Care and Maintenance

V.F.Cerveny instruments are being thoroughly tested and adjusted before expedition. However, in order to have them in a perfect long lasting condition they require easy and systematic care. By obeying such simple rules you prolong lifetime and acoustic qualities of your instrument.


Care and maintenance of brasswind instruments

Main parts of woodwind instrument are from top quality exotic wood that is impregnated. Impregnation, that should protect the wood from getting too humid, gets into the wood only a bit below surface and vapors out. Thus it is important to play on the instrument in order fot wood to adjust to the humidity and temperature changes.

After playing it is important to clean keywork. Get rid of humidity by cleaning the inside by cleaning mop. Please oil the instrument inside a bit each month. Oil should be put on dry wooden parts, not after playing. To inner, longitunidal hole we put only a thin layer of conserving oil for woodwind musical instruments. On a keywork please use keywork oil for saxophones and woodwind musical instruments.

Cork paneling on tenons has to be greased by deer greese or cork greese in order to put together and separate the parts easily. Please protect the instrument from too low temparature, big temperature changes, too high humidity and long term sun exposure.

After playing and cleaning put the instrument into the case or bag. Instrument has to be carried in a case or a bag.