More and more musicians attach great importance to the disinfection of their musical instruments. However, the use of appropriate chemicals should only be done with the utmost caution. Some disinfectants, especially those based on chlorine, have been proven to cause tarnishing of the surfaces as well as damage and impairment of the instruments function!
Intensive long-term tests by the Japanese saxophone manufacturer YANAGISAWA, in which the reaction of lacquered surfaces of saxophones to disinfectants was closely examined, now provide valuable insights, which we have compiled below.
Observing the recommendations should help you to protect your valuable instrument from damage and deterioration caused by disinfectants and to keep it in good condition.