Particularly if you’re caring for your very first instrument, regular maintenance and cleaning can seem a little tricky, but with the right tools and a little bit of ‘know-how’, it’s as easy as cleaning your teeth, and just as simple to fit into your regular routine.
Different finishes of course have different requirements and, where a lacquered instrument may retain its alluring shine with just the occasional bath of warm soapy water, a stunning silver finish requires a touch more to keep its sparkle.
Regular maintenance of your silver Euphonium
Objects of splendour and awe, silver instruments are undoubtedly beautiful, and as part of that beauty comes from their mirror-like surface, you’ll want to keep yours looking bright and new for as long as possible.
So, here are our top tips for polishing your silver Euphonium:
- Keep silver polish to a minimum: silver polish is a really effective way of maintaining the shine on your instrument, but should not be relied on for regular cleaning as it can cause wear over time; we recommend using silver polish only occasionally.
- Use a polishing cloth: regularly wipe your instrument over with a silver polishing cloth - this will keep the surface of your Euphonium bright, clean, and free of any dust or dirt.
- Have your Euphonium serviced: if your silver instrument isn’t regularly cleaned and maintained, it can easily become tarnished; we recommend that you have your Euphonium serviced by a professional once a year.
In short, it’s really quick and simple to keep your silver instrument clean; free of dirt or dust, and gleaming as beautifully as the day you bought it.
But, in our opinion, the best thing about regularly looking after your instrument is the gorgeous sound you maintain with it, alongside a good, long life.