A. Identify the peg which holds the broken string.
B. Turn the peg counterclockwise until the string is completely unwound and gently
pull the end out of the peg.
C. Unhook the ball end of the string out of the tuner.
D. Lubricate the String Notches to ensure the string will glide easily when tuned
by rubbing the top nut and bridge notches with a soft lead pencil.
A. Check you have the right string by using the color legend on the string package.
B. Hook the ball end in the groove of the tailpiece.
C. Thread the end of the string through the tiny hole in the peg. When the tip pokes
through, begin to wind away from you in a clockwise manner, trying to keep the string
rotations lying neatly next to each other. Also, be sure to push in as you wind
to keep the peg secure.
D. When the string is nearly taut, make sure it is sitting in the groove at the
nut of the fingerboard and also in the groove at the bridge. Also, if the string
came with a plastic tube, as the E strings often do, be sure it is sitting over
Tune your new string slowly, and be careful not to overwind. Be aware that new strings
need a few hours to break in and will require frequent tunings during this time.
See our "Tuning" section for more information!