The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #96250   Message #2924009
Posted By: Brian May
09-Jun-10 - 01:24 PM
Thread Name: Cleaning a Harmonica
Subject: RE: Cleaning a Harmonica
One of my wood body Hohners is about 40 years old and has been treated as I said.

It's fine, the varnish came off about 25 years ago, but hasn't affected the sound.

However, we are talking about being in warm water for about 5-10 minutes before playing - they don't live there!

Just try it and see, gently tap it into a towel before playing.