Have you ever wondered why you never found the guitar that works? Of course, the reason is that there are some problems with the guitar that you should check. Then, why did you never find a guitar that works? There are five main reasons behind all this.
The following are five frequent reasons why you never found the guitar that works, as well as suggestions on how to avoid making that so that you can use the beautiful guitar. You have plenty of things to work on and practice without having to worry about these roadblocks getting in your way.
- Incorrect guitar setup
If you buy a new guitar, you might expect it to be perfectly tuned. This is especially true if you ordered the guitar online and had it delivered. Your guitar undoubtedly needs a professional “setup” to feel and sound its best. So, what is a setup? Due to the volume of guitars they sell, producers and online dealers can’t give each other attention. It is a pretty short process for the makers (Fender, Gibson, Ibanez, etc.) to get the guitar “in the ballpark.” Then the instrument goes through shipping and climate change, which, at best, throws the guitar off-kilter.If you buy a guitar from a music store, insist on a “full setup” (with a new set of strings). Most will gladly do so.
- Using hefty strings (too thick)
When you pick up a beginner’s guitar, the strings are always heavy/thick. When questioned why they frequently have no idea and say they’re just using the lines that came with the instrument or the merchant recommended.
While learning, avoid using thick (or “heavy”) strings and instead use the thinnest lines available. Lighter strings make practicing more accessible and less unpleasant, and thicker strings can be added as hand strength and calluses improve.
I still use ultra-light strings on my acoustics and electrics after all these years. Don’t be fooled into using stronger lines because “they sound better.”
- No or infrequent string changes
Changing your guitar strings can be scary for a beginner. It’s crucial to learn how to do it and to do it regularly if you own a guitar. The strings should be changed every 6-8 months, even if you rarely play your guitar. Change them more frequently based on climate, sweating, and activity.That a guitar’s strings haven’t been replaced in months always amazes me. I also come across guitars whose strings have never been changed, even after years. Years! The strings are rusty and out of tune, but the owner keeps playing on them.Playing on ancient strings reduces enjoyment and might cause early fret and fretboard damage.
- Using the wrong string type
Another string-related blunder: utilizing the wrong string TYPE for the guitar. String sets are divided into two types: steel-string and nylon-string (called Classical).
“Steel” is a convenience phrase. Steel-string guitar strings are entirely metal. Traditional gut strings were replaced by nylon or classical strings. Also, “Nylon” is a generic name. An example of a “nylon string” or “Classical” set is seen below.
Never use steel strings on a classical guitar. Nylon strings can be put on a steel-string acoustic guitar, but not the other way around. This is due to the higher string tension caused by steel acoustic guitar strings.
Need help sifting through the guitar string marketing jargon? I wrote on picking the right guitar strings.
- Incorrect guitar grip
A common problem that you may see in beginner guitar players is that they are holding the guitar incorrectly. As if the chord wasn’t challenging enough, they’re placing themselves at a disadvantage ergonomically.
So, after you know the five most reasons behind why you never found the guitar that works, what do you think? Is it helpful for you? Leave your comment on the comment column below!