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Paul Davids shows you how to set your guitar up with his 5-step guide

With 1.99 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, it's already likely you're aware of how good Paul Davids' guitar videos are; covering learning, gear and here, maintenance for electric and acoustic guitar.

Adjust your truss rod

Above is his 5-step setup for guitars and it's a great way to understand what factors affect the way your guitar plays – how it feels and how much you'll want to play it as a result. 

Paul's approachable style guides you through some great skills to learn - from adjusting pickups, adjusting your truss rod to sanding the saddle of an acoustic guitar.

We highly recommend subscribing to the Paul Davids YouTube channel if you haven't already.

Rob Laing

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before that I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar.