Introduction

Do you have an acoustic guitar that needs to be restrung? Follow the steps to restring your instrument and make it sound brand new again.

Tools

Image 1/1: There are six strings on a guitar. From the thickest string to thinest, or left to right, the stings are named E(low), A, D, G, B, and E(high) strings.
  • Twist the 6 knobs in appropriate directions to unstring the guitar.

    • There are six strings on a guitar. From the thickest string to thinest, or left to right, the stings are named E(low), A, D, G, B, and E(high) strings.

    • In order to unstring the strings, turn the knobs for E(low), A, and D strings in clockwise direction and turn the knobs for G, B, E(high) strings in counter clock wise direction.

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  • Carefully remove the pins from the bridge and remove the old strings.

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Image 1/3: Pin the stings onto the bridge, into the pinholes from left to right in the following order; E(low)-A-D-G-B-E(high). Image 2/3: Refer to the cover of guitar strings package to distinguish the strings. Image 3/3: Refer to the cover of guitar strings package to distinguish the strings.
  • Take the new strings out of of the package

  • Pin the stings onto the bridge, into the pinholes from left to right in the following order; E(low)-A-D-G-B-E(high).

    • Refer to the cover of guitar strings package to distinguish the strings.

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Image 1/3: Leave about 1 to 2 inches of string from the head machine and cut it using a clipper. Image 2/3: Repeat the process for all six strings. Image 3/3: Repeat the process for all six strings.
  • Insert the end of each string into the head machine.

  • Leave about 1 to 2 inches of string from the head machine and cut it using a clipper.

    • Repeat the process for all six strings.

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Image 1/1: Turn the knobs in a counterclockwise direction for E(low), A, D strings.
  • Guide the string through the pin hole, so that about 1/3 of an inch of excess string comes out from behind the pin.

    • Turn the knobs in a counterclockwise direction for E(low), A, D strings.

    • Turn the knobs in a clockwise direction for G, B, E(high) strings.

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Image 1/3: Tune each string by plucking the string and checking the letter musical note indicated on the tuner. Image 2/3: From left to right, the appropriate musical notes of the strings are, E-A-D-G-B-E Image 3/3: From left to right, the appropriate musical notes of the strings are, E-A-D-G-B-E
  • Clip the tuner on the head of the guitar and turn it on.

  • Tune each string by plucking the string and checking the letter musical note indicated on the tuner.

    • From left to right, the appropriate musical notes of the strings are, E-A-D-G-B-E

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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