Everybody deciding to take up the guitar needs to realize that buying gear doesn’t really end on just the guitar, effects and an amplifier. There’s a wide variety of accessories, which can help with our learning and musical skills.
A simple guitar pick is perhaps nothing but a piece of plastic. But is it really? There are different materials out of which a guitar pick can be made, like even wood, metal or glass. The right choice of a guitar pick is pretty essential, seeing as it influences the sound and the style we play in.
Guitar straps serve to hang the weight of a guitar on our shoulder while we can stand and play. More often met with electric guitars, but it’s not a given and it’s also used for classical and acoustic guitars as well. With the selection of the right strap it’s important to choose its width to the weight of the instrument, so it can be comfortable even after hours of playing.
It’s also worth to take care of the safety of our instrument while we travel with it. There are hard cases and softer bags. If we’re about to take our guitar for a tour, it’s probably better to get a case, it will provide a shelter for the instrument in every condition on the road. But it comes with its cons as well – it’s quite a bit heavy! That’s where guitar bags step in, perfect for taking our guitar for a campfire or a trip to rehearsal space. It’s unquestionable though that every instrument deserves to be carried around in a proper way.
Cleaning and care products are yet again another category. There are cleaning liquids for guitar strings, which let our strings last longer. Conditioners for fingerboards, which leave the neck of a guitar in a better condition. Polishing liquids, which make the paint look shiny and pristine.
A metronome on the other hand, is a thing that gives us an adequate tempo for a song. It’s a must for a proper training. There are electronic and mechanical metronomes, everybody should own one to practice along.
A guitar stand comes in handy at home, at a rehearsal space or on the stage in general. It’s a vital element of our set. In our store you’ll also find equipment to hang your instrument to the wall, making it a nice piece of decoration on top of all things.
There’s also a great invention, letting you forget about all the tangled cables around the room, meaning – a wireless system. If you’re looking for perfect freedom while playing, it’s a good shot. It’s usually based upon a small and battery-powered transmitter, connected with a short cable straight to the guitar, and a receiver, which is capable of getting signal from a few different sources at once. Some of the best producers of such equipment are Shure or Sennheiser.