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How to Change Your Acoustic Guitar Strings | Fender

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Need to change a string or a complete set of strings? This Fender University video will provide step-by-step instructions on how to get your Acoustic guitar back into action. Grab a fresh set of Fender strings and let's get started. For more from Fender University, visit http://www.fender.com/community/university/. SUBSCRIBE NOW: http://bit.ly/FenderSubscribe SHOP NOW: bit.ly/ShopFender About Fender: Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is the world’s foremost manufacturer of guitars, basses, amplifiers and related equipment. With an illustrious history dating back to 1946, Fender has touched and transformed music worldwide and in nearly every genre: rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, jazz, rhythm and blues, and many others. Connect with Fender: Visit FENDER WEBSITE: https://www.fender.com Like FENDER on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/fender Follow FENDER on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/fender Follow FENDER on INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/fender Follow FENDER on TUMBLR: http://officialfender.tumblr.com Follow FENDER on SNAPCHAT: https://www.snapchat.com/add/fender How to Change Your Acoustic Guitar Strings | Fender https://www.youtube.com/fender
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Fender (1 year ago)
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I Have The Avocados (2 months ago)
Fender and it broke again because of my tuner stay tuned lol literally
I Have The Avocados (2 months ago)
Fender after struggling for 45 mins to do this on my own the first time I typed this title in my search bar and luckily fender had a video cuz we have a fender. Watched the first 2 mins on this video and I got my new string on finally!! Thanks for your help💙
Jay Jay (3 months ago)
Is there possible to change ur string A To E string cause im left handed.
Gogo (3 months ago)
Hey is it an 18 fret guitar? Is it gud for beginners
RANBIR WAR (5 months ago)
+Shubha sharma u should buy a new 1st string
Sudipta Sahu (3 days ago)
Thank you. It's perfect. I did wrongly all time till now
soy gordo T (3 days ago)
For anyone scared of the strings snapping, i put a cloth piece on top of all the strings, so if it snaps, the cloth stops the strings from flying
Truely (4 days ago)
This video did not help me, it broke me a string, the guy goes to fast.
Ronald Gray (7 days ago)
1. Unless you're doing something else besides just changing strings, change one string at a time, (this helps to keep the neck straight and holds the intonation longer). 2. When you remove a string, use a lead pencil on the nut grooves so your strings slide easier and aren't prone to hanging, for better in-tune playing. 3. Put three finger under the string once you get it past the nut, two fingers for the G and D strings due them being furthest away), before putting the STRINGS into the peg winders, to give yourself enough string length for a couple of winds around the peg before the string is in tuning range. 4. Put the pegs with the holes facing horizontal to the guitar as your looking down the neck. Put the string in so it has to turn at a 90 degree angle, then turn up away from the guitar, bring the string back, then go under the string and bring upward and over, then tighten. Then start winding the string tighter, (always towards the inner part of the guitar. This will give you a nice loop that will keep the string from slipping. 5. Bend about a half inch of the excess wound strings up top before you cut them, so they don't unravel. (I actually do this to all of them just to keep in the habit) 6.Tune & Play - Enjoy!
Jen Contreras (10 days ago)
Very helpful!! Thank you
Phoebe Xo (12 days ago)
“And by disposal I mean just throwing them on the floor” 😂
Adi Nari (12 days ago)
I just know it... I never cut the string when change my guitar string..
EUROPE Person (12 days ago)
Thank you a lot
praveen vasist (12 days ago)
The string rotation thing. What you call that?
Jovando HK (11 days ago)
don't ask me
ANGELofDEATH uk (16 days ago)
All good apart from cutting the strings first, it's safer to cut them after in case you don't have enough excess string to wind around.
Extremerecluse Fallows (18 days ago)
How do you remove the string if it is run through the tuning peg hole?
jeff cracknell (21 days ago)
That's nice so you put new strings on a filthy fretboard? Changing your strings is a great opportunity to clean your guitar.
This is the best way I saw in youtube. Thank you so much ,,,
Paul Eliot (23 days ago)
you glossed over the installation of the 2 light strings. wtf
Dame Marianne Warbah (1 month ago)
Gaddamn he sounds like John Mayer
vBinx (1 month ago)
I was tuning my guitar then suddenly just snaps😂
they took my brain (25 days ago)
Put the string on download the fender tuner app open the app go to auto tuner and start with the E turn it until it gets a little tight then go from there the 1st E the tuner gets to is the one you want if your on the e string and the tuner says its A then you tightened it to much repeat the process for each string E A D G B A
Jewelyn Macailao (1 month ago)
Ive got youre awsome strings The sound of its is cool
Jesse Lawrence (1 month ago)
I'm a noob so if i don't have one of those winders am i screwed?
Fender (1 month ago)
No, you can change your guitar strings by hand with no problem 😀
millennialz (1 month ago)
Instructions not clear step sister got pregnant
S J. (1 month ago)
millennialz Well you seem to have got the proper angle for the nut correct. So yeah... good job.
