Guitar For Dummies
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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

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Mark Phillips is a former director of music at Cherry Lane Music, where he edited or arranged the songbooks of such artists as John Denver, Van Halen, Guns N??? Roses, and Metallica.

Jon Chappell is a multistyle guitarist, arranger, and former editor-in-chief of Guitar magazine.

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