Acoustic Guitar Tips



If you have a new acoustic guitar and would like to learn how to take better care of your instrument, here are a few useful words of advice.

Let's face it. It's a basic thing to learn the acoustic guitar. That's probably one of the many reasons there are so many guitars purchased each and every year. However, it's another thing to actually learn to be good at the art. 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.

Most acoustic guitars are created from wood and are usually hollow. They are sensitive to changes in climate, such as extreme heat or super 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. Remember the old cassette tape and how it would warp into a useless mess if left 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 but also provide protection from heat. Black cases will absorb the sun's rays more than lighter colored enclosures, so remember that when selecting one for your guitar. You'll have the choice of 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 environmental changes as well. Have you experienced 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 settle on a particular gauge of string, it's probably best, as the shock of going from one gauge of string to another isn't good for your guitar. Also, never take all the strings off your guitar at once, as that might cause warping of the neck. Change them one at a time, as that will keep the tension on the guitar neck constant.

If at all possible, it's a good idea to have at a minimum two guitars, one that you use for practice and another that you keep for performances. Your practice guitar doesn't have to be wonderful, something in the hundred dollar price 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, 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 crazy. Your guitar should have its own natural character, and part of this is letting it get used and worn in an everyday fashion.

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