New “How to Spirit Varnish” DVD is available now!

howtospiritvarnishThis 90 minute DVD features Scott W. Hershey, a 27 year maker of violins, violas and cellos applying spirit varnish in a step by step method that will take the guess work out of this very difficult varnishing process.

He discusses the various resins that are best suited for this medium and demonstrates how to mix your ground coat and it’s application. The plate sealing and staining process will be covered and then the actual varnishing color coats and final clear coat application. Brush selection, mixing bowls and thinners will also be shown and discussed. Finally the sanding down and polishing-out method will be shown in detail. This is the DVD you will treasure for years to come and you too will be able to achieve professional spirit varnish results on your next instrument.

This DVD features a music bed of Concert Master, Odin Rathnam of the Harrisburg Symphony performing sonatas and short pieces by J.M. Leclair, Gabriel Faure, W.A. Mosart and Camille Saint-Saens.

This is a “Must Have DVD” there is nothing like this on the market today.

This DVD sells for $59.95 includes S&H.

To receive your copy of this DVD, please send your check or money order, along with your ship to and email address to:

Scott W. Hershey, Hershey Violins, 11 West Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.  Inquires: 717.697.6341 or email.

Orders will be filled in the order they were received.

The How to Spirit Varnish DVD is now in stock ready to ship!

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Hershey Violins

11 West Main Street
Mechanicsburg, Pa 17055

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Saturday: Noon until 3pm
Other hours by appointment
call: 717. 697. 6341