Tip Of The Week #7: Clean Hands Guitar - Keep Your Strings And Guitar In Better Condition Easily

There are tons of things that you can do to preserve the life of your guitar and its strings, but one of the EASIEST things you can do is wash your hands. Have clean hands when you put them on your guitar and a few good things will happen.

1. You might win a million dollars!

It's conceivable. It has absolutely nothing to do with washing your hands either....unless you're talking about going into a gas station bathroom and finding an unscratched lottery ticket on the floor with no one around to claim it and it just so happens to be the winner of $1,000,000. That's the best case scenario.

2. You can prevent greasy strings.

You don't want greasy strings because they tend to wear easier and let your pitches go out of tune more often. Keep your hands clean before you touch the guitar.

3. Prevent your frets from getting so dirty.

It won't be too gross to touch your guitar frets when they have less barbecue sauce and chicken grease on them. It might actually be fun to play guitar again with clean hands!

4. More people will want to shake your hands!

If you ever wondered why your friends that you bump into at Quaker Steak and Lube won't give you a friendly handshake when they see you... it might have something to do with the ranch sauce between your fingers.

5. Your strings will stay in tune longer.

This one is a biggy, because if you're a normal guitar player, you know that strings going out of tune should just bug the heckfire out of you. Clean your hands before you play and you won't have as many hand juices messing with your strings' pitches.


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