#1
Finally got my taylor 210e in! Just have a couple of questions on cleaning and maintenance. any suggestions for cleaning supplies? how do the affect the wood of a guitar if at all? do i use the same cleaning supplies on satin and gloss? what about the fingerboard? also when cleaning the fingerboard is it safe to remove all 6 strings or just clean as i go along?
#2
For cleaning, you can buy guitar cleaners that should do it easy enough. Planet Waves does quite a nice one. I've even used Mr. Sheen on mine before, no damage whatsoever. I've also gone down the route of "just a slightly damp cloth" and again, it's been fine.

For the fretboard, if it's Rosewood or Ebony, the general consensus is Lemon Oil. Put a few drops on the fretboard, leave it a while, then wipe off.

Don't worry, it won't affect the sound.

Yeah, it's perfectly safe to remove all six strings at a time, just don't leave it for days like that. Guitars aren't quite as delicate as some people think!
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Yeah, it's perfectly safe to remove all six strings at a time, just don't leave it for days like that. Guitars aren't quite as delicate as some people think!


You could leave it without strings for months and it would be fine.

I would generally suggest a VERY slightly damp cloth for wipe downs. Anything above and beyond that isn't strictly necessary to keeping your guitar in tip top condition.
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