#1
Hi, I'm new here on the UG forums. I own a beginners acoustic Washburn Oscar Schmidt, no high-end guitar here, but I haven't changed the strings on it for more than a year. I was thinking about getting light or extra light strings for the guitar soon but the thing is, I don't know how it'll affect the guitar (ex: string buzz, tension). I personally even don't know which string gauge it has now, but I really want to swap out the strings for something lighter, for a cooler sound.

And one more thing, I want to clean my guitar but don't feel like spending $$ for guitar-specific cleaners. What can I use to clean and make it look nice. Can I use Formby's lemon oil treatment on the fretboard or mineral oil? Got any cheap suggestions?

Thanks for all the responses
#2
id get light strings since most guitar come with those
and i use lemon wood polish for my fretboard but thats just to rehydrate the wood i clean it a tissue to get the gunk of
#3
just get a set of 10's and some dunlop string cleaner, its cheap and works well
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