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Hanging Stuff On My Guitar

by Kevin Hart on 01/23/19

I’ve been thinking about those simpler days of yesteryear when it was just me, my guitar, and a footrest. There were, of course, tuning forks (ask your grandparents, children), nail files, 500 grit waterproof sandpaper, and a wind-up metronome, but it all fit neatly in the box of the guitar case.

Now let’s flash forward to today. Footrests have been replaced by ergonomic guitar supports, tuning forks by electric clip-on tuners (often with metronome features), and, for those of us without beveled armrests on the lower bout, screw-on armrests.

While these devices are great innovations (especially the supports that have saved my back), I’ve been trying to carve out a little time each day to simplify things back to the way it used to be.

My guitar is lighter, and it somehow seems easier and more relaxing to play.

So if you’ve been hanging lots of stuff from your guitar, try going “au naturale”, if you will. Now…

Where do I hang the fuzzy dice and air freshener?