How To String And Tune A Guitar?

An instrument that inspired the western world in writing and composing various pieces of music that was derived from the “Mother of All Instruments” (The Oud), and still it is considered an essential instrument in the western civilization… The guitar. In this web quest you will learn how to string and tune an acoustic guitar.

 

The Goal:

The purpose of this quest is to be able to string and tune any acoustic guitar in the world to the international standard tuning for any acoustic guitar out there.

 

Resources:

Tuning a guitar: Standard Tuning for 6 String guitar

How To Tune A Guitar?

How To Restring A Classical Guitar?

 

Process:

First, let’s take a look at the guitar and its components in the following pictures:

Remember, the name of the strings starting from the bottom or right are:

E B G D A E. This will surely come in handy when tuning the guitar.

 

Before getting into business, let us recognize and acknowledge the components of the guitar itself:

 

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Now lets see how to string a guitar:

What do you need?

1-      A Guitar

2-      Your Eyes and Hands

 

What to do?

Part 1:

1 Get the string from inside to the outer side of the saddle

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2 Make sure you have enough string on the outer side of the saddle in order for you to make a twist with the string so it can be still tightly

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3 To make the twist, put the outer side of the string go under the long side of the string but near the saddle

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4 Now put it underneath the outer side of the string that came out of the saddle

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5 Make another twist by putting it again underneath the outer side of the string that came out of the saddle

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6 Pull a bit tightly to it does not untwist itself when tightening it from the Head part of the guitar

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Part 2:

1 Put the string from the downside hole of the tuning key

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2 Make sure to have enough string coming out of the hole to make a twist

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3 Now put the outer string underneath the string from the downside part

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4 Now pull

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5 Make a twist by putting the string underneath the outer side of the string

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6 Now pull

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7 Turn the tuning key clockwise to tighten the string

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8 Now your string is ready to be tuned

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