Amy Mantis


Guitar Maintenance

Guitars don't take care of themselves.

The past two days I have spent considerable time with my guitars.  Restringing, cleaning, humidifying, setting up (well, that's tomorrow's job since I don't have feeler gauges and can't measure what I need to), buying parts (whammy bar!), and so on and so forth.

The thing about guitar maintenance is that I forgot that I kind of like it.  I like to keep my things in working order.  I'm not concerned with aesthetics as much as I am with function.  Hence why the dents in my car don't bother me and why Big Red, my beloved Strat, is on his way to being wood instead of Hot Rod Red.

I'm not sure where I'm going with this, but consider it a PSA for taking care of your guitars.  They'll thank you for it.