David Cook (1 month ago)
I have had my acoustic guitar for bout 4 years and have had a broken string for 3 and I watched this video and confidently restrung my guitar in minutes. Super easy and helpful thank you. Now to tune it
Will Alvarez Music (1 month ago)
I thought it's a step by step process but nooooooo :(
Kenzie Douglas (1 month ago)
I don't know what I'm doing, but the string just falls of the top☹️
william woeger (1 month ago)
You weren't clear enough about the last two strings!! You're said not to overlap with the wound up strings, but to do what with the last two??!!!!! COMMON MAN!! No friggin help...
Kloe Gaming (1 month ago)
Wow, I chucked my ukulele and guitar when the strings came off😖😢
Thangminlen Touthang (1 month ago)
Thanks for the tip.
lazo marsh (1 month ago)
cut before you wind.. ugh its so obvious. thanks Fender
Bob BobS (1 month ago)
smh, i had my guitar for atleast an hour till a string snap
Philipp m (1 month ago)
I wish I would have read the comments earlier. F... this video
JG (1 month ago)
Is it just me, or is that low E machine head extremely loose?
Ujjwal Sinha (1 month ago)
Bt truely Ibanez sounds more nice than fender and yemaha series S-2014 so I didn't named fender.. but Ibanez is much costlier comparitive to fender and yemaha series S-2014..
Baron Thundercunt (1 month ago)
What if I want to take them all off. I want to paint my guitar and i'll have to take all the strings off to do so. I need to sand back the varnish in order to apply a base layer and do the art on top before re-applying varnish. There's no way I want to do all of that around strings. Is there a way to keep the tension whilst I do all of that?
David miorgan (2 months ago)
I guess that's one way! The fender way! But please foks don't do this to a expensive Martin or Gibson! One string at a time, and tune the new string as you go! Never make huge changes to the necks of really fine guitars, subject them to the least changes you can make! Fifty years of ownership of the finest Martin, Gibson acoustic guitars!
Thomas D. Groesch (2 months ago)
Matt Stone, changin' strings...you son of a bitch!
What is a machine head?
BloodKillsJr #7 (2 months ago)
Hey bro, does it matter if I don't buy the brand of strings not same to mine?
Miku PH (2 months ago)
My E thin string broke but I just bought it😭
Kyle McClanahan (2 months ago)
4:06 - "So I'm not gonna tune em to pitch right now.. I just wanna get enough tension on 'em.. and I'll go back to tune em and stretch em later." *doesn't show you the tuning and stretching process*
Kyle McClanahan (8 days ago)
Martin Carlton hey you can read too! Can you listen as well? Because I’m referring to a direct quote the gentleman made about something he said he would show but didn’t :)
Martin Carlton (8 days ago)
The title of the video is "how to change acoustic guitar strings". Not how to stretch and tune.
ANGELofDEATH uk (16 days ago)
Wind each string to a reasonable tension as you put them on. Once all 6 new strings are on tune them all to E,A,D,G,B,E from top down then just play some chords for a couple of minutes and then re-tune all strings. Do this a few times until they stay in tune. Hope this helps
Javier Sandoval (2 months ago)
I had been changing my guitar strings the bad way all my life, thanks for this video! thumbs up
TEA AND BISCUITS (2 months ago)
Thanks
may_ lys (2 months ago)
*Important* If I don’t have a winder is it a problem...?? Pleaseee help me☹️🙏🏼
Limelight Sings (2 months ago)
Thx I accidentally tightened the string too much and it broke. So THX ALOT
Wiz Whit (3 months ago)
Thank you. My guitar string turned out great!
Hexosan17 Gaming (3 months ago)
I would not advise following the instructions in this video. It is well known that you should have the string wind over the first part of the string on the tuning peg, then every other wind below. Also, why would you want to cut the string BEFORE winding? That is not a good idea. Always wait until after winding to cut the string, and allow some slack that measures about 1 fret before winding. At least he doesn't cut all the strings at once, but still you should only do one string at a time no matter what guitar it is.
Saeid Yazdani (3 months ago)
hah pinned bridge....at least point that out at the beginning OMFG
Mtbiker 5150 (3 months ago)
I dread changing strings. Mostly because of that menace the high e
Charveljay (3 months ago)
No detail of unwound strings brah
Maximman102 n (3 months ago)
He didn't even wind it back up right, you need to pick up some of the slack from it before you put it in the peg
scott spencer (3 months ago)
Relieve tension on all strings.. remove all strings.. clean neck..frets..and use a good wood oil on feet board and s tail stock.. clean head and tuning pins.. then start to restring. After all strings on on and snug. begin tuning . play guitar..re tune and replete.
peep X (3 months ago)
Which way is “towards the string”
MiharuSanbonGu (3 months ago)
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JD Gaming (3 months ago)
do you really need a string winder? And do it by hand?
JD Gaming (3 months ago)
+Nate’s Reviews thank you
Nate’s Reviews (3 months ago)
JD Gaming no. You can do it by hand and you can get a roadie tuner and put it on string winder mode and then you get a tuner and a string winder.
