Introduction

This guide gives step-by-step instructions for replacing strings in the most appropriate manner, ensuring that you can do some seriously righteous jamming on your New Yorker!

Place the mandolin on a firm, level surface with adequate lighting.
  • Place the mandolin on a firm, level surface with adequate lighting.

Loosen the tuning nob.
  • Loosen the tuning nob.

  • Carefully remove the top end of string from the tuner in the mandolin head.

Unhook the old string from the tail of the mandolin.
  • Unhook the old string from the tail of the mandolin.

  • Remove the string from the bottom.

Select a new string, and then insert the bottom end of it through the bridge at the tail.
  • Select a new string, and then insert the bottom end of it through the bridge at the tail.

Secure the string to the tail by looping it over the hook.
  • Secure the string to the tail by looping it over the hook.

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Pulling the string taut, bring its top end across the nut and into the tuning peg.
  • Pulling the string taut, bring its top end across the nut and into the tuning peg.

Run the line through the tuning element at the head of the mandolin,  as pictured.  Be sure to pull the string away from the headstock.
  • Run the line through the tuning element at the head of the mandolin, as pictured. Be sure to pull the string away from the headstock.

Pull the string down, towards the fretboard, and run the string underneath itself. Pull the string tight so that it wraps around the tuning peg.
  • Pull the string down, towards the fretboard, and run the string underneath itself.

  • Pull the string tight so that it wraps around the tuning peg.

Pinch the string over itself to create a knot.
  • Pinch the string over itself to create a knot.

Tighten the tuning nob until the desired tension is reached.
  • Tighten the tuning nob until the desired tension is reached.

Clip off any excess string.
  • Clip off any excess string.

Optional: Clip the electronic tuning device to the head of the mandolin; use the device to assist in fine-tuning your mandolin.
  • Optional: Clip the electronic tuning device to the head of the mandolin; use the device to assist in fine-tuning your mandolin.

Commence rocking on with your Gretsch New Yorker!
  • Commence rocking on with your Gretsch New Yorker!

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