Acoustic Guitar Tips



If you have an acoustic guitar and would like to find out how to best take care of it, here are some good words of advice.

Let's face it. It's fairly easy to learn the acoustic guitar. That's why there are so many guitars bought each and every year. But remember, it's another thing to actually become a pro at it. And it's not just about the basics of learning. You really need some information about the instrument itself and what you need to do to take care of it.

The vast majority of acoustic guitars are made of wood and are usually hollow. They are sensitive to differences in climate, such as extreme heat or extreme cold. It's dead simple for parts of the guitar to warp or otherwise get damaged depending on how you house it and what it has to deal with daily. Think about the old cassette tape and how it would warp into a useless mess if left on the dashboard of your car on a hot day.

One of the primary necessities for most instruments is a good enclosure. It should be water resistant but also give protection from heat. Black cases will absorb the sun's rays more than lighter colored enclosures, so keep that in mind when shopping for one for your guitar. You'll have the choice of soft shell cases and hard shell cases. In almost all situations, I would endorse the hard shell case unless your budget prohibits it.

Guitar strings are sensitive to heat and cold as well. Note how quickly guitars go out of tune, especially with a new set of strings? The neck of the guitar will give and let go depending on the type of strings you use, and if you decide to use a particular gauge of string, it's probably best, as the shock of going from one gauge of string to another wouldn't be good for your instrument. Also, never take all the strings off your guitar at once, as that might cause warping of the neck. Change your strings one at a time, as this will keep the tension on the guitar neck at a constant level.

If you can, it's a nice idea to have at least two guitars, one that you use around the house and another that you keep for performances. Your practice guitar doesn't have to be expensive, something in the hundred dollar range. You should't have to replace the strings on it as much as the one you keep for performances.

When it is time to clean your guitar, don't use water or furniture polish. Just use a clean cloth and wipe the dust. Try to not wipe so hard that you affect the finish of your guitar. And don't go nuts. Your guitar should develop its own natural character, and the way to let it do this is letting it get used and worn in an everyday fashion.

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