Best Way to Replace Your Guitar Strings

Published by tgermann1962 on

I owe all of you an apology.

A few weeks ago I sent out a newsletter article about changing strings.

What I didn’t say was that it was about when to change strings!

Of course, if you didn’t get the newsletter, this is news to you! (You can sign up for it here and also get a free guide!)

I believe more than one of you would like to learn, or at least brush up on, how to change your strings!

Good news, here is your chance!

Save yourself a few bucks, and precious time, by having to take it to a music store and do it yourself!

I made this exclusive video for all of you to show how it is done.

It is important to know that I show how to change the strings using my acoustic guitar.


Pay special attention to the part about stringing through the bridge. That is where the electric guitars differ from most acoustic guitars. I go through most of them but it is still possible you might have something different and unusual. Let me know if I missed anything.


Stringing through the tuners is the same for most all guitars except those that have locking tuners. I show you how that is done on my PRS guitar. Check it out if you think you have this style on your guitar.

At the end I do show some extra details for all of you stratocaster owners to be aware of.

The video is long but it does have step by step instructions for you that you will find useful.

Of course, we do start things out with a little funny business! Click the link above (or below) to get started:

The Best Way to Replace Your Guitar Strings

Remember to “like” the video. 🙂

Just in case there might only be certain details you need to know, click to skip to the section you want to know more about:

1:02 Bridge Styles This matters!

5:05 Tools Needed and How They are Used

6:39 Taking Your Old Strings Off

8:09 Extra Cleaning on Your Guitar

9:23 Putting In Your New Strings

19:07 Tuning the New Strings on Your Guitar

22:58 Stretching The Strings  Don’t Forget This!

26:00 Trimming New Strings

27:40 Locking Tuners Bonus #1

28:12 Floating Bridge Bonus #2 – For anyone who has a “whammy bar” on the bridge

29:44 Stratocaster “Trees” Bonus #3 – Anyone who has a Strat or a Strat style headstock should take note of this

Rock On,

Tony G.

PS: Oh and hey, can you do me a favor? I’m starting a mission to grow my You Tube Subscriibers to more than 16 (Ha!). No, seriously, if you can quickly hop over there and “Subscribe”, it would be so very awesome!

I promise that the videos (most of them at least) will be entertaining and/or informative!

Here is the path to arrive there:

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