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Old 09-10-2023, 11:08 AM
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Mine get no pampering, but they also get no abuse.
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Old 09-10-2023, 03:04 PM
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I take care of my guitars but I donít pamper them. I take them to workshops, open mics, and let other folks play them. I donít worry too much about dings that happen through regular use. I do wash my hands before and after playing but thatís more about pampering me. :-)
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This is pretty close to describing the way I am with my guitars... I take care of them; I mean, they're expensive and reasonably lightly-built, so I do what I can to have them stay in great playing shape... but pamper them? Naw...

My guitars are much loved tools of my trade, and they travel with me when needed and are used on stage or anywhere else I happen to be. I don't try to put marks and scratches or dings on my guitars, but, sometimes stuff happens.

I do attempt to not be a complete idiot with my guitars...
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Old 09-10-2023, 03:42 PM
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Yikes! I feel almost weird about how I care for my guitars.

All guitars in cases, and yes I could leave them out, but would be concerned about humidity. No humidity controlled room in house, but searching for dehumidifier to keep them happier (my Taylor 12 came with a soft case and while itís nice, I havenít been able to get humidity below 66-70 even with humid paks)

Wipe down after each play including strings and tuners.
Wear long sleeve shirts, no buttons, so donít mess with finish.

I am guilty of not playing all my guitars, but blame that on my J-45 I got 10 months ago. My Taylorís and Martin are not liking it!

I got a Frigidaire for a couple hundred bucks and Iím happy with it. One of the ones you donít need a drain hose for. They even make a model that doubles as a small AC unit.
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Old 09-10-2023, 06:22 PM
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What is "pampering?" I use mine; try not to damage them; and then put them back in their cases -- and they all look like they're new. If that's pampering, I pamper my guitars.

I don't drink or use drugs. I'm guessing that those that do so heavily might damage their guitars more. Also, those that use their guitars in public probably are more prone to damage.
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Old 09-10-2023, 06:42 PM
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I like the guitars I own, so I take care of them.
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Old 09-10-2023, 08:12 PM
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I use my them and I don't abuse them. No Pete Townshend windmills
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Old 09-10-2023, 08:20 PM
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Mr. Miller, you've posted a heap of sanity here. I roll my own, and while I respect them and the effort I spent to make them. I also use them. They get played by others, some have been lent to folks whose respect I appreciate, and I'm having a joyous time enjoying the fruits of my exertions. They get bumped and maybe scratched (never looked) and appreciated. Happy days most folks never get.
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Old 09-10-2023, 08:25 PM
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I use mine, and don't abuse them. Since I have learned that "nothing is forever" hits to the resale value factor in too. Keeping them in good shape makes sense. I have some 25+ year old guitars with few or no dings, and the used ones that came with some dings generally have no new ones while under my care.
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Old 09-10-2023, 08:44 PM
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My guitars pamper me.
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Old 09-11-2023, 07:05 AM
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I have good intentions, but I'm not a good guitar daddy.
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Old 09-11-2023, 07:30 AM
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Most of my guitars and ukes stay in their cases, just so that they do not get too dusty from relatively infrequent use.
My "main" guitar, a Yamaha Transacoustic, is left uncovered on a stand so I can easily grab it to play when the mood strikes.
Tonight, that guitar will come with me to a folk singaround session in a local pub. It is the most expensive guitar I have ever bought, and I bought it brand new, but it now has a few marks on it from contact with furniture at local singarounds. I try not to damage it, but ho hum, stuff happens occasionally.......

And please don't get me started about relic'd guitars....🤓
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I never pampered my guitars until I started on the internet and was guilted into it. But I quit that non sense, I take care of them but I don't pamper them. Take them outside, take them to the garage, take them when I travel. Leave them sitting out on stands.
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Old 09-11-2023, 08:28 AM
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Yes, I do pamper my guitars.
From november to april my hygrometer shows
less than 40 %.
I then have my guitars in cases together with a wet sponge
in a perforated plastic bag. Never had any cracks.
Winter is very dry in Sweden, sometimes less
than 20 % humidity indoors,
so you better watch out...
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Old 09-11-2023, 08:38 AM
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PS -

I sold my D-28 because it made me feel like a babysitter.
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My four guitars are all tools as I make my living with them, about 200 shows a year. They get banged up, plus I play hard percussively so they take a beating. In addition they are subject to the tropical environment I live and play up and down the Florida coast. So common sense care is what do, but not pampering.
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