Where Should You Leave Your Guitar When Not Playing?


Some guitarists tell me to leave my guitar in it's case when I'm not playing it. There are others who say to keep it out on a stand and only put it in the case when I take my guitar somewhere. Personally, I like it out (I play it often). Does it matter? Will keeping my guitar out affect it in a negative way?


The best place to keep your guitar is in it's case.
If you want to leave it on a stand, do the following...
1.) Keep the sun away from it, even as the sun passes by a window.
2.) Keep the temperature and humidity of the room around 65-80 deg. F. and 40%-50%.
3.) Make sure it's in a place where someone won't accidentally bump it over.
4.) Keep the kids, pets, treadmill repairmen (see below), etc. away from it.
5.) Dust it periodically.

It's much easier & safer just to keep it in it's case believe me!

One interesting view I read on the subject was, "If the guitar isn't easily reachable, I won't play it." That statement convicted me a little because I wasn't playing as much as I should at the time. What I did was, I had a plywood guitar that I didn't care much about and used it mostly for learning songs on & stuff anyway so I left it out. Yea, I played a little more I guess but one day the treadmill repairman came in and almost knocked it over. Luckily I was there to rescue it.

Bob, Gman ( o )==#


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