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How To String An Acoustic Guitar

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Knowing how to change a string on your acoustic guitar is one of the basic guitar skills you should obtain. It's something that every guitarist should learn how to do. It's really quite simple.

You should change strings periodically, depending, of course, on how much you play. It's recommended to change them after about 30 or so hours of playing.

You don't have to wait for a string to break in order to change it. Strings wear out over time, even without playing. Worn out strings sound duller and are almost impossible to properly tune.

Here's How You Do It?

Here is a very nice eight minute instructional video on how to change a string on an acoustic guitar. It will show you step by step how to remove the old string and replace it with the new one:

The tools you need are:
  • New strings (obviously)
  • String winder (optional)
  • Pliers
Remember, the easiest way to take a string of is to use a string winder.

If you need more detailed instructions, take a look at Guitar Setup with Greg Voros.

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