Is it really that easy to re-string a guitar? To be brutally honest… I’m useless at re-stringing guitars!
After playing the guitar for a few years, you’d expect the task of re-stringing an acoustic or electric guitar would be second nature to me. Well, it’s not – so much so, I’ve subsequently been using Elixir Strings on all my guitars as they apparently last 3-5 times as long compared to other strings (I’m also becoming increasingly lazy!).
I wish I could re-string like the pros – you know, the winds around the tuning peg that has that little “loop” and only requires the minor of windings? My tuning pegs typically consist of multiple windings, all applied with the thought of “You’ll never go out of tune! Ever!!!“.
The task of re-stringing my guitar is quite an event; from receiving the strings from a dodgy seller on eBay, to sweating thinking about the task in hand ALL DAY, through to preparing my “tools”. Typically I require:
Why is something so simple, actually so hard?
Well, hope is at hand; I’ve assembled a range of videos from YouTube (all supplied by Absolute Music) and presented them below to aid you all in your re-stringing quest.