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How To Clean Your Guitar

By October 24, 2015All

How To Clean Your Guitar

Time to Clean that Dirty Guitar!

You have been playing like a madman for weeks on end and your guitar is soiled from your grimy fingers and sweat.  It’s time to clean that axe and get it looking shiny and new again.

Keep that guitar looking tip-top.

It’s a good idea to clean your  Agile Guitar on a regular basis.  You want to remove all the dirt and finger jam from the fretboard and keep the finish looking nice and clean.

Dealing with he Dirt

The dirt has got to go.  Even if you don’t play much the guitar just like furniture has a way of attracting dust from the air nevermind the dirt from your fingers.  Dust is easy enough to get rid off.  Just use a cloth to wipe it away.  The dirt however is another story especially when it mixes with the sweat and oils from your fingers.  It can get all gnarly and become hard to remove with just a cloth.

You can use a cloth, chamois or microfiber cloth to clean.  Start by cleaning the strings.  The strings actually can get coated with the oils from your fingers and get pretty funky.  If you are really anal you may want to wipe down the strings after every time you play.

Next you can loosen the strings so you can really wipe down the fingerboard and remove any gunk that has collected on the frets.  This might be a good time to get some mineral spirits or fingerboard oil.  Put some on your cloth and then wipe down the fingerboard to keep the wood hydrated.

Happy Hardware

Most guitars have gold or chrome looking hardware.  While you are at it cleaning the fretboard and neck go ahead and wipe down the hardware to get the fingerprints off and make it look nice and shiny.

The Mirror Finish

One of the best things about Agile Guitars is they are pretty to look at.  The finish on the guitar is usually so glossy that you can see your reflection in it.  First take the time to wipe all the dust off and then you might need a damp cloth to wipe off the fingermarks.  Make sure you don’t leave any residual moisture on the guitar finish from the damp cloth.  To prevent this use a dry cloth and wipe down the guitar again to make sure there is no residual moisture.

Voila! The guitar is clean!  Now just make this a weekly ritual and you will always have a clean guitar.

If you are looking for a quality guitar this is affordable then check out the info about Agile Guitars at electricguitarcity.com.