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Guitar Basics Part 2: How to Change Strings on an Acoustic Guitar

It’s easier than you might think!

Welcome to Part 2 of a new series of blogs for newcomers to guitar and bass.

 

When you first bought your acoustic guitar, it came with a brand new, shiny set of strings. However, after awhile, you may notice that the sound of your guitar is getting dull, and your fingers don’t slide over the fretboard quite as easily as they used to. Time to change your strings! If you’re new to guitar, this may seem somewhat intimidating, but it’s actually quite simple.

The video below explains how to restring an acoustic guitar. All you need is a new set of strings, a pair of pliers, a wire cutter (most pliers will cut wires too), a clip-on tuner such as the Yamaha GCT1 and optionally, a peg winder (an inexpensive guitar accessory that helps speed up the process).

Click here for Part One: How to Change Strings on an Electric Guitar

Click here to find out more about Yamaha guitars and basses.



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