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How To String A Classical Guitar

Published: Wed July 30, 2014  News Feed

How To String A Classical Guitar


It's time to learn how to string a classical guitar the proper way.

I'm going to save you the trouble and show you THE best guide for changing your classical guitar strings. I spent several long hours trawling through boring, daunting guides until I came across this video.

He shows you each step with surgical precision (he even has the gloves!), doesn't rush it and makes it really clear. The good news is that it's easier than you would think...

HOW TO RESTRING A CLASSICAL GUITAR

Take it slow, pause it where you need to, and follow this guy. You'll be fine!



WHICH ARE THE BEST CLASSICAL GUITAR STRINGS?

In the video above, he used a pack of D'Addario EJ45 Pro-Arte nylon strings.

When restringing a classical guitar you should always use nylon strings. In most cases, normal acoustic guitar strings will not fit!

D'Addario classical guitar strings provide a lovely tone - vital for a classical guitar - whilst keeping affordability in mind. Here's some ideal packs.


AFFORDABLE PREMIUM LONG LASTING
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D'Addario EJ27N
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D'Addario Pro Arte EXP45

The recommended packs are normal tension. You can get nylon strings with lighter or harder tension that can alter the playability and tone of your strings.

If you aren't sure which tension you want, it's best to go for normal and then discover if you would like your next pack to be more firm or loose.

Other string manufacturers to look out for are Martin, Augustine and Savarez nylon strings.


HOW OFTEN TO CHANGE CLASSICAL GUITAR STRINGS?

Ideally, whenever they start to sound bad you should start thinking of changing them. The length of time depends on how often you play and how you treat your strings.

Old strings can sound dull and lose some of the bass/high end and sound very underwhelming. Washing your hands each time before a practice session will prevent dirt and oil from your hands clinging to your strings/fretboard, and can make quite a difference to the sound of your strings.


Good luck with your string endeavours. You'll be a pro in no time!

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