It is advisable (particularly in cold weather) to warm up your harmonica prior to playing, although this will not adversely affect the reed if you blow from cold.

Do not use or submerge your harmonica in harsh or abrasive cleaning materials.

For the sake of hygiene and preventative maintenance, it is advisable to brush your teeth before playing.

Always shake or “tap” excess moisture from the harmonica after playing and clean with a soft cotton or lined cloth.

Store in a dry, dust free situation (the box or case is ideal) to avoid humidity & excessive temperatures.

NB: The following videos are useful guides for good care & cleaning of your harmonica