For many, musical instruments are a big source of joy and passion – and are cared for in kind. But even if they’re not being played, instruments require
special attention and care, especially when they’re placed in storage.
know about keeping musical instruments in tip top condition.
- Clean and polish the instrument using the appropriate cleaning product – oil and alcohol should never be used on wooden instruments, and musical cleaning
cloths should be used instead of regular, household ones.
- Disassemble where appropriate. This means removing reeds, mouthpieces and straps; relaxing strings and drum skins; and disassembling any other part
of the instrument that would otherwise be under pressure.
- Cover the instrument with clean cotton sheeting or acid-free tissue paper and place in its appropriate case. For extra protection against humidity,
put the case inside a secure polythene bag.
- For large instruments such as pianos, cover the body and legs of the instrument with a large cloth to protect it from dust.
fluctuations in temperature occur at ground level.
with Space Station, of course, given that our facilities are temperature and humidity monitored at all times.