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A Beginner’s Guide To Buying And Caring For A Nash Guitar

by / Thursday, 03 September 2015 / Published in Guitar
Buying And Caring For Nash Guitar

It’s no secret that Nash guitars are a favored brand both in the United States and beyond. I’ve got a couple of cherished Nash guitars here in my studio; neither love nor money would tempt me to give them up!

Of course, if you’re new to guitar playing or just the Nash brand, you will need some help. Why? Because you’ll need to learn how to buy the right Nash guitar for your needs. And you will also have to find out how best to care for it too.

The good news is that I will share my top tips with you on how to buy and care for a new Nash guitar. Here is what you need to know:

Choosing the right Nash guitar

You can’t play anything without a guitar, so you first need to buy a guitar. But, with so many models on the market, how do you know which of the Nash guitars is right for you?

The S models are the popular choice for electric guitar enthusiasts. If you’re after a bass model, I recommend looking at the P series. It’s worth playing with a few at your local guitar store to determine which one feels right for you.

Why Nash?

One thing you should know about Nash guitars is they are handcrafted. And they don’t use any plastics, polyesters, catalyzed lacquer.

They are also the largest independent builder of electric and bass guitars. When you get a Nash, you’re paying for quality and reliability. Sure, you could buy more mainstream guitars from the likes of Fender. But, Nash will always have a place with true guitar enthusiasts around the world.

Storing your Nash when you’re not using it

Let’s face it; you won’t be playing your trusty new Nash guitar 24/7. That’s just impossible! When you’re not playing, you’ll need to store your guitar somewhere. So, how should you store it?

Well, you’ve got a few options. The first is to keep it in a guitar case. You can get ones made of canvas or polyester, and you can buy hard cases. I recommend the latter as it means you don’t have to panic if you drop it!

The next option is to buy a stand for it. While it won’t protect your guitar from the elements, it means you don’t have to stand it on your couch. Guitar stands are useful if you’ve got a dedicated “music room” in your home. But, if you are keeping your Nash in a communal living area, a hard case is a better idea.

Cleaning your Nash

The final section in today’s guide is on maintaining and cleaning your Nash guitar. It doesn’t matter if you use yours a little or a lot. What does matter is that you take good care of it!

Nash guitars are all made of wood, as are most other guitars in the world. As such, they can get affected by extreme temperatures and light. You know how to store them away to reduce such risks. But what about general cleaning and maintenance?

It’s possible to buy guitar cleaning and conditioning kits. Before you use them, make sure you remove the strings from your guitar first. That way, it’s easier to clean the fretboard and body.

I hope you’ve found today’s guide useful. Thanks for reading it!

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