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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Show Me How: to string a guitar

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Changing the guitar strings on a guitar can be intimidating for someone who has never been shown how to do so. Deo Nevarez, an employee of Marc’s Guitar Center, demonstrates how stringing a guitar can easily be accomplished on a nylon-string acoustic guitar.

You will need: a wire cutter, a string winder, a bridge pin holder, guitar strings and a guitar.

Step 1: Unwind the machine head (the object that holds the strings on the top of the guitar) using the string winder until the string comes loose, and then unhook it from the guitar.

Step 2: Towards the bottom of the guitar, pull out the bridge pin (the object that holds the string at the bottom of the guitar.)

Step 3: Place the ball end of the string into the bridge (bottom end of the guitar) and place the pin on top to hold it in place.

Step 4: Bring the other end of the string to the top of the guitar and pull it through the peg.

Step 5: Wind the excess string around and under the straight length and loop round the peg so that it is locked onto the string.

Step 6: Using the sting winder, restring the peg until tight.

Step 7: Clip the extra string with the wire cutter.