Will this instrument last forever? Will it be worth the $2,000 you've paid for it? How do I take care of it. All the answers are here. It's not always true to get what you pay for, some more affordable instruments will sometimes last longer than some expensive/luxery guitars. The handmade group usually stays in shape the shortest time, especially acoustics. Handmade acoustics ten to fall apart or lose their sound in a short period of abusing and playing. Here are 5 rules to keep your guitar in good condition:
01. Before you buy your guitar, play it first and make sure you like the sound and be sure to ask an assistant how long this particular instrument has been in the store.
02. When guitar is not in use, always keep it on a guitar stand.
03. Apply Finish protection or guitar polish atleast every month to keep finish in best condition.
04. Replace the strings when the rust to prevent to stings from scratching the fingerboard. Also, it will keep your fingers from being cut and bleeding everywere.
05. If you frequently play powerchords, or have really terrible picking skills like me, install a pickguard to prevent the gloss from being scratched.
About me - Out of my 3/4 years I've been playing i've always cared for my guitars as bestest friends. I'm only 12 but I play at concerts and solos. I like playing fast and speedy harmonics like the one in Papa Roach - Last Resort. While that keeps me ocupied I am still working on Stairway To Heaven (while it still seems a bit difficult). I usually practice 2-4 hours a day and hope top play in a band some day and play a PRS as one of my lifetime dreams. Right now I own an Ibanez RG320DX, a Yamaha Pacifica112c, a J. Reynold's Handmade Jr. Acoustic, an Ibanez 10-watt guitar combo, and a B-52 Stealth series All Tube Pro Amp. I'm always eager to meet new gutarists, so I joined Ultimate Guitar. They have a great site.
Have Fun and Take Care,