Of course, we all want our guitars to look their best, which requires regular cleaning and care. Sweetwater carries all the products you need to make that happen.
Let's start off with talking about how to maintain your guitar's finish.
Microfiber polishing cloths are soft, easy to use, and help you get rid of the residue that accumulates in the cracks. Regardless of the finish your guitar has, it's almost impossible to avoid those annoying, little swirl marks, without using a microfiber cloth. Microfiber cloths have an ideal softness that lets them work like magic, capturing dust, grime, oils, and dirt. The result? A gleaming, dust-free instrument! Flannel cloths are also a great choice, whisking oils, dust, and dirt far away from your guitar. Use them anytime you like, but a great way to get in the habit is to wipe off your guitar after every time you play it.
When we're talking about satin finishes, spray cleaners are your best friends! They’re liquid, non-abrasive, and help you remove fingerprints and smudges. Make sure the type of cleaner you choose works well with your guitar’s finish.
Guitar paste polishes work amazingly on finishes that are lightly dulled, removing dirt and fine scratches. Have you noticed deeper scratches on your guitar finish? Don't worry, buffing compounds will save you when paste polishes can't finish the job. Sweetwater carries plenty of these sandpaper-like buffers in a variety of abrasions and grades.
How about cleaning your fingerboards? Get yourself some fingerboard cleaners to take care of the board and the frets, and stock up on some paste polish while you're at it. Unfinished fingerboards do well with special fingerboard cleaners You can easily oil your fingerboard with special fingerboard oil a few times a year, and you'll always have a gorgeous board. Even better, oiling the fingerboard helps prevent the dryness that can lead to those unwanted cracks.
Taking great care of the guitar nut with special products will help you stay in tune and reduce string friction, thus avoiding broken strings. Sweet!
We can all agree that regularly cleaning, moisturizing, and polishing your frets gives them a pretty look and some glossy string bending. Our special fret polishes and polishing cloths will work their first-class magic in no time and bring your frets back to life.
Don't forget about your hardware. You probably noticed that nickel hardware tends to become dull after a while and loses its shine. To reverse that, go for special hardware metal polishes.
How can you make your guitar strings looking and playing great? We carry special string conditioners that will clean, lubricate, and add longevity to your strings. You'll be amazed by how much better they'll play afterward. These conditioners also help remove those finger squeaks that we all hate.
Turns out, hydration isn't just important for humans - guitars need it, too! A case humidifier will keep your instrument in tip-top condition by releasing the perfect amount of moisture.
Have questions about building out your pro guitar cleaning kit? Give our Sweetwater Sales Engineers a call! We know all about guitar TLC and will hook you up with the best cleaning products for your guitar.
Sweetwater's Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. They are available to offer you personalized product advice any time you need it.