Saxophone Care Kit

  1. Wash your hands and brush your teeth before you play. This helps to keep the instrument free of acids and sugars that can damage the metal and pads.

  2. Moisten the reed in your mouth while assembling the saxophone.

  3. Apply cork grease to new neck cork before putting the saxophone together. Older corks should be greased as needed.

  4. When assembling and disassembling the saxophone, be careful to hold the octave key in a closed position so as to not bend any mechanisms.

  5. Never hold your saxophone by the neck or let it dangle from the neck strap. (No “Look, Mom No Hands!”)

  1. After playing, remove reed from your mouthpiece and store it in your reedguard to prevent the reed from cracking.

  2. Swab out your saxophone after each use. Disassemble the sections and use pull through the saxophone twice. Then put the endcap back in.

  3. Clean the neck once a week using the neck cleaning brush and a little water to dampen the mop end.

  4. Weekly, clean the mouthpiece using the mouthpiece brush, soap, and water. If you are sick, wash the mouthpiece after every time you play.

  5. Use your microfiber cloth to polish your saxophone weekly to remove fingerprints and keep the finish looking new.

  6. The swab should be frequently hand washed with dish soap in warm water and air dried completely before use or storage.

  7. Never expose or clean the saxophone with water. If accidental exposure occurs, allow the instrument to dry in an open case to avoid mold, mildew, and other damage.