Acoustic Guitar Tips



If you have a new acoustic guitar and want to learn how to take better care of it, what follows are a few useful words of advice.

Let's face it. It's a basic thing to learn the acoustic guitar. That's why there's so many guitars sold each and every year. But remember, it's another thing to actually become proficient in it. And remember that it's not just about learning to play. You also 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 changes in weather, such as extreme heat or extreme cold. It's dead easy for parts of the guitar to warp or otherwise become damaged depending on how you house it and what it has to deal with daily. Remember the old cassette tape and how it would melt into a useless mess if left on the back seat of your car on a hot day.

One of the major needs for most instruments is a good enclosure. It should be water resistant and also give 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 if you put on 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 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 great idea to have at least two guitars, a beater you use for practice and another that you use for performances. Your practice guitar doesn't have to be wonderful, something in the hundred dollar price range. You won't have to replace the strings on it as much as the one you use 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 develop its own natural character, and part of this is letting it get used and worn in a normal fashion.

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