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Changing old Guitar Strings

Electric Guitar String Gauges

Lite gauge
.009 for the first -E string.

Regular to heavy gauges
.010, .011 for first - E string

Acoustic Guitar String Gauges
Custom Lite and lite gauge
.011 or .012
for first E - string

Medium to heavy gauge

.013 first - E -string

When buying guitar strings, most people will use the gauge size of the first E string as a reference guide for the whole pack. In other words, if you go to a music store and ask for ( 9's ), the clerk will know that you want .009 lite electric guitar strings.

Most beginners should start with a light gauge string. As your fingers become stronger and more callused, you could move up to a thicker gauge if desired. A thicker gauge will produce a deeper tone that some guitarists prefer.

However, keep in mind that a thicker string will be harder to press and bend. You will figure out your favorite brand with a little trial and error. A few popular favorites of mine and many other guitarists are:

Elixer
Martin
Dean Markley
Fender
Ernie Ball
D'Addario


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