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 (opens in new tab).

Adjust your truss rod

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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 (opens in new tab), adjusting your truss rod to sanding the saddle of an acoustic guitar.

We highly recommend subscribing to the Paul Davids YouTube channel (opens in new tab) if you haven't already.

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

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 MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.