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How To Repair a Guitar

Published at 03/15/2012 21:19:36


A guitar is one of the most versatile musical instruments in the world. People use guitars for a vast array of different tasks, from blues to hard rock, a guitar is the right way to go if you are looking to learn an instrument that is able to keep up with the times. A guitar is one of the most flexible, as well as popular, instruments of all time. While many people learn to play the guitar, learning how to play a guitar can be quite difficult for some people.

Step 1

For those people who do decide to learn how to play a guitar, there is quite a bit of things that are required in order to keep the guitar in good wording condition. Much of these tasks are both easy to do an, when you think about it, logical as well.

Step 2

Things like cleaning, and tuning help keep a guitar looking good and sounding good. However, sometimes, not matter what you do to keep your guitar in mint condition, something will happen that you cannot prevent. While you might think that these problems require a professional, many of them do not.

Step 3

Sometimes, there are things that might seem like they require a professional in order to fix, when they do not. This can include cracks and more noticeable broken strings.

Step 4

When checking for cracks if you look hard enough to see whether it is a crack in the wood or varnish, if it is the wood then the tone of the instrument would be in question if not, there is more than likely no issue with the tone. Broken Strings will be addressed later in the article.

Step 5

When you have identified a problem that does require a professional to fix, you need to make sure that the person that you are using knows what they are doing and has some experience built up (client to vouch for their work). Some people only use professionals and, if they are frequent visitors, can add quite a bit of money to the repair man’s wallet. When you are looking for a repair man to fix a guitar, you need to keep a couple of things in mind, how well they have worked in the past and how many people would use them again, these are the main things that you should look for in a repair man.


There are many simple guitar repairs that anyone can perform on a guitar. Many of these do not take long and few are very difficult. Of these there are a few that are more common than others.
When you think that there is a crack in your instrument you might want to check again, there might still be hope left for a guitar that looks like it is cracked. When inspecting a crack you need to see if the crack is complete or if the crack is just on the surface. If the crack looks like it remain in a constant sort of line that doesn’t bend but remains equal and the wood looks like it did before but with a scratch, this doesn’t need any attention and will not affect the playability of a guitar.

Sources and Citations

Broken strings are a huge problem for guitarists of all ages and skills. There are many people who frequently break strings and many more who go to a repair shop to fix a broken string. However, this is very easily just money sitting in your pocket. In order to replace your string you will need to check the gauge of the strings as well as the length. If it is your first broken string I would suggest taking it to a shop and then watch them, if you can, this way you can get a couple of pointers as well as the best way to go about it. After you have all of this, take the broken string off of the guitar. After it is removed get the new string and start with the bridge pin. Attach the new string at the bridge and then move it to the tuning peg that it corresponds to and wind it up. All that is left after this is tuning. Enjoy your new string.
Hopefully, this has opened your eyes to how much you can do on your own, as well as how much money you can save by spending a little time on a small problem. Not only does it save money, but it also makes you very popular among other guitarist and is not a bad life skill. If all else fails, you can always fall back onto being a guitar repairman as well, although you will have to become more accustomed to more extreme incidences. (this will make you even more popular with your fellow guitars man)


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