I’ve had a guitar for a while now and I’m trying to get more into it. All I have right now is an acoustic guitar, one pick, and an electronic tuner. I was planning on getting a hard case for it.
What other gear might i want/need?
The reason I was thinking a hard case is not so much that I carry it around alot, but I’m going to be a camp counselor for a little while, and I’d rather have it not dented all over by the end of it
Well, there’s nothing more you really need as per se. In your case a hard shell case will probably be a wise move.
Apart from that? An extra set of strings, plus perhaps spare for the unwound E and B – if you play acoustic steel string. If it’s a nylon string guitar, then you need spares for the wound strings – the D almost always go first.
I guess it’s a steel string since you play with picks. An extra pick or two is almost a must…
It is also good to have a string winder and a small wire cutter. Most string winders have a notch which is designed to remove the bridge pins on steel string guitars easily, without damaging the pins or the guitar.
A capo is also something which can come in handy. Some prefer to play the guitar standing up. In that case you will need a strap (one of those who attaches to the en strap button and is tied to the head of the guitar).
The only other thing would probably be a clean cloth to wipe off the instrument and strings after you have played.
on: 13th October 10