Acoustic Guitar Care and Maintenance

gofferAt home or on the road, who do you look to for all your Acoustic Guitar Care and Maintenance needs? Find a guitar table substitution that fits your needs.

Okay so you just brought home your brand new guitar just a grinning from ear to ear!
I feel you man as I’ve been there a few times myself, nothing like that aahhh feeling is there?

After your first lesson you get bored and say What the Hell! I’m going to play my favorite Eddie Van Halen lick. Then you break your high E string, what now Eddie?
The look on your face will be priceless, so look to yourself to fix this. To safely do this you will need this in your tool box. You should find this Review helpful.

Guitar WorkStations Review

Product: Jim Dunlop NC65 Formula 65 Neck Cradle Maintenance Stationjim-dunlop-cradle-station
Retail Price: $47.19
Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon
Guarantee: Manufacturer’s Warranty
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Starz

 


 

Product Overview

As guitar players whether beginners or well seasoned at some point and time we need to do some work on our guitars. Well Jim Dunlop has a better solution for us. The Jim Dunlop NC65 Formula 65 Cradle Maintenance Station.

This is a revolutionary design for guitar setup and aids in all your repairs when and where you frontside-on-cradle-stationmight need them.

The Cradle Maintenance Station is built so it perfectly supports your guitar neck, either on the front or turned over.

You’ll find this Maintenance Station to be very versatile as it also is small enough to go with you while gigging.

Now there is no more need to sit on the floor with guitar in lap trying to change strings or fix your electronics.

Quickly and easily stabilizes your guitar on any table or flat surface

Best Feature

Cradle rotates providing full support to back or front of neck.backside-on-cradle-station

Pro’s

. Weighs only 15.2 ounces
. Easy to take with you
. Cradle rotates
. Works for guitar,basses or luthiers
. Durable and sturdy construction

Con’s

. Doesn’t come with a mat


Conclusion

For years now Dunlop has been designing and building quality products keeping up with the musicians needs.

Guitar care  is a necessity, so with that comes the need to have a few tools in our arsenal.

When our guitars cost in the thousands, we want to know that when working on them they are securely held in place.

The Jim Dunlop NC65 Formula 65 Cradle Maintenance Station gives us that and more

 

What Others Are Saying

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Product: Fender Accessories 099-0502-000 Guitar Toolsfender-guitar-station
Retail Price: $59.99
Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon
Guarantee: Manufacturer’s Warranty
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Starz

 


 

Product Overview

Now you can repair all your guitars or basses with confidence with Fenders Guitar Work Station.
This has a nice soft pad in which to lay your guitar so it will not be scratch or marred.

Easily stores your allen wrenches, string winder and other small tools in the support cup as it frontside-on-maint-tabledoubles as storage.

The support cup holds your guitar at the proper angle when doing maintenance and adjustments.

When you need to switch those strings out or work on the electronics sets up quickly and very easy. Theres even a tube included for packing to take along with you.

Best Feature

It has a soft pad to lay guitars on.travel-tube

Pro’s

. Fits all acoustic and electric guitars and basses
. Weighs only 1 pound
. Keeps guitars from sliding
. Holds guitar at the proper angle
. Easy to assemble

Con’s

. Storage not well thought out.


Conclusion

Fender has been building quality guitars for a very long time as we all know.

They have gone out of the way to make available to the every day musician tools to maintain their gear.

With the Fender Guitar Station we get what we need to perform tasks ourselves instead of taking it into the shop.

With this produce Fender makes it easy for us to change strings, work on electronics or any kind of body/neck work.

What Others Are Saying

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Side By Side Analysis

Jim Dunlop Cradle Maintenance Station

Pro’s

  • Weighs only 15.2 ouncesjim-dunlop-cradle-station
  • Easy to take with you
  • Cradle rotates
  • Works for guitar,basses or luthiers
  • Durable and sturdy construction

Con’s

  • Doesn’t come with a mat

Fender Guitar Station

Pro’s

  • Fits all acoustic and electric guitars and bassesfender-guitar-station
  • Weighs only 1 pound
  • Keeps guitars from sliding
  • Holds guitar at the proper angle
  • Easy to assemble

Con’s

  • Storage not well thought out

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Lastly But Not Least – My Take

Like you I have tried many times when fixing something on one of my guitars to prop it up with something or another.

And before I had gotten something to help secure the guitar even changing strings was a hassle as you well know.

Now I’ve used both of these products and without going to a guitar workstation which cost way more, these both work fine.

I gave the Fender Guitar Station a 5 Starz Rating  because I wanted some kind of mat to come with it.

The other thing I liked about it was, the cup/cradle being stable and didn’t rotate. I don’t like to take chances with my guitars. Thats just my take on it, let me know what you think when you Get Yours.

Whats your favorite guitar workstation?

Leave me a comment below and show some love and Share and g+ 🙂

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Markus

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2 thoughts on “Acoustic Guitar Care and Maintenance

  1. Thomas

    I play guitar! Yes I do!

    Let me tell you, there is nothing more annoying than seeing someone lean their guitar on something where the tuning pegs can get ‘out of tune’. Worse yet, my brother used to hang his from the wall using things you’d use to hang lawn tools. The necks couldn’t take it after a while and went bonkers and would never tune right. Younger brothers….what are you gonna do?

    Anyways, GREAT article!!

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Markus Post author

      Thomas I know what you mean.I’ve seen it so many times. I used to have a guitar player who always just leaned his guitar on what ever was one stage. Then after break he would eat up time trying to re tune.
      Finally I just brought him in a stand to use. But it does get annoying.Thanks for stopping by and come back and see me. Till then.
      Thanks 🙂

      Reply

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