To install a guitar string place the new string in the bridge of the guitar, run it up the length of the neck and thread it through the machine head. Then turn the tuning peg to tune the string to the desired note.
There are three main types of guitar bridge. These are acoustic bridges, electric fixed bridges and electric tremolo bridges. All three bridges required a different way of attaching the string to the bridge.
Installing strings on an acoustic guitar is different than on electric guitars, because of differences in their bridges. Acoustic guitars have fixed bridges with pegs to secure the strings down.
- Remove the peg, and pull out the old string.
- Insert the new string into the hole in the bridge.
- Place the peg back in the bridge hole on top of the string.
- Push the peg down, you should feel the string lightly tug on the peg.
- Check the peg is secure then run the string up the neck and wind it round the tuning peg.
- Tune the guitar.
Fixed bridges and tremolo bridges require different methods to insert a string in the bridge. For fixed bridges the string is passed through a hole in the bridge fixing itself - which is normally at the rear of the bridge. For tremolo bridges the string is passed all the way through the guitar from underneath (there should be holes in the rear of the guitar for this). The string then comes up through the front of the guitar and across the bridge. Then for both types of bridge just pull the string up the neck and around the peg.