These articles are excerpted from Acoustic Guitar magazine’s instructional book, Acoustic Guitar Care & Maintenance. Keep your instrument in excellent playing shape by following advice from the experts.

How to Adjust Your Truss Rod

If your guitar has a single-action truss rod, then you’ll only have control over the amount of backward bow, with any forward movement either being built into the design of the neck or occurring from the pull of the strings. Many contemporary guitars use a double-action truss rod, which allows…

Demonstration for cleaning acoustic guitar

How to Clean Your Guitar

Learn the differences between commercial polishes and cleaners and get the low-down on how to clean your instrument without scratching the finish.

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