Update (8 May 2009): Wow–this method of stringing really works great! I finally got to the point where it was time to put new strings on my Martin, and I copied the method shown in the video below (‘cept I don’t have a fancy motor winder–yet…). The strings wrapped around the tuning pegs as neat as can be, with just the right number of wraps. Waaaaay better than any of my previous restringing jobs…

Buddy sent me a link to this cool video (below) from Taylor Guitars on how to restring your guitar. Heaven knows I could use some guidance in that area. I’ve restrung my guitars several times but by the time I need to do my next restringing, I’ve forgotten all the things I’d learned the last time I did it.

It’s not that there’s a shortage of resources that tell you how to do it, and to my own credit, I’ve never had a problem with one of my restringing jobs, but it never looks quite as neat as I’d like, either.

At any rate, watch the video to see a pro in action. Makes me want to give it a whirl, even though my strings don’t need replacing yet…

BTW, in case you’re curious, I’m using Elixir 80/20 Bronze Light Nanoweb strings right now. The next restringing will be with Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light Nanoweb strings (just because I want to see if I can tell the difference).

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