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13 Q: Should excessive heat be avoided?

A: It's not a good idea to allow your instrument to get hot for a lot of reasons. It can cause structural and cosmetic problems, so take every precaution to avoid it. We go to great lengths to build a very SOLID instrument, but wood is wood, it warps under heat and tension, and heat is very bad for glue joints. The hotter it gets, and the longer it stays that way, the more likely you will have problems.

14 Q: what can I do to prevent tarnish on the hardware?

A: The tarnish on hardware occurs due to a reaction between the plating and moisture, either in the air or from perspiration. Keep in mind that all hardware will tarnish eventually- it is not a sign that your hardware is "cheap." In some areas there is low moisture content in the air so the tarnishing process will be slower, but it will eventually happen. You can slow down the tarnishing process by wiping down the instrument every time you play it! This one step will add life to the hardware and slow down the tarnishing process. Also, make sure you store the instrument in its' case to prevent it from exposure to high moisture content level in the air.

15 Q: my instruments have small cracks in the finish, what cause this?

A: This is known as 'finish checking'. This is a result of the instrument being subjected to a rapid change in temperature or humidity. In most cases it happens in winter when a chilled instrument is exposed to warm air. The cracks are a result of the wood expanding faster than the lacquer.

16 Q: What are things to consider when buying an acoustic or acoustic/electric guitar?

A: Factors to consider include, but aren’t limited to:
1. Tonewood
2. Body Style
3. Benefits of Acoustic-Electric
4. Size

What wood should I choose?

Choosing the wood that the body of your guitar is constructed of mostly affects sound and appearance. Common examples of tonewoods are maple, alder, and mahogany. Denser woods create warmer, thicker tones while lightweight woods produce brighter tones. When deciding on the tonewood of your guitar, sound is generally considered the most important factor to take into account.

The other factor most affected by the body wood is the appearance you’re looking for. Though more exotic and expensive woods may not always improve the sound of the guitar, they can create a unique and beautiful finish. It’s important to note the finish of the guitar, because some paint will cover up the natural look of the wood. Generally, “natural” and “transparent” finishes allow the grain of the wood to show through the clear-coat or paint. If a guitar’s description doesn’t include “transparent” before the name of the color (e.g. Transparent Red), then no wood grain will be visible through the paint.

Body Style

Q: What do Dreadnought, Parlor, and other body styles refer to?

A: Acoustic and Acoustic/Electric guitars are divided into different classes that refer to the size of the body. Here we’ll clarify what each of those titles refers to:

1. Dreadnought: A very popular acoustic guitar body shape, the dreadnought is rather large, and typically emphasizes the bass frequencies of the instrument. The dreadnought shape was introduced by Martin Guitars and is named after the British battleship H.M.S. Dreadnought.

2. Concert/Full: Concert size, more commonly referred to as full size, is considered the standard size for

3. acoustics, with a slightly smaller body size than a Dreadnought. They’re probably the most popular size

4. for the average adult guitarist.

5. Parlor/Parlour:

Originating in the 19th century, Parlor guitars have a smaller body size than concert/full size acoustics. Their popularity arose from affordability and portability, which may have contributed to their common use by folk and blues musicians.

6. Classical: Though “classical” doesn’t necessarily refer to the size of an acoustic, it is significantly different than a non-classical or steel-string acoustic. Classical acoustic guitars have nylon strings and wider fretboards, and are generally played with a finger-picking style instead of using a guitar pick.

7. a warmer, less-bright sound that’s commonly heard in Latin-style guitar and classical guitar recordings. First-time buyers should also consider that they can also be more challenging to restring.


Benefits of Acoustic-Electric

Q: If I can hear an acoustic without an amp, why would I buy an acoustic/electric guitar?
A: The biggest benefit of an acoustic/electric is the ability to amplify the volume of a guitar while maintaining the brightness and shimmering overtones associated with acoustic guitars, without having to stand or sit near complex microphone setups. Most acoustic/electrics have a piezo-electric pickup that magnifies the vibrations in the guitar’s wood and turns them into electric current that gets amplified, and then turned into sound by a speaker.
Another benefit is the ability to plug directly into a recording device or computer without having to buy expensive microphones. You can also record in relatively high-ambient noise environments without greatly compromising the quality of the guitar’s sound.
The last and most obvious advantage to having an acoustic/electric is that you don’t have to carry an amp with you to be able to hear your guitar. You always have the option of just picking it up and playing, regardless of whether or not there’s an electrical outlet nearby.

There are many different sizes of guitars, commonly referenced by fraction (e.g. ½ size) or measurement (e.g. 38”). Most adults will want a full size guitar for maximum comfort and playability. A full-size guitar is 41” in length, and is referred to in item descriptions as “Full” or “Full Size.” While less common, 7/8 size or 38” guitars are sometimes favorable for their compact size and shorter neck. There also more playable for guitarists with petite builds, small hands, or children.

17. Q. Do you carry other brand instruments?

A. At present, we mainly carry "CANEX" brand guitars. But we can accept OEM orders, free engraving your logo on the bell when total quantity arrive 50pcs.

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