If you are going to learn to play a guitar then you need to know how to take care of it. This means learning how to clean it and to change out the strings when they are worn out. After a lot of playing the strings will lose the sound that we enjoy to listen to and they will also become rusted over. All of the sweat and dirt from your fingers will build up over time and require that you replace them.
The first thing you need to do when restringing your guitar is to loosen up the low E string. As you turn the peg clockwise you will feel the tension in the string lessen. Once it is very loose you can push it out of the hole and remove the bride pin using pliers. This will allow you to remove the string. This process should be done for each string that needs to be replaced.
Before you can even think about putting the new ones on you need to clean off the guitar – especially the neck. All you need is a mild soap and lukewarm water. Use a soft rag to wipe it down and make sure to dry it completely afterwards. To give it a shine you can use guitar polish.
When putting on the new string you are going to start back at the low E. This will be the thickest string of the bunch. You will need to place the ball end of the string inside of the hold and secure it into place with the bridge pin. It is important that you line up the groove inside of the bridge pin with the string.
Holding the other end of the guitar string you will need to pull it up to the tuning pegs. Push it through the hole into the low E peg. You should not pull it taut because you need enough room to wind it up and wrap it around the tuning peg. To tighten it you will turn the tuning peg counter clockwise. This will be repeated with all of the strings.