Guitar Repair & Maintenance

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Acoustic or Classical Guitar

The strings on your acoustic steel string or classical guitar have a major impact on its sound and playability. If you’ve taken a look at Musician’s Friend's huge assortment of guitar strings, you’ve likely realized that there’s a lot to consider in figuring out which strings are right for you and your instrument. We’ve written this guide with the details you need to find the strings that best match your guitar and playing style. Read on for helpful advice about choosing the right strings for acoustic or classical guitar.

Tech Tip: How to Get the Best Guitar Setup

You finally bought that guitar you've been eyeing for a long time. You open the case, gently remove it from its plush cradle, and hold it in your arms. A fresh pick in your fingers, you begin an elegant and complex arpeggio that ranges across the fretboard. Suddenly, right in the middle of the run, the strings start buzzing. You check your technique and it's fine. So what's the problem?

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Electric Guitar

Need help finding the best strings for your electric guitar? Musician's Friend will help you pick the right set for you and your guitar.

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Bass Guitar

Need help figuring out which bass strings to buy? We'll help you pick the right set for you and your bass.

Tech Tip: How to Install Gibson Pickups in Epiphone Guitars

Hot Rod your Epiphone with Genuine Gibson Pickups. Do It Yourself!

6 Top Humbucker Pickups to Supercharge Your Guitar Sound

A look at some of our most popular aftermarket humbucking guitar pickups.

Hands-On Review: D’Addario NB Nickel Bronze Strings

We take D’Addario’s latest premium acoustic guitar strings for a test drive on a not-so-premium guitar.

Taking the Mystery Out of Guitar Setup

How to restring your guitar and adjust its truss rod, action and intonation like a pro.

Humbucker vs. Single-Coil Pickups Explained

How they work and sound and what to consider when choosing guitar pickups.

Mods to Give your Guitar a Whole New Voice

These guitar tweaks offer big payoffs in expanding your musical palette.

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