Essential Guitar Tools and Accessories - dummies

Essential Guitar Tools and Accessories

By Mark Phillips and Jon Chappell

Part of Guitar For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Following is a list of 12 essential tools and accessories that will help you keep your fingers and your guitar in tip-top shape and in good working order and provide you with the hardware to create a variety of music. All the following items are fairly inexpensive; they can fit easily in a resealable plastic bag and be stored inside your guitar case.

  1. Electronic tuner/metronome

  2. Extra strings

  3. String winder

  4. Cleaning/polishing cloth

  5. Pencil and paper

  6. Digital recorder

  7. Mini toolkit: Screwdrivers, wire cutters, pliers, allen wrenches

  8. Nail file/emery board

  9. Capo

  10. Picks

  11. Slide

  12. Strap