Even if you don't travel with your guitar, there are some accessories and spares you really can't do without.
But don't worry - we keep stock of almost everything you'll ever need when it all goes horribly wrong.
It's worth investing in a spare set of strings. You never know when a string break will happen, although statistics have shown that it's 80% more likely to occur when you're tuning up for a gig. We've got most of the popular brands of strings available - Ernie Ball, Martin or for maximum value for money the Forenza strings, there's a set to suit everyone. Normans Strings.
For tuning up or a down in a hurry - string winders can save time AND your knuckles. The Planet Waves Pro String Winder combines this with a cutter, bridge pin puller and string stretcher - an ideal time saving tool.
If you're not lucky enough to have one built in or perfect pitch, a tuner is a necessity. The Rocket RT10BK offers brilliant value for money - simply clip on the headstock and strum each note until the right letter appears. The chromatic nature also allows you to use different tunings to suit yourself.
Lemon Oil and String Lubricant
These are great care products that help both with the playing of the guitar. Lemon Oil is great for the fretboard and helps keep it supple and clean, while string lubricant helps extend the life of the strings and preserve their sound for longer. I recommend the Planet Waves Lemon Oil and the GHS FF12 Fast Fret Lubricant.
There's nothing worse than when your favourite guitar lead goes dodgy, and it doesn't matter how much electrical tape you put around the connector - it's never going to be the same. Luckily, there are lots of affordable cables out there - just in case of emergency! Normans Cables.
Plectrums have a strange connection with an alternate universe. The portal can open anywhere, normally in your pockets, and the plectrums will slip over to the other side, never to be seen again. Since there's currently no solution to this problem, we recommend keeping plenty of spares. See our range of plectrums - all shapes, colours and sizes catered for!