There are many reasons why people choose to storage their instruments in a self storage unit. Some people don’t use their instruments any longer, some have too many and don’t use them all, some got them as gifts and will “get to them in the future” and others may have had them passed down. This is the fifth part in a series of tips for the most commonly stored instruments.
Keep in mind, instruments need to be properly prepped and cared for prior to being placed in a self storage unit. Long term storage can cause damage to an instrument if it is not properly cared for. Temperature and humidity can also have adverse effects on instruments which is why we highly recommend storing instruments in a climate controlled storage unit. In saying this we continue on….
Our first section focused on brass instruments, our second on wood instruments, the third on pianos fourth on percussion and today is electric guitars. Preparing to store electric guitars is fairly simple. Start by cleaning the guitar with a damp cloth to remove dirt, dust and smudges. Dry the guitar off with a towel or cloth. Never use a paper towel or rough cloths as they may scratch the guitar. Loosen the strings of the guitar so they are relaxed on the guitar. Place the guitar in its case if you have it and you are ready to store.