Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Stringing a Guitar

There are many guitar model to sting, for certain kind of guitar there is a procedure for stringing the guitar. Just see the guideline procedure for stringing as bellow:

Standard tremolo or bridge
  1. Loosen all 6 strings by unwinding at the tuning pegs.
  2. Place the first string through the tremolo or bridge
  3. Put the new string through the tuning peg hole and wrap around.
  4. Tighten slightly so that each string can hold itself.
  5. Repeat for all strings.
  6. Tune to pitch
  7. Stretch strings
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until the guitar does not go out of tune when you play it.

Floyd Rose Tremolo

  1. Loosen the top nut
  2. Loosen the strings with the tuning machines.
  3. Loosen string lock bolts at the end of the bridge approximately 3 turns.
  4. Repeat steps 5 - 8 for each string. It is suggested that you only replace one string at a time due to the nature of the tremolo.
  5. Remove the old string.
  6. Place the new string through the tuning peg and locking nut.
  7. Cut the string and leave about 1 - 2 inches to work with.
  8. Insert the string into the bridge saddle and tighten until snug but do not overtighten.
  9. Repeat steps 5-8 for each string.
  10. Adjust fine tuning knobs to the middle position.
  11. Stretch strings and tune to pitch using the tuning machines on the headstock.
  12. Tighten the locking topnut.
  13. Stretch strings again
  14. Use fine tuning knobs to tune to pitch.

Classical Acoustic Guitar

  1. Remove old strings
  2. Tie one end of the strings to the bridge
  3. Put the new string through the tuning peg hole and wrap around
  4. Tighten slightly so that it can hold itself.
  5. Repeat for all strings.
  6. Tune to pitch
  7. Stretch strings
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until the guitar does not go out of tune when you play it.

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