What type of strings would you typically use on an acoustic?


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2012-01-03 01:25:37
2012-01-03 01:25:37

You would use nyloon strings.

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You can play an abundance amount of songs on the acoustic guitar actually. You can play classical, country, or the blues. Depends on the type of strings that you will use on your acoustic. Nyloon strings work best with classical slow songs.

Well, from my experience i personally like electric guitar strings on an acoustic guitar because i like the type of tone it gives the acoustic. it all depends on if you like the sound of it.

There are six(6) strings just like any normal guitar of any type.

yes it does you really need to have the right strings for your guitar depending on what type it is If you own an acoustic guitar, you need "acoustic guitar strings". If you own a classical guitar, you need "classical guitar strings" or "nylon strings". An electric guitar needs "electric guitar strings". And a bass guitar needs "bass guitar strings".

There are two main types of acoustic guitars when talking about strings. Classical guitar - uses nylon strings Steel strung guitar - self explanatory. (Balls on end of string to hold end of string with a peg.

Usually the most expensive! Seriously though, you need to know what type of guitar you have and acoustic/electric are two type not one. I will assume you mean semi-acoustic which means you have and accoustic. Starting from the top you can either have electric or an acoustic. if its acoustic you can have two types of strings. One being steel string and the other being nylon stings. Just make sure the guitar was made for the strings you put on as it can bend the neck of the guitar if they are the wrong ones. Classical guitars are always nylon strings. If you have and electric guitar then you need electric guitar strings. Now the only other real variation other than gimick strings like the wax coated steel strings for accoustic guitars is what gauge your strings are. Gauge is how much tension the strings will need to form the note that you are tuning to. I would advise finding out first from a experienced person as to what gauge you should use as using the wrong one on the wrong guitar can be disasterous. Hope this helps!

An acoustic guitar has bronze wound steel strings, a classical guitar has nylon strings. also the classical guitar has a wider neck. A standard acoustic guitar has a slimmer neck. nylon strings are more crisp sounding, steel strings have a twang when played. SongScouting: A classical guitar is a type of acoustic guitar. A guitar is acoustic or electric. An acoustic guitar may be nylon strung or steel strung. A 12 String Guitar is also an acoustic guitar as it is not electric (unless you install pickups). A classical guitar does, indeed, have a wider neck.

Some are plain nylon while others, like the lower strings, are wrapped in some type of metal.

If by "classic acoustic guitar" you mean the small bodied, slotted-headstock type of guitar commonly called simply a "classical" guitar, the answer is an emphatic NO. Any type of steel strings on a true classical guitar will ruin it. Classical guitars must be strung with nylon or gut strings only.

Many artists use electric strings on Acoustic instruments as they have a slightly different tone. You can use any electric string on an Acoustic, but it's always preferred to have all strings on the instrument of the same type - in other words, either use all Acoustic or all Electric, don't mix.

An acoustic guitar produces sound via the "sound hole" cut out in the wood under the strings on the main part of the guitar. This is a nice acoustic sound. For a fuller, higher volume and amplitude sound, with the same acoustic-type sound one would would a semi-acoustic. This is an acoustic guitar that has the same kind of volume boost built in, as one would find on an electric guitar. It is important to note that the sound made with a semi-acoustic is still quite different from an electric guitar, even though one would need an amp to play the semi-acoustic.

Yes, certainly. There is no real difference between an acoustic and an acoustic-electric. The acoustic electric merely has a pickup or microphone built-in so you can use an amplifier to get a bigger sound (or to apply effects.) There are some things that are passed off as acoustic electric, which are actually just electrics: they have an acoustic-like body, but are filled with something so they don't work without amplification: these usually require special strings. Likewise, there are thin acoustic-electrics like the old Gibson jazz, which use very light gauge strings. But these strings are only different from flat-top acoustic strings in gauge. If you are talking about taking strings which are gauged for one type of guitar to use on a different type of guitar which requires a different gauge set, though, be careful: if the electric, for instance, is gauged for extra light strings and you put mediums or heavies on it, you risk ruining the electric. Likewise, you can put too-light strings on any guitar, and get floppy strings which are hard to play in tune and keep in tune. Further, if you have an archtop like the new Godin Kingpin with a P90 style magnetic pickup in it or any acoustic with a magnetic soundhole pickup, then your best bet as I have found out so far is the GHS White Bronze strings which sound almost like acoustic strings but are made from a magnetic alloy that works well with magnetic pickups. Phosphur Bronze strings are wrapped in Phosphur Bronze which means that only the steel core of the string is picked up by the pickup. I found this out the hard way. The manufacturer told me to use regular electric guitar strings on the Kingpin but I wanted a bit of the Gypsy jazz acoustic sound. Regular electric strings were really too quiet unamplified. The White Bronze are the best bet I think.

