Someone posted on my blog about one that is a "table top" holder. I also found two more with a quick online search.
The first one runs about $15 and doesn't look real sturdy, and the 2nd/3rd ones, which look like you would have to do a lot to knock them over run about $55 and $60 respectively.
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