How To Properly Maintain a Guitar? What to do? What to avoid?

Note: This article discusses the care of an acoustic or electroacoustic guitar. For electric guitars, some principles may not be strictly followed.

Guitar, and especially that made mostly of wood, is a tool very sensitive to proper handling, care and care.

FACTORS AFFECTING THE LIFE OF THE INSTRUMENT

Air temperature and sudden changes

The temperature should be in the range of 15 ° - 25 ° C. However, it is important that there is not too much fluctuation between the temperature changes, so that we do not go with the guitar that was in the heated room in a frosty environment. Unless we can do otherwise, the tool should be protected by a good case.

Humidity of the air and its sudden changes

Optimum air humidity should be in the range of 47-52%. This principle is often underestimated, and usually there is a drying out of the body of the guitar, and hence a deterioration in the resonance or cracking of the front or rear instrument plate.

Dust

Also, a greater amount of dust in the room has a bad effect on the wood quality of the tool, but also on the strings, the fingerboard and the debugger.

WHAT DO YOU SPECIFY TO CREATE WITH THE GUITAR?

  • overflowed rooms
  • dry air
  • placing the guitar near the heat sources
  • any contact with water and abnormal humidity
  • contact with direct sunlight
  • contact with any chemical (other than special guitar preparations)