It all depends on what type of acoustic guitar it is, if its a classical then its nylon strung, steel strung acoustics can use the same strings as an electric. Some people prefer "bronze" strings for their acoustic. May 2013 As a side note, It is important to understand strings and acoustic/classical guitars. Classical or palor guitars are best suited using nylon strings since most do not have truss rods in the neck. Therefore keeps the string tension less and not an aid in warping the neck. DO NOT put steel strings on a Classical guitar! Nylon strings also create a warmer more inviting sound for the style of music played. A classical guitar has a slotted headstock not solid and tuning keys are in a downward position. Bronze Phospher strings are best suited for a standard acoustic guitar which Notably has a solid headstock with horizontal tuning keys. These guitars generally have an adjustable truss rod in the neck and aid in support of the string tension pull. Bronze strings allow a less pull on the neck while allowing ease of tuning and a somewhat brighter sound that nylon and warmer than steel. Steel strings can be used on a standard acoustic, but I don't recommended using them. There are many style and gauge strings available for all guitars, when in doubt go to your local music store and ask for help, its free, with the purchase of a set of strings.

if you are taking about the guage of strings it depends on what you prefer. if you want them to bend easily go light. pick medium if you want them to be heavier.

Acoustic guitar strings are approximately 8mm apart, though it can vary slightly based on the type of neck. Electric guitars are around 7mm apart, again varying neck widths and special 7 and 8 string guitars may be closer together.

Try putting the DT38N/S nylon or steel strings on your Cortez acoustic guitar. (Just adding to your answer and partially answering my own question) with further study the guitar seems to match the jazz type it has the steel bridge at the end and is fairly small in size so gypsy jazz stings should work given the bronze and nylon don't sound right

If it is a classical guitar (usually smaller body, and a "slotted" headstock) you must use nylon strings on it, sold in sets. Steel strings will destroy a classical guitar. If it is a standard guitar (larger body, and ordinary "tuners" on the headstock) it is designed for steel strings. If you are a beginner, you may want to start with "light" gauge strings, but if you already play fairly well, the best tone comes from medium gauge strings. Steel strings are also sold in sets in any music store.

I've never heard of an electric nylon string guitar , so anyone correct me if I'm wrong but acoustic strings all the way. however.. if you got a pickup system that is in the top left of the guitar assuming you're right handed acoustic strings for sure nylon , well the bridge would be kind of different where you'd tie the strings to the bridge , if that is the case nylon all the way. It's tough to answer some questions on here without photos, google the brand , series and model number if you have it written / stamped somewhere on the guitar , if not strings are like 5$ , if you bring it to a shop they'll tell you in two seconds.

Electric guitars are easier to learn on because the strings are less demanding and easier to press. I would have to play devils advocate to that answer� I learned on acoustic and loved it because once I got that then all other guitars seem easier. You have to have more patients though to learn on an acoustic because the strings are heavier and harder to press/control. Your fingers will take a beating but once the hard forms and you can fluidly move them then its great. Really depends on what type of music you want to play. Finger picking is easier to learn on a acoustic but power chords are easier to learn on an electric.

The acoustic guitar is usually classified as a "string" instrument.

Hey, An acoustic guitar can have 4 strings (bass) or 6 strings (normal acoustic) or 12 strings ... a 6 string guitar has a tuning of E,A,D,G,B,E, and a 12 string guitar has a tuning of E,E,A,A,D,D,G,G,B,B,E,E ... In additon to this there are many other tunings such as dadgag and drop d etc. as long as there is a guitar in a particular song, you can preety much play it on your guitar. but most electrics have like 22 or 24 frets and many guitar solos are played on the 2nd octave (i.e. 12th to 24th fret) and acoustic guitars usually dont have 22 as long as you're tuned right and have sufficent frets , its possible to play any song..

An Electric Acoustic Guitar is an acoustic guitar with the addition of a pickup or transducer that enables plugging it in to an amplifier. Type your answer here...

The term acoustic guitar in general do not refer to classical guitar. A typical guitar has narrower neck and steel string, classical guitar has wider neck and nylon string SongScouting: Guitars are either acoustic or electric. A classical (sometimes called "folk") guitar is a type of acoustic guitar with a wider neck (for easier fingering with the right hand). An acoustic guitar can come nylon or steel strung. Note: never string a nylon guitar with steel strings or you may snap the neck.

I personally like the gold strings.

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