Once you have chosen your guitar it’s really important to look after it properly. Performing simple maintenance on a regular basis is all that is required to keep your new instrument in pristine condition.
Here are a few basic storage tips that you can follow to keep your guitar looking and performing its best.
- Always Store in the Case
- Keep Out of Direct Sunlight
- Store at a Comfortable Level of Humidity
- Never Expose to Extreme Temperatures
Once you have finished playing it is a good idea to immediately wipe the strings down with a dry, soft cloth. The natural oils and perspiration from your fingers will, over time, cause the strings to sound ‘dull’.
When cleaning the instrument you should only ever use polishes that are designed specifically for use on guitars. Commercial polish can penetrate the finish and permanently damage the wood.
It is advisable to regularly check that all screws are securely in place. If necessary, simply tighten the nut that surrounds the jack socket with some thin-nosed pliers, taking care not to scratch yourself in the process.
For specialist types of guitar, maintenance should be performed by a technician so as not to cause any accidental damage. We employ a number of vastly experienced guitar technicians who will be more than happy to tend to your prized possession.
Listed below are just a few of the jobs which can be carried out by our professional team.
- Removing Fret Buzz
- Adjusting the Bridge Screws to Set Intonation
- Altering the Height & Position of Magnetic Pick-up(s)
- Adjusting the Truss-rod in the Guitar Neck