So, your fingers are just a bit too tired every time you pick up your guitar and you think a low-action guitar might help? Or perhaps you are simply looking to learn a little more about action on the guitar, regardless of how much you already know? Whatever your reason for happening upon this here […]
Can I put Nylon Strings on a Steel-string Guitar?
If you’ve been playing guitar for any length of time, you probably can tell the difference between the loud, bright sound of a steel-string acoustic guitar and the softer, warmer sound of a classical. And if you play a steel-string, you might want to try out classical guitar sound without shelling out the cash for […]
Are Silk and Steel Guitar Strings any Good?
Silk and steel guitar strings have their place and work well with certain guitars, styles and players. Sometimes they get a bad rep for being strings that lack punch and tone. They aren?t for everyone but do have their place for certain sounds and purposes. What Kind of Sound do they Produce? Silk and steel […]
Is it o.k. to put Steel Strings on a Classical Guitar?
When someone asks me if it?s ok to put steel strings on a classical guitar, my reaction is that of horror! Well actually it?s more of relief – relief that they asked first and didn?t do it first and then ask later. The answer to this question is an emphatic no. Can you feel the […]
What Are the Best Acoustic Guitar Strings For Beginners?
The best acoustic guitar strings for beginners are strings that will assist in making it easier to play the guitar and that will minimize finger soreness. This doesn?t mean that you have to go with nylon strings. There are certain types of steel strings that you can pick that will be well suited to the entry […]
How to Choose Classical Guitar Strings
Choosing the right strings for your classical guitar can have a noteworthy (excuse the pun) impact on your guitar?s tone, playability and even durability. The art of how to choose classical guitar strings comes down to 3 main factors. String material String Gauge String Tension This page covers choosing Nylon strings for your classical style […]
How to Choose Acoustic Guitar Strings
Choosing the right strings is going to have a significant effect on the sound you produce (this is especially the case with acoustic and classical guitars) and will affect playability. The question of how to choose acoustic guitar strings comes down to 3?main considerations: String Material Gauge of String Construction Techniques Which material, gauge and […]