Eight Non-Musical Things Every Guitarist Should Know

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One of the most popular stories ever to appear on GuitarWorld.com is a little something we posted a few years ago called "The 25 Things Every Guitarist Should Know."

Well, guitar instructor and YouTube user samuraiguitarist has come up a few extra pointers, all of which are featured in his new video, "Eight Non-Musical Things Every Guitarist Should Know." The video, which you can check out below, is full of useful tips, including:

• Know how to properly wrap a cable

• Have a good relationship with your local guitar shop

• Beware of any organization that charges you to join

... and more. Five more, to be exact. These include a particularly interesting one, "Always pack a gig kit." Find out how he defines "gig kit" at the 2:32 point in the clip.

For more advice from the Samurai Guitarist, follow him on Facebook and check out "How Do You Make an Acoustic Guitar Sound Like a String Quartet? Try This."

For the latest news about James Bay—the fellow in the photo above—head here.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.