Guitar Chords and Guitar Lessons

Taking Care of Your Guitar

Part 3

In addition, if you live in a cold area, you might have to be more careful of your guitar going through something called "finish checking." This occurs when your guitar is opened in a warm area after being in its case in a cold area for a long period of time. Finish checking can lead to cracking. To avoid this, always make sure that you open your guitar slowly in a warm room, and if you see the surface of your guitar start to fog up, quickly close the case and let it sit for a while before opening it again.

When playing guitar chords, it is very important you take proper care of your guitar. Otherwise, the guitar chords will not play correctly or sound the way you would like.