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5 Accessories Every Guitarist Needs

5 Accessories Every Guitarist Needs
5 Accessories Every Guitarist Needs

PG contributor Tom Butwin details the 5 accessory types he needs in his gigging and studio arsenal. Whether you're a weekend warrior or session ace, these accessories are essential to having what you need, when you need it.


Shubb C1 Standard Capo for Steel String Guitar (2-Pack) - Polished Nickel

Std Capo, Steel Str Acous/Elec Gtr, Polished Nickel 2pk
Shubb
$37.90

DMI Guitar Labs Cleaning Supplies

www.apintl.com

ALL-IN-ONE CLEANING KIT!

FRET BUTTER IS A UNIQUE AND SIMPLE PATENTED PROPRIETARY SOLUTION FOR YOUR STRINGED INSTRUMENTS' FINGERBOARD.

Fret Butter hydrates the wood and removes grime and oxidation from your frets in one simple application. The result is a clean hydrated fingerboard with shiny frets and a satin smooth finish protecting against sweat, acids, metal corrosion, and string abrasion.

NOW YOU CAN:
Easily clean your finger-board with the Fret Butter all-in-one cloth
Prevent cracking and splitting of your finger-board
Bring back like-new luster to your frets
Fret Butter contains no harmful chemicals, is prop65 compliant, cruelty free and vegan. It is air-travel safe world-wide and ships to 169 countries. Fret Butter only contains food grade products and is free of lemon oil.

DMI Guitar Labs
$29.99

Dunlop

System 65 Complete Gtr/Bass Setup Tool Kit
Dunlop
$79.99
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This 1968 Epiphone Al Caiola Standard came stocked with P-90s and a 5-switch Tone Expressor system.

Photo courtesy of Guitar Point (guitarpoint.de)

Photo courtesy of Guitar Point (guitarpoint.de)

The session ace’s signature model offers a wide range of tones at the flip of a switch … or five.

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Slinky playability, snappy sounds, and elegant, comfortable proportions distinguish an affordable 0-bodied flattop.

Satisfying, slinky playability. Nice string-to-string balance. Beautiful, comfortable proportions.

Cocobolo-patterned HPL back looks plasticky.

$699

Martin 0-X2E
martinguitar.com

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The GibsonES Supreme Collection (L-R) in Seafoam Green, Bourbon Burst, and Blueberry Burst.

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