Extending guitar string life

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    In the last live session tbere was a question about when to change the guitar strings. I wanted to give some suggestions of how to get more life out of the strings before you have to change them. Firstly, I recommend buying Elixir nanoweb acoustic guitar strings which are coated and give a longer life. Secondly, as Tomas mentioned, the oil and acid in the skin of the of the fingers is what causes most of the corrosion. I found that if I use a silver cleaning cloth like that which is used to clean jewelry, and clean the strings and fret board after every use of the guitar or at least once a day, there is hardly any corrosion at all. Of course the strings will wear out eventually, but the time is extended by many months.



    Thanks for adding your experience to the knowledge pool Shulamit. I second the Elixir strings. They are good strings.

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