* No one likes sweaty hands, neither does your guitar,
keep a soft rag in your case, wipe off the strings and
body after every use to prolong the life of
the strings and keep your guitar polished and
conditioned to prevent cracks and warping
*Do not leave your guitar in a hot
car...(guitars are made of wood, extreme temperatures
wreck havoc on them, plus they
could get stolen! In the winter, keep them away from
Never leave your guitar in a car
*Do not let a gutiar get wet. Keep
them in air conditioning as much as possible and away
from high humidity and sun light.
*Do not leave them unattended, It is
always best to keep them close by at all times. This
way you never have to sit your guitar to the side or
on the ground. When loading or unloading equipment,
keep them in a safe place until you are able to watch
them yourself. If you
leave them on or by a stage while unloading equipment
they can get knocked over or stolen.
*Do not leave your guitar at
someone's house..... Friends may come and go, but your
guitar will always stay as long as you want it to!
*Do not leave guitars on a stand in
your room unattended. The proper place for a guitar is
in its case or on a wall hanger. Pets, friends or
family members can knock them over when your gone.
*When traveling or camping, it is
not a bad idea to have a "camper" guitar to keep your fingers
It could be your first or your worse, but if anything
happens it's no great loss.
*Never have instruments in plain
sight even in a locked vehicle. Be
watchful of anyone standing around looking while
loading and unloading equipment at your home, club or
friends house. Have your instruments' serial #'s and
even pictures on file somewhere safe. Law
enforcement will do nothing with out serial #'s.
If you have a vintage amp, it is not a bad idea to
take off the back and take photo's of the inside.
you are a trained guitar/amp repair technician you
should not even
attempt to make repairs on your own. Get
recommendations and always take it to a trained
professional who has proper training in fixing and
repairing guitars/amps. If you attempt to fix or
repair your guitar/amp on your own, you may actually
cause more damage or you could make your warranty null
vintage amps/equipment on EBay? Don't. Most likely the
tubes/resistor's are NOT going to be original, along
with other various parts, which affect the price
dramatically, especially if you're a purist or a
collector. Plus you might want to know how something
sounds before you purchase it.
NO leaps of faith here! Caveat Emptor!
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