The Order of the Strings:
From thinnest to thickest strings
Remove the bridge pin and insert the ball of the string into the bridge hole. On the left is an electric guitar bridge hole. You string from the back of the guitar, there are no bridge pins in an electric. On the right is a steel string acoustic. Remove the bridge pin from the top, or soundboard of the guitar.
Replace the bridge pin ( it will still be a little loose, don’t worry)
Extend the string up and place it in the groove on the nut. Run the string to the inside of the tuning peg.
Wrap the string around the tuning peg about 3 times to the outside of the head of the guitar, wrapping it UNDER the itself. Then run the end of the string through the hole in the tuning peg.
As the string exits the hole, weave the string back to the inside of the head of the guitar. Weave it UNDER the string and pull it UP. (When you start turning the tuning machine, the string will lock itself into place)
Wind the tuning machine until the string is in tune.Step 7:Cut off any excess string
Stringing a classical or nylon string:
- Slip string through the hole towards the back of the guitar.
- Once through, loop it back towards the neck of the guitar and loop it under itself where you slipped it in the bridge hole (loop it from underneath the bottom towards the top)
- Again loop it back towards the back of the guitar, this time feeding the string under itself.
- Coil the string around itself 2x for bass (top 3) strings and 3x for the bottom 3 strings.
- Make sure that the last coilpoints toward the bottom of the guitar and IS BEHIND the edge of the bridge. This locks the string in place.
Look at the photo below to see an illustration.
A. Insert string here.
B. Comes out here and feeds back down towards C, or neck of guitar.
C. Loops under itself here and heads back towards the back of the guitar.
D. Wraps around itself 2x for bass strings and 3x for 3 high strings.
E. Slides under itself behind the bridge to lock itself in. (Pull tight)