Changing Guitar Strings on an Electric Guitar

Restringing a guitar is probably one of the first guitar maintenance skills a guitarist learns. Whether you're changing the whole set or just replacing a single guitar string, here are the basics to restring an electric guitar.

Fender® Style Guitars

How to change guitar strings on Fender® style guitars

Fender Stratocasters® and Fender Telecaster® style guitars, including most guitars with the tuning pegs on one side of the headstock and that are strung through the guitar's body.

Gibson® Style Guitars

How to change guitar strings on Gibson® style guitars

Including most guitars with three tuning pegs on one each side of the headstock and that are strung using a bridge and tail piece (tune-o-matic bridges).