Care & Feeding | String Changing
Ensure that your instrument sounds at its best by changing the strings every 1-3 months depending on how frequent you use your instrument. Changing your strings religiously will alleviate you from problems such as intonation and buzzing. Custom Series and Private Collection guitars are strung best with Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze Light 0.012-0.053. Elite Series acoustic guitars are strung with D’Addario EXP 16. Maestro Classicals and Ukuleles are strung with Aquila Super Nylgut strings.
• Lie your instrument on a stable and clean surface free from anything that may scratch the instrument. You can use headrest to secure your instrument on the table. • Be careful when removing old strings from the machine heads. The tip can easily pierce the skin if caution is not exercised. • Exercise extra caution when using a sharp tool when removing the bridge pins such as cutter or fliers to prevent damaging or cutting the head of the bridge pins. • We recommend that you use the same string gauge for a different string gauge might require a setup. Consult your guitar technician whenever you are changing to a different string gauge. • Using a thicker string gauge may affect the structural integrity of your instrument. Consult your technician before stringing your instrument with a thicker string gauge. • If your instrument is equipped with an under saddle transducer such as L.R. Baggs Element, do not remove the saddle. Improper placement of the saddle may cause an imbalance pickup sound. • Make sure to cut the strings before winding to prevent scratching the headstock.