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Knowing how to restring your guitar is a very very important skill to learn when starting out as a guitarist. Budding musicians sometimes neglect the maintenance part of the learning and head straight to the playing. A sign of a true guitarist maybe seen in the way he handles and takes care of his/her instrument. Guitar strings need to be replaced periodically especially if you perform regularly on stage. Though some may find that statement debatable,one needs to know how to restring the instrument nonetheless. The following article will take you through the process and the tools needed with lots of images for better learning. http://www.songstuff.com/guitar/article/how_to_restring_a_guitar/ Be sure to share and like the article if you find it useful. If you have any questions, feel free to discuss it on the Songstuff Community Forums.
Hello, How are you doing, I'm Iain and like many others I appreciate music. I just started learning an amazing instrument, the guitar, and I want to share my journey with you. I've realized the more I listen to music the more I want to become involved! If you are curious to find out some basics about restringing and tuning the guitar, stick around So, today I made a decision to find out how I could re-string my guitar- since both my E strings have snapped, and all the other strings are so old they will break sometime soon. The two questions i first asked myself was :- how often should I have to re-string my guitar? and how do I re-string the guitar properly to prevent the strings from breaking so frequently? I've learnt how to re-string the guitar now, thanks to some help from a friend. First Step- Unwind the tuners, until the string becomes very loose. Second Step- Just pull out the string from the guitar machine head Third Step- The string at the guitar bridge, on my guitar, goes through a hole in the bridge and is then looped around itself three times or more. Once the string is loose enough, you can de-loop the string and pull it out from the hole.So now you have taken off the string. Fourth Step- Make sure that the new string is the same gauge as your broken/old string, (unless you are trying to change the note you will play on purpose). Put one end of the string through the hole in the bridge of the guitar, and then loop the string at least three times around itself. Fifth Step- Put the open end of the string in the empty machine head twice, entering from the same side each time. Sixth Step- Tighten the string till you are able to play the note properly, and you are finished So does anybody have any idea how often I should re-string my guitar, to keep them from getting too old? After reading this post I found a useful article on the subject, check this link to learn more on how to re-string a guitar. If you are learning the guitar as well,we can keep up on how each other are doing or help each other, you can mail me through PM, thanks!