Maintaining your guitar
includes making sure it’s in good condition from the
1. You’ll want to get with an
expert to test out the intonation. This means that
an open note is in tune with a fretted note. Move
the saddle up and down to tune your electric guitar
by turning the screws on the bridge.
2. If you hear a buzzing noise
after you hook it up to an amp, there night be a bad
nut. Bad nuts need to be filed down but don’t try
this by yourself. Take it to a guitar tech usually
found at any music store. It might also be a fret
buzz if the strings are too low. You might try a
heavier gauge string.
3. Adjust the truss rod. That
is a beam that goes along the neck and keeps the
strings balanced. Check out how the neck bends. It
should bend up slightly. Adjusting requires a
hexagonal wrench! If you don’t know what that is,
again find a guitar tech.
4. Wipe it down! Dirt can
build up on the stings, the fingerboard and the
frets. Cover all the spots with a soft cloth.
5. Restring your guitar. Some
musicians string up before every show and some wait
until they’ve been worn down. A set of strings
should last you 1-3 months depending on how much
attention you pay to your guitar.
Grab Some Tools
Very Soft Cloth
Soap (for lubing your