4 Ways to Protect Your Vintage Guitar Collection

Proud owner of a vintage guitar collection? This is sure to be a prized collection

and worth a lot of money, so you will want to do everything that you can to

protect your collection. There are a few ways that you can do this that will help

you to protect your guitars while still allowing you to get the most out of your

collection whether they are to look at only, for occasional noodling or for regular



Use a Framed Glass Case

If you have your guitars out in the open, you are sure to feel stressed and

anxious that they will get knocked or damaged (especially if you have kids or

pets). A glass case is the ideal solution as this will offer protection and will allow

you to proudly display your collection. In addition to protection against knocks, a

glass case can also provide protection from dust and other contaminants. For the

most attractive option, you can hire a contractor to build a custom case for your



Replace Your Strings

Guitar strings can wear out over time, especially if you are playing frequently.

This can lead to rust, which is bad news for your collection as it can cause

damage around the head and tuning strings. This is why you should get into the

habit of changing your strings – it is generally recommended to do this every 3



Clean Your Guitars

You should also clean your guitars on a regular basis, especially if they are ever

played. You need to be careful with any cleaning materials that you use and use a


gentle cleaner if using any product at all. A dry cloth can be sufficient to remove

oils, residue and fingerprints. Cleaning your guitars also gives you a good chance

to check each one over and make sure that it is in good condition.


Get Guitar Insurance

Finally, you want to make sure that you have guitar insurance in place. This

insurance can be used for a vintage collection that is kept at home through to

musicians on tour and can provide protection against many risks, including theft,

accidental damage, fire and flood damage. This will offer financial protection but

it will also give you peace of mind.


These are the best ways to protect your vintage guitar collection and should help

you to protect your collection while still getting the most out of your guitars.