When it comes to guitar gear, guitar accessories are by far the deepest and most varied subject out there. Though sometimes overlooked for their importance in your tone and performance, can you imagine going to a gig without a guitar case, picks, cables, or a tuner? The fact is, if you play guitar, you need guitar accessories. Knowing which ones are right for you is a process that Sweetwater is excited to help you with. So whether you're a beginner needing all the essentials or a touring pro wanting to upgrade parts on your favorite guitar, you've come to the right place.
Regardless of the style you prefer or the kind of guitar you play, you need accessories. Even a classical player who doesn't require any other gear than their guitar has to have a good-quality guitar case for transporting their instrument and a footstool. If you're an electric player the list grows quickly. When it's time to plug in, you want to make sure you have the right cables, a good stash of your favorite guitar picks, and a stand to keep your guitar safe whenever you're not around. All players need a good-quality tuner. And that's just scratching the surface.
So now you have the necessities. What about making sure you keep your guitar clean and in tip-top playing condition? Cleaning polish, setup tools, and fretboard oils are just some of the products you should consider when maintaining your instrument. And every acoustic player should make sure you have a way of maintaining your guitar's constant humidification needs. Sweetwater has plenty of guitar accessories by reputable brands, such as D'Adarrio, Big Bends, and Graph Tech to ensure your instrument plays like new, or better, for years to come.
Some genres and playing styles demand their own set of tools. Blues and country players will find a great assortment of metal, glass, and ceramic slides. An easy-to-use capo should be in every guitarist's case for on-the-fly key changes. And some cable manufacturers, such as Monster even craft cables for specific sounds and instruments.
One of the most fun types of guitar accessories are instrument upgrades. No player goes too far into their musical journey without being inspired to add a new twist to their rig or guitar. The most popular choice for guitarists is upgrading their instrument's pickups. Sweetwater has a huge selection of electric and acoustic pickups that are highly customized for different tones, techniques, and instruments. Do you run into tuning problems with your guitar? Try replacing your stock tuning machines with a high-quality set from Grover, Planet Waves, or Sperzel. And every guitar deserves the protection afforded by a set of strap locks.
Other than the guitar itself, accessories are the most necessary part of your rig. Not only is performing without them next to impossible, but many of them play a larger role in your tone than almost anything else in your signal chain. With so many options out there, we'd love to answer any questions you may have. Give one of our expert Sales Engineers a call. They'll take the time to get to know you, the music you make, and the gear you need. With a little digging, we're confident you'll find all the pieces you need to build your perfect guitar playing experience.
Questions about Guitar Accessories?
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.