The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #115472 Message #2472792
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
22-Oct-08 - 11:13 AM
Thread Name: Passin' Down My Martin D-18....
Subject: RE: Passin' Down My Martin D-18....
I don't think you should send it off, Bobert, I think you should take it to her. That way you can make sure she knows the basic rules of guitar care.
Keep it in the same conditions where a person is comfortable. Never in a hot car, in the winter cold, in the garage...
How to change the strings. What strings to buy.
How to tune it. Relative vs. absolute tuning.
Never stand it upright and unsupported. It can tip over.
Advice on airline travel.
This stuff should be taught in schools, but sadly, it is not.