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How to Tune Your Electric Guitar

If your electric guitar sounds off, it might be time for a tune. Here's how to do it.

No matter your skill level, you need to know how to properly tune your electric guitar.

Considering guitars are made out of living, breathing wood, things like temperature changes and humidity changes can knock your tuning out of whack, not to mention factors such as taking it in and out of a case..

So how exactly do you tune a guitar?

There are several ways to accomplish that. You can use a tuning app, like Fender Tune for iPhone and Android. You can use a digital tuner. Or, you can even tune by ear using harmonics.

To help get your electric guitar sounding right, Fender Digital Learning Brand Manager John Dreyer offered this tuning tutorial using the Fender Tune app and an American Professional Telecaster with a Mystic Seafoam finish.