Below you will find our guides to help you restring your guitar.
- 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
Our how-to 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 guitar strings 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
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 therefore give the best tones from your acoustic guitar.
On average, if you play for an hour a day every day, you should be looking to change your acoustic guitar strings 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 guitar, they need to be in great condition, so changing the regularly is a must.
Classical guitar 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 your electric guitar strings once a month.