Guitar Care, Maintenance, & DIY Articles

Tired of having to take your guitar to the shop for every little thing, then being without it for days or weeks while they work on it? Learn what easy DIY-procedures you can do yourself, as well as what you can’t (or probably shouldn’t). Some things are best left to a pro repair tech or luthier, and I’ll let you know what those are along the way.

Things you should never expect from a guitar

Things You Should Never Expect From a Guitar

Buying Guitars Online: Setting Realistic Expectations

Buying Guitars Online – Setting Realistic Expectations

9 Guitar Care Myths… Explained

Guitar Cases: The Ultimate Guide

Guitar Cases: The Ultimate Guide

Why That ONE Guitar String Just Won't Intonate

Why That ONE Guitar String Just Won’t Intonate

Flying With a Guitar as Checked Baggage

Flying With a Guitar as Checked Baggage

Do your own guitar setups with the right tools

Do Your Own Guitar Setups With The Right Tools

Reader Question: My guitar has sharp frets. Should I file them?

My Guitar Has Sharp Frets. Should I File Them?

9 More Common Mistakes Made by New Guitar Owners

9 More Common Mistakes Made by New Guitar Owners

Guitar Setups: What They Are and Why You (Might) Need One

Guitar Setups: What They Are and Why You (Might) Need One

Reader Question: Should I loosen guitar strings before shipping?

Should I Loosen Guitar Strings Before Shipping?

8 Mistakes Guitar Players Make That Cause String Buzz

Guitar Care Warning: You May be Loving Your Guitar to Death

Warning: You May be Loving Your Guitar to Death

Last Updated: July 15, 2018 Hey, we love our guitars, right? We want to take care of them so they continue to give us a lifetime of joy and self-expression. However, when it comes to guitar care and our efforts to pamper our axes, it’s possible to overdo it–using too much stuff too often, or […]

Reader Question: Should I Loosen my Guitar Strings?

Should I loosen my guitar strings when I’m not playing it?

Mihail Asks: I play my guitar almost every day. Do I need to keep the strings loose or is it alright to keep the guitar tuned up? The Short Answer: Keep your guitar tuned up to pitch, especially if you play it regularly. There’s really no reason to detune a guitar that you play regularly […]

Your Guitar is Not a Salad

Oiling a Guitar’s Fretboard – It’s Not a Salad

Should I Drill my Classical Guitar for a Guitar Strap?

This post contains affiliate links, meaning, if you click through and make a purchase, I may earn a commission. This is at no additional cost to you. Learn more. Kathleen Asks: “Do people drill into Classical guitars? I have a Classical guitar and would like to have strap buttons installed for a guitar strap.” Hi […]

11 Common Mistakes Made by New Guitar Owners

11 Common Mistakes Made by New Guitar Owners

How to clean guitar strings

How to Clean Guitar Strings [Step by Step]

How Humidity Affects Guitars

How Humidity Affects Guitars