Acoustic Guitar Tips



If you just got a new acoustic guitar and want to learn how to best take care of your instrument, here are a few nice tips.

You've got to admit it. It's a basic thing to learn how to play acoustic guitar. That's one of the reasons there's so many guitars bought each and every year. However, it's takes something else to actually learn to be a pro at the art. And remember that it's not just about the basics of learning. You really need some knowledge regarding the instrument itself and what you need to do to take care of it.

Most acoustic guitars are made of wood and are usually hollow. They are sensitive to differences in weather, such as extreme heat or extreme cold. It's dead easy for parts of the guitar to warp or otherwise get damaged depending on how you store 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 kept on the dashboard of your car on a sunny day.

One of the primary necessities for a guitar is a good enclosure. It really should be water resistant and also give protection from heat. Black cases will absorb the sun's rays more than lighter colored enclosures, so keep that in mind when selecting one for your guitar. There are soft shell cases and hard shell cases. In almost all situations, I would recommend the hard shell case unless you can't afford it.

Guitar strings are sensitive to heat and cold as well. Have you experienced how quickly guitars go out of tune, especially with a new set of strings? The neck of your 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 type of string to another wouldn't be good for your guitar. Also, don't take all the strings off your guitar at once, as that might cause warping of the neck. Change them one at a time, as this will keep the tension on your instrument's neck at a constant level.

If at all possible, 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 great, something in the hundred dollar range. You should't have to change the strings on it as much as the guitar you keep for performances.

When it is time to clean your guitar, never 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 crazy. Your guitar should develop its own natural character, and part of this is letting it get used and worn in a normal fashion.

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