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Guitar Tech Tips

As with any instrument, there are things that you can do to help keep your prized guitar in top condition.

Keep It Clean

Use a soft cloth to wipe down your guitar after every playing session. This will remove any oils, sweat, or other contaminants that can damage the finish & shorten the life span of your strings. For maple fretboards that are finished with a gloss top coat, opt to use a micro-fibre cloth & a small amount of guitar polish. As using regular lemon-oil can chemically react negatively with the wood.

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Check The Strings

Depending on how much you play, you may need to replace your guitar strings every few months. Check them regularly for signs of wear & tear, such as fraying or discoloration. Wipe your strings down after every use to pro-long their life. Signs that you may need new strings include: tuning stability, broken string, loss of tone/sustain, grime on strings, replacing an aged set, changing for playability, trying new sounds & feel.

Store It Properly

Use a soft cloth to wipe down your guitar after every playing session. This will remove any oils, sweat, or other contaminants that can damage the finish & shorten the life span of your strings. For maple fretboards that are finished with a gloss top coat, opt to use a micro-fibre cloth & a small amount of guitar polish. As using regular lemon-oil can chemically react negatively with the wood.

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The Right Products

When cleaning your guitar, be sure to use a cleaner specifically designed for guitars. Avoid using household cleaners, which can damage the finish or the wood. We recommend Jim Dunlop lemon oil, string cleaner & fretboard cleaner. Also make sure to tape off the fingerboard & pick-ups when cleaning your instrument. The last thing you need is for chemicals to react with your pre-amp or electronics. Take your time.

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