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Niagara Falls Public Library

What’s included

  • Yamaha Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar OR Denver Parlor Size Acoustic Guitar
  • Yorkville black hardshell case

How to play

Before you start playing the guitar, you’ll have to tune it. Tuning a guitar may sound intimidating, but it is actually fairly simple.  Below, you can choose an option that works best for you:

Now that you’ve tuned the guitar, you’re ready to start playing!

Here are two helpful YouTube videos to get you started:

Transportation and storage instructions

To prevent the guitar from getting scuffed, chipped, and bumped around, always transport the guitar in its carrying case. In fact, when you’re not playing the guitar, it’s better to keep it in the case just to be safe!

Please keep the instrument away from the following: direct sunlight, heaters or radiators and A/C units.

Do not leave the guitar in a hot, humid car or outside on snowy or wet ground. This kind of treatment will damage the sound of a guitar and warp the wooden components. 

Care instructions

To wipe down the guitar, ensure that you use a soft, dry, microfibre, lint-free cloth. This will help pick up any dust and/or oils that may have accumulated on the body, fingerboard, and strings.

Do not polish the body or oil the fingerboard. Staff at the library will take care of those tasks! 

If you want to clean the strings, you may do so using a designated string cleaner. To use a string cleaner, spray a little bit onto a microfibre, lint-free cloth and lightly run it up and down the strings of the guitar. For more instructional information, view this video on guitar string cleaning

Do not use any of the following household or personal cleaning products on the instrument:

  • soap

  • hand sanitizer

  • liquid disinfectant

  • disinfecting wipes

  • multi-purpose cleaners

  • alcohol


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