Stringing a Guitar

02004-08-11 | Uncategorized | 5 comments

I was asked to show how I string my guitars. Above title-link will take you to the starting point from where you can step forward or backward with the double arrows above the photo. I first show how to attach the low E to a bridge with double holes, then to a bridge with single holes and last a treble string to a single hole. I don’t use double holes for the treble strings. Next – attaching the strings to the tuners.

5 Comments

  1. Victor

    I noticed on the single hole you don’t wrap the bass string around itself like the trebel strings. Next time I re-string I’m going to try that. Sorry, you must feel like everybody’s big brother being copied all the time! ;-) I like the detail on the bridge with your name – very cool! Are either of those guitars the De Voe you play on tour? Also, it looks like you use the composite G string – any particular reason or just it sounds good with your particular guitars? Hey, I appreciate what you’ve shared already with your photo demonstration! If you have time to comment more then great, otherwise I understand you probably have a lot of people asking you questions.

    Reply
  2. Ottmar

    Both guitars pictured are by Lester DeVoe. On tour I mostly play the Negra, which is the one with the single-holed bridge.
    I prefer the composite G-string because its diameter fits better between the D and the B. I always felt that the old G-string was a little too thick. This feels better to me. The other reason is that I find the composite string to be more in tune than the old G. The old G was always the weakest link intonation-wise. The only negative comment I could make about the composite G is that it has a very narrow range, where it is in tune. It is very easy to tune it way to high when you string up the guitar. Easy does it.

    Reply
  3. Victor

    Oh, I didn’t think about the composite being a different diameter. Interesting too that it’s more sensitive to tuning. Anyway, thanks for a little equipment talk for a guitar student/geek!

    Reply
  4. Anonymous

    Thanks so much OL .
    Can’t wait to see you in Virginia !
    Mark

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Archives

Images