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Varnish Brushes

Varnishing brush of black cattle hairs, worked in a combined form. This brush, which is designed for the finest application of varnish, is used for all spirit varnishes and oleo-resinous (oil) varnishes. They have double hair thickness, enabling them to absorb a large amount of varnish.
Violin stains can be found here.

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Fine Oxhair Varnish Brushes

Model/Price
15mm Cattle hair brush for instrument varnishing Item #2-705.15
$15.50

20mm Cattle hair brush for instrument varnishing Item #2-705.20
$17.25

30mm Cattle hair brush for instrument varnishing Item #2-705.30
$22.95
40mm Cattle hair brush for instrument varnishing Item #2-705.40
$30.00
50mm Cattle hair brush for instrument varnishing Item #2-705.50
$38.00
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Sablon Varnish Brushes - NEW!

Model/Price
10mm Sablon varnish brush Item #2-722.10
$10.00
14mm Sablon varnish brush Item #2-722.14
$17.00
20mm Sablon varnish brush Item #2-702.20
$19.00
30mm Sablon varnish brush Item #2-702.30
$26.00
40mm Sablon varnish brush Item #2-702.40
$29.00
50mm Sablon varnish brush Item #2-702.50
$33.00
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Approximate hair width in millimeters just beyond metal sleeve or ferrule.
Model/Price
Sablon retouching varnish brush, #0, 2.0mm Item #2-721.0
$4.65
Sablon retouching varnish brush, #00, 1.8mm Item #2-721.00
$4.50
Sablon retouching varnish brush, #000, 1.7mm Item #2-721.000
$4.50
Sablon retouching varnish brush, #1, 2.2mm Item #2-721.1
$4.70
Sablon retouching varnish brush, #2, 2.5mm Item #2-721.2
$5.00
Sablon retouching varnish brush, #3, 3.1mm Item #2-721.3
$5.40
Sablon retouching varnish brush, #4, 3.4mm Item #2-721.4
$6.20
Sablon retouching varnish brush, #5, 3.9mm Item #2-721.5
$6.50
Sablon retouching varnish brush, #6, 4.2mm Item #2-721.6
$7.30
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Approximate hair width in millimeters just beyond metal sleeve or ferrule.
Model/Price
Red Sable retouching varnish brush, #0, 2mm Item #2-731.0
$6.00
Red Sable retouching varnish brush, #2, 2.5mm Item #2-731.2
$7.50
Red Sable retouching varnish brush, #4, 3.4mm Item #2-731.4
$10.45
Red Sable retouching varnish brush, #6, 4.2mm Item #2-731.6
$15.00
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Red Sable Varnish Brushes - NEW!

Model/Price
Red Sable varnish brush, 10mm Item #2-732.10
$19.00
Red Sable varnish brush, 14mm Item #2-732.14
$32.00

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Violin Varnish Thinners, Brush Cleaners, Siccative (Dryer), Imitor

Model/Price
Violin Oil Varnish Brush Cleaner - Photo JOHA Brush cleaner, 90 ml bottle Item #2-10
$16.50
Violin Oil Varnish Siccative Dryer 90 ml - Photo JOHA Siccative (dryer) for oil varnishes, 90 ml bottle Item #2-10S
$27.00
Violin Oil Varnish Dilution Thinner 90 ml - Photo JOHA Oil varnish thinner (Dilution), per 90 ml. Recommended thinner for JOHA oil varnishes, it is specially formulated to yield best results. Item #2-10D
$20.00

DENATURED Alcohol, per 90 ml. Solvent, thinner and cleaner for spirit based varnishes.

Typical data:
Apparent Proof 199.5
Water vol/vol% 0.1
Ethyl Alcohol, vol/vol% 85.47
Methyl Alcohol, vol/vol% 13.68
Ethyl Acetate, vol/vol% 0.85

Item #2-DAG2A.90
$6.00
DENATURED Alcohol, per 500 ml, same as above. Item #2-DAG2A.500
$24.00
DENATURED Alcohol, per 1 Liter, same as above. Item #2-DAG2A
$38.00
For cleaning oil varnish brushes and thinning oil varnish. See Item #2-Balsam below.
JOHN Imitor Antique Solution JOHA Imitor Antique Solution, per 100 ml

Joha Imitor product serves to give your instrument an old, used appearance by etching out the paint (colour layer). Only for Spirit varnishes, Volatile oil varnish and Italian oil varnish. 1 litre bottle shown; also available in 90ml bottles.

Item #2-IMITOR
$34.00

Balsam & Volatile Oils, 90 ml

Model/Price
Balsam Turpentine, Portuguese. Cleaning/thinning oil varnish. Item #2-BALSTURP
$23.00
Violin Varnish Copaiva Balsam Pure 90ml - Photo Copaiva Balsam, pure Item #2-COPAIVA
$88.00
Violin Varnish Venetian Turpentine 90ml - Photo Venetian Turpentine, thick, softener Item #2-VENET
$34.00
Lavender oil, pure Item #2-LAVEND
$127.00
Violin Varnish Lavendar Spike Oil Pure 90ml - Photo Lavender Spike oil, pure Item #2-SPIKE
$80.00
  Linseed Oil, cold-pressed, technical Item #2-LINCOLD
$10.00
Violin Varnish Rosemary Oil Pure 90ml - Photo Rosemary oil, pure Item #2-ROSEMARY
$84.00
Eucalyptus oil, pure, 50ml Item #2-EUCAL
$73.00
Sandalwood Oil, East Indian (30 ml bottle) Item #2-SNDLOIL
$210.00

Stains, 90ml bottle

Model/Price
Water stain, NO. 421, Antique Stain Item #2-WS421
$23.00
Water stain, No. 428, Old Golden Brown Item #2-WS428
$24.00
Violin Varnish Ebony Stain Opaque 90ml - Photo JOHA Ebony stain, Opaque Item #2-Ebonizo
$55.00

Polishing Oil 1A for Stringed Instruments

Model/Price
1A Polishing Oil for Stringed Instruments Polishing Oil 1A, 90ml

For use with Pumice and Rottenstone further below.

Item #2-POLOIL
$18.00

Pumice and Rottenstone, prices per 100g

Model/Price
Violin Varnish Pumice Stone Medium 100 grams - Photo Pumice, extra fine Item #2-PUM000
$8.00
Violin Varnish Rottenstone Fine 100 grams - Photo Rottenstone, finer than pumice Item #2-ROTTENSTONE
$9.00

Other Ingredients and Materials Model/Price
Alum, per 100 grams Item #2-ALUM
$7.00
  Ammonium sulphate, per 100 grams Item #2-AMSULPH
$7.00
  Gelatin powder, technical, per 100 grams Item #2-GELATIN
$14.00
  Lycopodium Powder, per 100 grams Item #2-LYCOPOD
$48.00
  Potash (K2C03), per 100 grams Item #2-POTASH
$9.00
  Potassium Silicate, per 90 ml, 30% solution Item #2-POTSILCATE
$11.00

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