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Playing music is a way of life, so much so that people forget that maintaining their instrument means spending time with it without playing. If you play the guitar, you probably play until a string breaks, but do not forget that care and maintenance can help reduce the number of string breaks over time.
Use A Familiar Repair Shop
Even when taking care of your guitar properly it breaks. There are plenty of Boston guitar repair shops that can handle your guitar. If you think you could be a recurring customer, make sure you are familiar with the people handling your instrument.
Clean and Polish
Aside from taking care of the parts that make the music, make sure you clean and polish your guitar regularly to keep it looking nice. If you have an acoustic guitar you want to take care of the wood so it does not get too beat up and if you have an electric guitar you will want to try to keep it from denting.
Clean the Fret Board
Especially if you play a lot, the fret board can get grimy and dirty. Wipe down the fret board with a dry cloth after you play. Whenever you change the strings on your guitar, it is also a good idea to take a toothbrush or soft cloth and some soap and water to really clean the frets. This will also help your strings last longer.
Protect Your Guitar From Weather
Make sure you always transport your guitar in a case. Do not leave it in the cold or in the heat for too long if you can help it. If you plan to take it on a plane, loosen the strings so that they do not snap during pressure changes. Your guitar will last longer when it is protected from scratches and extreme weather.