View Full Version : Soft Gigbag, washable?

01-29-2011, 11:25 PM
I have a Martin soft gigbag. smells like cigarette and i want to get rid of that. Is this gigbag machine washable? I found a label inside but it does not indicate whether it is washable.

Also, if there are recommendation on how I can get rid of the cigarette smell on the uke itself that would be great too.. right now i am just leaving it sitting out..

mm stan
01-30-2011, 02:04 AM
Aloha Chum,
Put a hanging car air freshner in the bag and make sure to keep it in the plastic package ...just cut the top...could ruin the finish of your uke...I put mine by the headstock....

01-30-2011, 03:26 AM
I took a guitar gig bag to the dry cleaners about 3 years ago. (heavy smoke smell). They charged me 8.00 to clean it. It worked. Came out like new. A one time deal. It was made to fit a 000M Martin guitar ( which is what I have) so it was worth it to me.

01-30-2011, 06:35 AM
didn't think of dry cleaning... thanks for the suggestion!

and right now i have a couple sheets of bounce in my empty gigbag.. i hope whatever residual from bounce won't ruin the uke...