Best guitar cleaning kits and tools 2024: keep your guitar looking and sounding sweet

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When you start playing the guitar, you might be aiming towards getting on stage with a band, or recording your own music in a studio. What you might not think about is cleaning and tinkering with your guitar, however it is an important part of being a guitar player. To keep your pride and joy in the best condition possible, you’ll want to invest in one of the best guitar cleaning kits in this guide for regular upkeep and maintenance.

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Richard Blenkinsop

After spending a decade in music retail, I’m now a freelance writer for Guitar World, MusicRadar, Guitar Player and Reverb, specialising in electric and acoustic guitars, bass, and almost anything else you can make a tune with. When my head’s not buried in the best of modern and vintage gear, I run a small company helping musicians with songwriting, production and performance, and I play bass in an alt-rock band.