In this article you will receive some tips to help you maintain your
guitar. Why is this important? Guitars are expensive instruments and it is very
important to follow the tips in this article in order to prolong the life of
Practicing the guitar should be your top priority, but you should also
focus on properly maintaining your instrument so you are able to keep playing it
for many years. Caring for you instrument won't take up too much of your time.
By following some maintenance advice on this page you can keep your
instrument in top condition and be playing it for years to come. Most
importantly, by performing minor maintenance now you will not have to worry
about major problems in the future.
The first thing is cleaning your guitar. There are an unlimited number of
products available that are made specifically for cleaning guitars. There are
products available for maintaining the strings. There are solutions made for
keeping your fretboard clean. Feel free to use any of these products.
You can use a simple method, however, to clean your guitar without the
cost. Dust formation is the main things that will be deposited onto you
instrument. Once a week is the bare minimum you should dust your guitar. This
will stop dust from collecting that affect your playing.
Another option is to buy a special solvent made to be used with guitars.
This can cost a few dollars at most, when you can easily pay $10 for a bottle of
guitar cleaner. If you want to go up a notch with your guitar cleaning, a polish
can be used to prolong the life of the wood and make it shine.
You should also keep one thing in mind when polishing guitars though. If
you are unsure, never use a polish on a guitar unless it is specifically
designed to be used on guitars.
Some other polishes can actually damage your instrument.
Replacing your guitar strings is something you should get another person
to help you with if you have never done it before. Eventually you will learn to
do this yourself. This will be the most common thing you will have to do in
maintaining your guitar. If you bought a new guitar, replacing the strings is
the first thing you should do. Strings should be changed about every 2-3 months.
Over this period of time the strings can become weak and lost their original
There are a few ways you can go about replacing guitar strings. The most
simple and more commonly used way of doing this is to leave some slack at the
post you are putting the string through. When the string is in place, just
tighten the string until there is no more slack.
Simply follow these few tips and you will keep your guitar in excellent
condition for many years.
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