Though the tone of a guitar won't be affected by regular maintenance, removing the accumulated gunk, giving it a good polish and paying some attention to the hardware will not only help it retain its looks, but it should play better, too. Trying to find a suitable surface to perform these essential tasks, having all the necessary tools at hand and making sure that the instrument is adequately supported can be quite a challenge. Grundorf's portable GMT-004 folds out to accommodate acoustic or electric guitars, includes compartments for stowing away tools, strings and supplies, and features a pop-up support for the instrument's neck.
When in travel or storage mode, the 8 lb (3.6 kg) GMT-004 measures 4.75 x 20.5 x 16.25 in (120 x 520 x 412 mm), but when opened up and folded flat, it's reported to offer ample room for getting down to some serious cleaning on a road warrior acoustic or electric. The included compartments mean that tools should always be at hand and the neck support provides a good viewing angle when changing strings, removing dirt, grime and dead skin from the findgerboard or giving the frets some attention.
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The maintenance table is covered in vintage effect black vinyl to match your Marshall amp, has plastic bump corners to help it withstand the rigors of travel and a latch that can be secured with a padlock.
The GMT-004 is available now for a suggested retail price of US$149.95.
Product page: GMT-004