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I bought my kids guitars the year they were born. I thouught it would be fun to give them a guitar from their birth year when they get older. So i have a 2007 and a 2008 MIM Strat. I dont want to play them, i want to kep them clean and untoucjed for the kids. My question is this, what is the best way to keep a guitar stored for about 8 years. Right now I have them laying flat in hard casses under their cribs. Is this enough.



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We just discussed this one in the last 1-2 days, lots of responses. But my .02 is this (i'm storing a '90 LP standard for my son, it's been put away for several years and what I'm doing is working)


1) Loosen the strings about a 1/2 step

2) Wipe off all fingerprints and moisture from all surfaces

3) Lightly oil the fret board

4) Put several descicant packages in the case


I take mine out and check it every now and then to see if I need to re-oil it or wipe it down. Guitar Slinger reminded me to replace the descicant packs occasionally. So far, no rust, no checking or finish problems, fretboard isn't dry.

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