How to string classical guitar?

How to string classical guitar?

Base Side

How to string classical guitar?
How to string classical guitar?

In the bass side, the strings that include A, D and E are actually thicker so they don’t need too many wraps. Follow these steps to string your classical guitar in bass side:

1.             Insert string through bridge

How to string classical guitar?
How to string classical guitar?

The side should have windings extending to end of strings. Use the side with less string winds for tuning post. Then, through the side that is the closest to soundhole to slide the string before you exit towards lower bout. To securely tie to bridge, make sure to leave two inches extra string length.

2.             Create loop

How to string classical guitar?
How to string classical guitar?

In this step, what you need to do is to pull string up until it reaches above the bridge before wrapping it underneath the string’s right side.

3.             Insert string’s end into loop

How to string classical guitar?
How to string classical guitar?

This last step is about securing the wrap. Do it by pulling string tight to make sure that the string’s tail rests against bridge’s back instead of on top of it to prevent any unnecessary bridge wear.

Treble Side

How to string classical guitar?
How to string classical guitar?

In treble side of string classic guitar, you should go on different steps. Remember more wraps are needed for the treble strings than bass side.

1.             Insert string through bridge

How to string classical guitar?
How to string classical guitar?

The string should be slide through soundhole side before exiting toward lower bout. Just like always, for secure tie to bridge, it is necessary to have enough tail by leaving two to three inches of extra length of string

2.             Wrap string

How to string classical guitar?
How to string classical guitar?

Then, follow up by pulling string above bridge before wrapping the string underneath string’s left side

3.             Make the 1st over and under wrap

How to string classical guitar?
How to string classical guitar?

With right side of string left at the string’s end, you need to under wrap the string over. The string is the one lying across bridge.

4.             Make 2nd over and under wrap

How to string classical guitar?
How to string classical guitar?

You should repeat the step number three before going over under string again. Remember that the string’s end should be routed through loop that you created before behind the bridge

5.             Pull wraps tightly and nicely

How to string classical guitar?
How to string classical guitar?

The last step requires you to secure the wrap. It should be done by tightly pulling the string to make sure the string’s tail rests against bridge’s back instead of on its top to avoid the unnecessary bridge wear

Secure Strings to Tuners

How to string classical guitar?
How to string classical guitar?

Follow these two simple steps:

1.             Tie string to tuning post

How to string classical guitar?
How to string classical guitar?

Insert string through post hole and continue by wrapping it up around post to create loop. Make sure the string’s end runs through loop before tightly pulling the knot

2.             Bring string to pitch

How to string classical guitar?
How to string classical guitar?

To bring string to pitch, use hand or string winder. To remove any excess strings, use the string cutters.

After you have learned and practiced the ways to string classic guitar, you may want to use new strings to replace the old ones.

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