Stringing and cleaning your guitar is something you will need to do periodically. Here is a step by step lesson on how to do it properly.
About Alan Horvath
Alan plays acoustic 6-string guitar, uses "open" tunings, and sings his songs with raw sincerity. He has recently added dulcimers, autoharp, and octave mandolin to his show, and via his site's "JAM!" link, Alan offers a host of cool resources and links for guitarists, dulcimerists, Autoharpists, and songwriters. Check out AlanHorvath.com.