The other day I was teaching some 5 and 6 year old friends about my violin, and they drew the bow all over the fingerboard, making the strings sticky. I don't want to damage my violin while cleaning it, but it's hard to work with and I do need to keep practicing.
My violin did not come with anything to clean it with, and before now, it hasn't gotten so dirty that I had any trouble wiping it off with whatever was handy. My present situation seems to call for water (which I am worried would damage my violin) or some kind of cleaner. As to the latter, I do not know what kinds to use and not to use, and I would rather be safe and ask before I act.