Guitar Tune-Up Shops Washington DC

Because being in tune is so important, intonating a guitar should be something every player should learn to do. If your guitar neck has too much bow in the wrong spot, or high strings at the nut, playing in tune will be a huge challenge. Adjusting your trussrod is another thing guitarists should be able to do. Unfortunately, leveling your frets and getting your nut slots the correct height is not so easily done at home, but it can make a tremendous difference in playability and tuning.

Gibson Guitar Inc
(202) 393-1006
709 G St Nw
Washington, DC
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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House Of Musical Traditions
(301) 270-9090
7010 Westmoreland Ave
Takoma Park, MD
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Website Sales: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Clinics: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
http://www.hmtrad.com/catal/repairs.html
We work with several skilled luthiers and repair people to provide you with repair services on a wide range of instruments:
-Fretted instruments: guitar (acoustic & electric), banjo, mandolin, ukulele, lap dulcimer
-Violin family: violin, viola, cello, bass
-Other strings: autoharp, hammered dulcimer, folk harp, zither
-Hand drums: djembe, ashiko, bodhran, conga, bongo, tabla, etc.
-Wind & brass: clarinet, flute, trombone, trumpet,
Hours
Sunday - Monday 11:00AM-5:00PM
Tuesday - Saturday 11:00AM-7:00PM

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Acoustic Axis Instruments
(703) 548-2321
717 N Saint Asaph St
Alexandria, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Dale Music Co
(301) 589-1459
8240 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Jerry Music
(301) 907-6900
4838 Rugby Ave
Bethesda, MD
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Paco De Malaga Guitar Gallery
(202) 244-4200
3400 Connecticut Ave Nw
Washington, DC
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Top One Ltd
(301) 320-3882
5310 Tuscarawas Rd
Bethesda, MD
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Gordon Keller Music
(703) 548-8833
717 N Saint Asaph St
Alexandria, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Action Music Ltd
(703) 534-4801
6501 29Th St N
Arlington, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Brobst Violin Shop
(703) 256-0566
5584 General Washington Dr
Alexandria, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Guitar Tune-up

GET IN TUNE AND STAY IN TUNE

gp0610_riffs_24_nrThe most common questions I get involve playing in tune. If you ever hear a clicking or “tinking” when tuning, take a moment and lube your nut slots. A sharp pencil, Big Bends Nut Sauce, GHS GraphitALL, or Stewart MacDonald Guitar Grease will get the job done. I should put a sticker in every guitar case that says, “Did you remember to lube your nut today?”

Because being in tune is so important, intonating a guitar should be something every player should learn to do. If your guitar neck has too much bow in the wrong spot, or high strings at the nut, playing in tune will be a huge challenge. Adjusting your trussrod is another thing guitarists should be able to do. Unfortunately, leveling your frets and getting your nut slots the correct height is not so easily done at home, but it can make a tremendous difference in playability and tuning.

DEAL WITH YOUR CRACKLY JACK, JACK

A crackly or intermittent jack on an electric guitar, amp, or pedal can usually be fixed by rolling up a two- or three-inch piece of 320- 600 grit sandpaper into a smaller than cigarette- sized roll and sanding out the inside of the jack. Be sure to roll it up small so it will fit deep enough into the jack to sand the contact where the tip of the cable touches the jack. If you have some pot cleaner or a little oil, you can put some on the sandpaper too. The reason this works is in time, the inside of the jack oxidizes or rusts to the point that little or no contact is...

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