Every guitar player has to do it. Some like it more than others. But there’s an art to changing guitar strings that many guitarist don’t know about.
After decades of changing guitar strings on both my acoustic guitar and my electric guitar, on my own guitars as well as my customer’s guitars, I’ve learned quite a few secrets that I think you’ll find interesting.
Most any guitarist is familiar with the name Les Paul. Although he was an excellent jazz and blues guitarist, his legacy was cemented by another one of his great skills: guitar-making. He made his first guitar in 1940 in the Epiphone guitar factory. This venture eventually led to the Epiphone Les Paul LP-100.
Action on a guitar is often described by most guitarist as its “playability”. Technically speaking, the action of a guitar is the distance between the string and the frets. If it’s too high, you need to lower an acoustic guitar’s action.
Designed back in 1954 by Leo Fender, the “stratocaster” has become ubiquitous among all electric guitar players across the world. Almost everybody is familiar with the look of the Fender Squier Stratocaster and it has been played by some of the best guitarist in the world.