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    As many above, I rarely perform a "cleaning" to my mandolin. After years of playing 3-4 nights a week in smoke-filled bars, in all different temperatures and humidities, I developed the habit of "wiping it down" after each set. Wiping the strings, to remove finger dirt; wiping the face (particularly the upper bout where my arm rests); and any other area where moisture may have accumulated. I guess preventing any build-up of dirt has helped. Although my mandolin is excessively distressed, from it's 80 years of life (47 in my care), I still use a clean, soft cloth to wipe it down after I play. Seems clean, although, like me, distressed by years!
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    Duplicate post! Sorry to waste the space!

    Carry on!
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    I brush any crap off with my hands just before I go on stage.

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    Microfiber cloth
    *2002 Collings MT2
    *2016 Gibson F5 Custom

    *Larrivee D-03R Guitar
    (And a bunch of wood and wire that makes noise...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSausage View Post
    I brush any crap off with my hands just before I go on stage.
    I don't ;-)
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    Thile's mandolin was made in the 1920's before his parents met. I suspect it did not look good when he got it.
    1940s Gibson A that needs refretting
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    selling my Mid-Mo

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    I sometimes just pull out one or two of thoe wipes for cleaning computer screens - for body, strings and fretboard. The instrument hasn't dissolved yet....
    "What's that funny guitar thing..?"

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