How to Change a Classical Guitar String

by Arturo Álvarez

"Oh, no! One of my guitar strings just broke! What can I do?"... Don't worry! Learn how to replace it step by step.


  • Nylon guitar strings
  • Wire cutter pliers
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Let's learn how to replace a guitar string easily.

    Step 2

    I don't like nor need the string tassel, so I cut it off.

    Step 3

    Insert one of the ends of the string in the bridge hole. Leave an 'excess' of 1.5 inches from the bridge.

    Step 4

    Tie a knot in the string. (See next step).

    Step 5

    Tying a knot is easy!

    Step 6

    Keep crossing the string over itself. Two more 'crossings' will be enough.

    Step 7

    We are halfway! Now, insert the remaining end of the string in the top bridge.

    Step 8

    The same 'excess' of 1.5 inches will be enough.

    Step 9

    Cross the string over itself, pointing toward you.

    Step 10

    Flip the string under itself. Thus, it will remain tied while we turn the tuning peg.

    Step 11

    Turn the tuning peg, keeping an eye on the string, so it doesn't get untied.

    Step 12

    See how the string itself is what keeps it tied?

    Step 13

    A few more turns and that's it!

    Step 14

    We are almost done! Finally, tune up the string and cut off the leftover.

    Step 15

    ... of both ends. And it's done!

    Step 16

    Beautiful, isn't it?