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Guitar Maintenance Made Easy  by Joshua M Mamouney

In this article you will receive some tips to help you maintain your guitar. Why is this important? Guitars are expensive instruments and it is very important to follow the tips in this article in order to prolong the life of your guitar.

Practicing the guitar should be your top priority, but you should also focus on properly maintaining your instrument so you are able to keep playing it for many years. Caring for you instrument won't take up too much of your time.

By following some maintenance advice on this page you can keep your instrument in top condition and be playing it for years to come. Most importantly, by performing minor maintenance now you will not have to worry about major problems in the future.

The first thing is cleaning your guitar. There are an unlimited number of products available that are made specifically for cleaning guitars. There are products available for maintaining the strings. There are solutions made for keeping your fretboard clean. Feel free to use any of these products.

You can use a simple method, however, to clean your guitar without the cost. Dust formation is the main things that will be deposited onto you instrument. Once a week is the bare minimum you should dust your guitar. This will stop dust from collecting that affect your playing.

Another option is to buy a special solvent made to be used with guitars. This can cost a few dollars at most, when you can easily pay $10 for a bottle of guitar cleaner. If you want to go up a notch with your guitar cleaning, a polish can be used to prolong the life of the wood and make it shine.

You should also keep one thing in mind when polishing guitars though. If you are unsure, never use a polish on a guitar unless it is specifically designed to be used on guitars.
Some other polishes can actually damage your instrument.

Replacing your guitar strings is something you should get another person to help you with if you have never done it before. Eventually you will learn to do this yourself. This will be the most common thing you will have to do in maintaining your guitar. If you bought a new guitar, replacing the strings is the first thing you should do. Strings should be changed about every 2-3 months. Over this period of time the strings can become weak and lost their original sound.

There are a few ways you can go about replacing guitar strings. The most simple and more commonly used way of doing this is to leave some slack at the post you are putting the string through. When the string is in place, just tighten the string until there is no more slack.

Simply follow these few tips and you will keep your guitar in excellent condition for many years.

Josh is a musician and guitar expert. For more information on guitar maintenance or information on how to buy and take care of a used guitar please visit Josh's website Used Guitars Guru.

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