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Easy and Smart Tips on Cleaning an Electric Guitar

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 by in Cleaning Advice | 0 comments

clean electric-guitarAlmost every boy’s dream is to become a world known musician and every girl wants to be with one. So if you have decided to follow that dream, you definitely must have an instrument to play on, in most of the cases – an electric guitar. In order to maintain this valuable instrument and preserve it for a long time, you must know how to clean it properly in an easy and smart way.

Looks can be deceiving sometimes and although you can’t see any dirt on your guitar, it doesn’t mean that it’s not there. If you notice some change in the sound, that can also mean it is dirty and it needs cleaning.

First thing you must do is to test the strings. They need to be changed once in a while to maintain their good tone. Professional cleaners advise to check the fretboard too. When you play your guitar, the oil and sweat ends up there and you need to clean it regularly, using special mineral oil, cleaning solution and a polishing product, all designed specifically for a music instrument.

Second thing to do is to take a look at the pickups. If you notice some rust there, use a small screw-driver to remove them, but be very careful. You can use a normal rust dissolving product, put back all in place and polish it gentle.

The next step is to clean the body of your guitar. Take a soft cloth to wipe with. Breath first and then gently rub the surface. According to cleaners South Hampstead, if there is a build-up of grease, you must take an oil-cutting solvent to clean with. At the end you can use professional guitar polish, to make your favourite in instrument looking like you bought it just yesterday.

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