About Daniel Muni

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Daniel Muni has created 8 blog entries.

2017 Holiday Hours

The holidays are quickly approaching and with them comes the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. We will be spending time with our family over Thanksgiving and Christmas. As a result we will be closed November 21-25 for Thanksgiving and from December 24 - January 2 for Christmas and to celebrate the New Year. [...]

2017-11-16T11:06:53+00:00 November 16th, 2017|

Types of Bow Hair Available for Rehair

When rehairing a bow we offer six standard varieties of horse hair, each with a different shade and texture. We only use natural horse hair that is never bleached or treated with harsh chemicals. It is hand sorted for texture, thickness and length. Since color and texture is correlated, the smoother hairs are white and coarse [...]

2017-11-03T13:44:36+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|

Posture Pegs for Cello

Some cellists feel restricted by the location of their C and G pegs while playing. The pegs can hit their head, pull hair and cause them to subconsciously lean their neck forward while playing. These frustrations often result in tension, discomfort and limited artistic expression. Ergonomic Posture Pegs have been developed to solve this problem. Players who [...]

2017-10-12T17:47:16+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

First-Time (String) Parent Survival Guide

It is that time of year again. Time to start talking about back-to-school and all it entails. For parents of first-time string players this means entering a whole new sphere - the string world. Trying to navigate an entangling web of information and misinformation can be confusing and frustrating. This guide is meant to provide answers to some [...]

2017-08-20T10:06:20+00:00 August 20th, 2017|

Summer Schedule

Muni Strings will be closed June 27th - July 6th 2017 for summer break and workshop reorganizing. We will be open again on Friday, July 7th at 10am. Please e-mail us during our closure if you have any questions, concerns or issues that develop. We will contact you as soon as possible once we return to [...]

2017-06-21T10:53:31+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Types of Figured Maple Used by Violin Makers

Although the vast majority of violins, violas and cellos are constructed using the same species of wood they can vary greatly in appearance. The tops are always made from spruce while the ribs, back and necks are almost always made from maple. While spruce maintains a similar look among different specimens, the figure in maple can vary [...]

2017-06-18T11:17:59+00:00 June 13th, 2017|

Carbon Fiber Bows

For centuries wood bows have been used to play stringed instruments. Though many species have been used, pernambuco from the Pau-Brasil tree is king. The unique combination of strength and elasticity allows the bow to be strong and nimble enabling nuanced expressions by the player. Due to centuries of over harvesting, the Pau-Brasil tree is [...]

2017-10-25T14:46:03+00:00 May 20th, 2017|