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Dry Air = Danger: Prepare Your Stringed Instrument for the Cold Months Ahead

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Cold Weather Instrument Care

As autumn gives way to winter, with dryer and colder air on the way, your stringed instrument may be dreading it even more than you are. Here at SHAR, we live by the old Norwegian adage (some say Finnish, others say…

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Summer Music Camp Essentials

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

With the school year ending and the weather getting warmer, music camps are on the horizon! Make the most out of your summer music experience by making sure you have everything you need before you leave. We've compiled a list of must-have essentials…

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Why a Violin Case or Viola Case (Sometimes) Isn’t Enough

Monday, January 09, 2017

There are days when I look over my monthly budget and just shake my head at just how much I spend on various kinds of insurance: Instrument insurance, car insurance, health insurance, life insurance, homeowners insurance. It’s a never ending list! As…

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New at SHAR - Fall 2016: Cello and Bass Strings, Electrics, Accessories, and Cases!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Since 1962, SHAR has been making new products available to string players every year. The fall season is usually when we debut most of our new products in preparation for new school years, concert seasons, and holidays! This year is no exception with…

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New AT SHAR 2016: Violin and Viola Cases, Electrics, and Accessories

Friday, August 26, 2016

Since 1962, SHAR has been making new products available to string players every year. The fall season is usually when we debut most of our new products in preparation for new school years, concert seasons, and holidays! This year is no exception with…

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7 Names you won't give your New Violin or Viola Cushy!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

It's a CUSHY case cover, and it just wants to give you and your instrument a hug.

     The new and improved CUSHY© Deluxe Carry-All™ Backpack Case Covers are now available to fit over violin and viola, shaped and oblong cases! Our top product…

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What Does Your Case Say About You?, Part II

Monday, June 29, 2015

When I travel, I enjoy people-watching.

I’ve clocked many hours in airports over the years: flying back and forth between college and my folks’ home during school breaks; long distance relationships; heading to other cities for performances or…

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What Does Your Case Say About You?, Part I

Friday, June 26, 2015

When I travel, I enjoy people-watching.

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SHAR #CaseConfessions Contest: What's In Your Case?

Monday, May 20, 2013

Ever wonder what your fellow musicians carry in their case? Want to share what's in your case? Submit to and follow our #CaseConfessions contest and win a free Joey Violin Case Carrier! Here's an example entry below: 

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What Should You Look For In a Case?

Friday, October 12, 2012

If you just bought an instrument for the first time, or if you're looking to upgrade your current case, check out our purchasing guide below. It takes you through the major features you should consider such as shape, exterior and interior materials,…

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