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New Strings Killed My Guitar's Setup! + Checklist

Even if you’ve only been playing guitar for a short while, you know that good action and a proper setup is everything. In fact a good setup is nearly as important as the guitar brand when it comes to playability. So imagine the horror of changing strings one day and finding out your setup, action, & playability is now totally different! This has happened to many a guitarist, especially with the variety of strings now available. Did you know certain new guitar strings, even strings of the same size and gauge, can totally alter and wreck a good expensive setup?...

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Lower Acoustic Guitar Action - the Right Way

Acoustic Guitar Action, Lower It the Right WayLowering your action the right way on your acoustic guitar is a combination of planning and doing. Today we will cover all the right steps before and after the actual action adjustment, so you can do it right the first time with no surprises. There are many online articles and how-to videos on adjusting guitar action, but here we will go into proven detail and emphasize proper order of steps. This isn’t super difficult, but surprisingly many online sources are either leaving out steps or doing them out of order, which can have...

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Guitar Humidity-Manage Moisture With a Few Tips

Guitar Humidification and Humidifiers – Managing Moisture Guitars need the right humidity but maybe you aren’t sure on the details. In this article we’ll clear away the fog with everything you need to know about proper humidity your guitar. Watch our video or read on for more info!   Humidity is nothing more than the amount of water contained in air. Humidity varies wildly throughout the day, with higher humidity at night because air heats up and dries out some during warmer times of day, and as it cools the amount of water in the air increases. This variance is called relative humidity. But...

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3 Best Travel and Backpacking Guitars [Review]

Your next trip is right around the corner and this time you’d really like to take your guitar. But you can’t see taking that full size dreadnought acoustic, and luggage space is a concern. A smaller travel guitar would sure fit the bill right now! What traveling guitarist hasn’t been lured into thinking about a portable guitar? Avoiding size hassles at the airport and crammed overhead bins, or keeping your vehicle trunk clear of a huge acoustic guitar case with room for your family’s baggage sounds pretty good. Enter the travel size guitar! In this article we’ll review top criteria for choosing a...

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Guitar Chain Store Repairs - A Disaster in the Making

So you took your guitar in for a restring and action setup, and got it back with problems, and damage! Thought you’d be in good hands with the big boys, did you? The chain store is bigger, better, and more likely to handle a customer service issue than the pricey local boutique guitar shop, right? Maybe not. Sadly, any place you go for guitar repair can make a mistake, create damage, or just not know what they’re doing. The point here is don't assume all shops are experienced and careful based on their trade name. That’s why this article will focus on what to do...

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