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How to Restring a Guitar


Restringing your Guitar


Below you will find our guides to help you restring your guitar.

Here are some indications that you need to change your strings: 
  • You have recently broken a string
  • Your guitar won't stay in tune
  • They smell or your fingers smell once you have played for a while
  • They are rusty, rough or black
  • You haven't changed them for ages
There are many types available for your guitar with a lot of different gauges, so be sure to check out our Guide to Guitar Strings to make sure you get the right ones for your guitar.

Our guides will take you though simple step by step instructions giving you hints and tips to make changing them easier,  faster and more of a pleasure than a chore.

It is important to change them regularly to help maintain playability and tone to keep your guitar playing and sounding its best.  To get an idea of how often you need to change them, take a look at our Guide on When to Change Guitar Strings



How to Restring an Acoustic Guitar How to Restring a Classical Guitar How to Restring an Electric Guitar
(Strat style with Tremolo Bridge)
How to Restring an Acoustic Guitar How to Restring a Classical Guitar How to Restring an Electric Guitar (Strat style with Tremolo Bridge)
In this guide you will see how to change the strings on an Acoustic Guitar (steel strung).

These need to be changed regularly as they need to be in top condition to vibrate properly and therfore give the best tones from your acoustic.

On average, if you play for an hour a day every day, you should be looking to change them once a month.
In this guide you will learn how to fit new strings to your Classical Guitar (Spanish / Flamenco).

To get the best sound from your classical, they need to be in great condition, so changing the regularly is a must.

Classical strings tend to last longer than others, so if you play for an hour every day, look at changing them every couple of months.

Under NO circumstances put steel strings on a classical guitar - you could break it!
In this guide you will see how to restring an electric guitar that has a tremolo bridge (whammy bar).

These need to be changed very regularly and if you are using the tremolo system, you may need to change them more as you are varying the tension in them making them more prone to break.

On average, if you play for an hour a day every day, you should be looking to change them once a month.



Remember, if you need any assistance with restringing your guitar, just call us and we can talk you through it.

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