Ukuleles can get dirty in various ways, including the natural dirt, grease, and sweat from our hands that impregnates the neck with use, so it is natural that we ask ourselves how to clean it.
The best way to keep your ukulele clean is to wipe it with a microfiber cloth after each use so you don’t have to worry about cleaning it thoroughly as it will keep looking like new!
In addition to this, you can take the precaution of having it stored when you are not using it to protect it from dust, and in the process of dust, for this, you can use a cover, even if it is the simplest or even the cardboard box in which it was delivered to you.
To clean the strings, all you need to do is run your microfiber cloth every time you touch it; they don’t need any special products or anything special.
Now, if you are intrepid who prefers to clean it deeply, it is best to go step by step.
Step #1: Remove the Strings
We must start by removing the strings since they hinder us from cleaning the frets, apart we do not want to break them by accident or wear them pulling more than they can resist.
Step #2: Clean the Dust
With a wooden or plastic stick, carve the parts where the dirt is accumulated. Usually, this is just to the sides of the frets division, and near the nut. With the help of a damp cloth, we can carve with more force.
Step #3: Clean Sophisticated Parts of the Ukulele
We can also use damp swabs to trap dust from hard-to-reach areas. Also, remember to pass a dry one so that it traps the little humidity that it may have left so that the mechanism does not rust or absorb in your ukulele.
Step #4: Use of a Cleaner
Finally, we can use a wood cleaner as well as the Pledge to clean it, remember to use a soft cloth like the one used to clean the glasses, and with just four drops of this cleaner we can reach it through the entire ukulele. If you put too much, the oil will permeate everywhere.
P.S. If your ukulele is from the Waterman brand, it is not so cumbersome, and in fact, it is very, very easy to clean them because you only need to wipe it with a damp cloth and then a dry one.