Guitar care at home is important for various reasons, and is an aspect often overlooked by hobby guitarists.
It can be fun though, and doesn’t have to take too much time.
After all, you want your pride and joy to look awesome, play and sound great and to last for years – right?
Taking care of your instrument covers topics like:
- Cleaning and polishing;
- Changing strings correctly and at the right time;
- Making sure the materials your guitar is made of don’t deteriorate over time;
- Displaying and storing guitars;
- Making sure electronics continue to work properly and don’t crackle;
- Avoiding damage and repairing the inevitable dings we all get – sooner or later;
- Guitar adjustments and tweaks.
I will post regular articles on various aspects of guitar care that will provide tips and tricks that you can adopt at your own pace or that you can use for any specific concern you might have.
As always, you choose what and when to take on board, you don’t need to do everything at once, even doing 1 new thing a month will feel like progress and will help you to enjoy your guitar just a little more.
I hope you find some useful information – please do remember that articles are aimed at the full spectrum of hobby guitarists, so you may find that you already know some things but not others.
Check back regularly for new content and use the posting categories drop down for other relevant articles.
Please feel free to drop me an email if you would like me to post on a particular aspect of guitar care not already covered and I’ll put it on the list for future articles.
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All the best and keep on rockin’