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.
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)