Final Treatment of the WN300ALO Horn with Joha® Violin Varnish

Already during the manufacturing phase of my first WN300ALO horn prototypes I started to think about what varnish the wooden surface could be treated with. Coincidentally, I had watched a TV documentary a while ago about the importance of violin varnishes for the sound of string instruments. Based on this documentation and after doing some research on the web, the decision was made to use a procedure with a set of violin varnishes using a traditional recipe containing a mixture of natural and synthetic resins dissolved in turpentine and linseed oil. The Joha┬« company claims good vibration properties for their oil varnishes, a hard-wearing surface, and a quite short drying time. My decision was to go for the oil varnish 1a product series for my WN300ALO horns. The company also offers many painting accessories to optimize the final appearance of their varnishes – company homepage:

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