Agathe Schöneberg (3 months ago)
Worst description I have ever seen in my life
Blueひらい (3 months ago)
Im scared of my guitar string
Vision Victims (3 months ago)
Good
IllegalIIght (3 months ago)
I get so scared changing string, i snapped two and both time its the 3rd string
Poosy (3 months ago)
don't precut..
Shraddha Rajput (4 months ago)
Thanks that was helpful 😊
manny makarov (4 months ago)
4:44 nut slut hehe awesome video man thanks
Jack watson (4 months ago)
Fuck you dick head
Tulika Mukhopadhyay (4 months ago)
Thank you😍
SoundlessEcho (4 months ago)
I’m such a poor guitar player that the head of my guitar looks like someone with a curly dreadlocks.
Bruce The Moose (4 months ago)
I dont even play guitar.
Donnie Darko (4 months ago)
i do it manually.. No tools need.. And i never cut the strings..
Tyron Georgetown (4 months ago)
Thanks u just saved me $30 bucks at guitar center
emberock z (4 months ago)
String severs the wood breaks... grammar, vocabulary dude
Keavin (4 months ago)
i have a problem , i just changed my guitar strings and tuned it right, but the bass string E A D doesnt sounds right or weird and it buzzes How can i fix this
Super_Squid303 (4 months ago)
Technique worked great! Make sure when you guys do this you keep the string baggy and loose and not fully stretched to the max before winding.
Manish Saini (4 months ago)
What is Guitars Model in this video.
Creeperboy and friends (4 months ago)
Is there an alternative to a string winder? Edit: Also, what is the best string for playing loud? My guitar’s stock set sounds really dull when I try to play loud, and I have to replace the high E string which broke.
ianwynne (5 months ago)
Tried following this, it's driving me crazy. The minute I start trying to turn the tuner with the string inside, the string just fires back out.
Duckman (5 months ago)
Model?
the misfit (5 months ago)
Thank you so much! I always had a hard time with the high strings, you made it so easy and straight to the point.
Sebastian Sanchez (5 months ago)
Ah yes who doesn't love unnecessary guitar playing?
CorruptedShark (5 months ago)
Its so cringe when you clip a string
kiwi (5 months ago)
I tried this shit more than 5 times. I roll that thingy for some time and I feel it's set but then all of a sudden I hear a pop sound and the string is loose again
TV2016CHANNEL (5 months ago)
"Nut slot" hehehehe
James Delaney (5 months ago)
Stupid idea to cut your old strings off in case you break a new string and have no more strings to replace it with ..don't do what I did and follow this clowns instructions
Luis Sandoval (5 months ago)
Phil Anselmo...
Vladimir Bes (1 month ago)
yeah man))
Th Linn (5 months ago)
Great video I didn't know about doing them 2 @ a time to hold tension. As an old Bast... who has been called a cheap azz before is there any benefit to be gained by only replacing strings as they break and or over stretch? New subscriber so I'll be watching keep the vidz coming thanx.
houssam ismail (5 months ago)
thanks very much
Andy (5 months ago)
Lmao he said nut
chris (6 months ago)
5:48 what was that? im confused
Sam Morales (6 months ago)
Mr clean went down the gutter damb
Nazim Raza (6 months ago)
ye guiter kitne ka aya h
alep walling (6 months ago)
is that a Fender 140sce? please reply . And what gold tuners are they?
Papa Gino Papa (6 months ago)
This is such a shit tutorial
Alec Adanglao (6 months ago)
Im actually ashamed ive ignored my guitar for 2 years im just so happy theres a video for replacing my rusty strings
guitarstringsreview (6 months ago)
Nice video. Good tips. Professional! Do you hire someone to sweep your string leavings when done?
Cayla (6 months ago)
Thank you, this was a very helpful tutorial! I replaced all six of my strings (including a broken one) for the first time today after watching this video. A+ teaching and very simple to do
Р. Ж. (6 months ago)
Thank you very match for the best video!!!
Trooper Bias (6 months ago)
I started to go towards being upset with you at first for not showing the basic string changing that was handed down from my musical heritage... Well you not only showed a faster prompt way but still come through with showing the basics of how they go back on and wound properly.  We actually were dispatched to a call yrs. back where two so called friends were in a serious fight over disagreeing of how to put guitar strings on properly..Goes to show you not every one that plays knows how to string a guitar. Any way thank you. You did help.
Danimal1978 (7 months ago)
is it really necessary to use the same bridge pin again on the same string? i just grab them randomly and put them on with any string
Marissa (7 months ago)
Uhhh one of my peg things broke
J Urry (7 months ago)
I was tracking pretty well up until that last bit of "oh, by the way" detail about overlapping the strings that are unwound but not overlapping the strings that are wound? That completely spooked me into finding a different instructional video.
XツKenKenツX (7 months ago)
Woah!! My strings got cut in half!! Wow magic!!
tleav61 (7 months ago)
Thanks man! Helped this rookie!
Sam Aimson (7 months ago)
So helpful! Thank you so much!
The Odd one (7 months ago)
This is so fuvking easy idk what I was worried for
MEhra Eil (7 months ago)
Why am i here my strings are not broken

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