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Guide to Maintaining Your Guitar

Maintaining your guitar includes making sure it’s in good condition from the very start.

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.

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  • Extra Strings
  • Tuner
  • Amplifier
  • Screwdriver
  • Hexagonal Wrench
  • Regular Wrench
  • Polish
  • Very Soft Cloth
  • Soap (for lubing your bridge slots)
  • Guitar Case

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