10 household items you can use as guitar accessories

Household guitar accessories
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From fret wraps to strap locks, the guitar industry has always been home to innovation, with dozens of brands all vying to create the next great guitar accessory. But many of the most game-changing inventions came after a little bit of DIY.

Take the guitar slide, for example. Often a key sonic ingredient of blues music – the slide, now most commonly sold in metal form, was first invented many moons ago by a guitarist who slipped a glass bottle over his finger in order to glide more smoothly over the frets.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.