Are you a seasoned collector of guitars and other musical instruments? Are you wondering how to keep your instruments in top condition?
A fair number of your guitars you’ll likely want to hang on the walls of your home – what’s the point of having a collection if you aren’t going to show it off, after all! For those guitars or other instruments that you are going to put away, there are a few things you should be aware of. The most important part of storing a musical instrument is making sure that the temperature of the storage unit. The temperature should be mild, not too humid, and climate controlled if possible. Make sure whichever room you store your instruments in stays between 50 and 80 degrees.
Extra Space, a storage website, has some tips and suggestions for properly storing your instrument:
• Properly prepare instruments for storage, cleaning and conditioning them with paste wax for wood, resin, etc. Never use an oil-based polish or alcohol on wood instruments. Disassemble parts, remove reeds, mouthpieces, mutes and straps, and relax strings
• Whenever possible, store instruments in cases designed for them. Cases should be in good condition – clean, with no fraying or powdering. If a case is not in great condition, line it with buffered acid-free paper (available for purchase at music stores). Inside the case, drape a clean cloth over strings. For additional protection against humidity, after placing the instrument in the case, place the case in a polyethylene bag.
• After storing musical instruments for a lengthy period, be sure to clean and tune them before playing
We suggest that if you have a particularly valuable guitar, it is prudent to store your guitar in a safe. At SafeandVaultStore.com we have custom safes that we would recommend to anyone with a priceless object, or you can purchase a safe with a large enough interior to fit the dimensions of your guitar. We hope this has helped you understand how important is to take care of your valuables – even ones that come in different shapes and sizes!
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