When it comes to the subject of the best guitar strings for beginners in my opinion Its all about the “Feel”!
I have been playing guitar for over 20 years, so its a little hard to remember when i starting playing. I guess i’ll have to jug my memory for this post …. LOL..
I was so confused when i first starting playing I have no idea of what was good what was not,or even what i liked other than the music i liked to listen to.
When I started i remember finding an acoustic in a hall closet, it had been there for years, it was in fact my mothers. Her friend from had given her this guitar as a gift some time before ( I found out latter ). to me it was a like finding a treasure, it had no strings and was entirely forgotten about. What a find! i thought. And thus began my journey :-).
So there I was a good old guitar and no strings. I knew there was music store in town , but it was good bit away from the house and I liked to ride my bike, perfect ! I did some work around the house to earn enough money to get my first set of strings. $4.00 was all needed back then. Funny to think how little they costed all those years ago.
Anyway, after completing some weed pulling and taking out of the garbage my parents were willing to let go of the whopping $4.00 bucks i convinced them that I needed and was driven to earn, Hey I had a goal ! I had to PLAY! So off went to the local music store and there I faced with the more questions then I had Anticipated.
I couldn’t believe all the different types of strings that were there steel,bronze and nylon electric, Heavy, medium, light the list as kept on growing. One of the store Attendees Seeing my eyes wide open and Growing larger All the time, ask if I need any help a ” yeah I have an old acoustic guitar , but I’m not sure what the strings to get for it, He suggested a set of D’Addarios.
I raced home and install them as quick as I could. And anyone know how tune it but i was going to give it my best. “Zen in your mind and a shot” my Brother used to say. Who the hell knows what that’s supposed to mean. I guess I got a little sidetracked there.
Any way back to the main point. What I found From playing guitars all these years is in the beginning it’s better to use a light gauge string . Because you haven’t developed your hand Strength yet and playing a stringed instrument requires a lot of hand strength.
Over the years I have also developed a preference to bronze and strings for acoustic guitar. I found I really enjoyed the warm tone that bronze strings produce. And I found that bronze strings also wear down the frets less as you play overtime.
There’s nothing wrong with steel strings I use them for quite some time as well. Part of the process of learning what you like is experimenting with different types of string. And I did plenty of that. So as far as I’m concerned I would recommend a light gauge bronze stirring.
Here are few Acoustic Guitar String suggestions to start you off…
Here are some D’Addario Light Bronze strings.
Great Bright and warm tone!
Also good for beginners devolving finger strength!
I have played on these strings as well, you can expect to get a
brilliant warm and bright tone with these as well!
are well worth the difference in price in terms of longevity. The
POLYWEB coating protects the string from corrosion, without
It’s an old trick of seasoned player who play bends on an
acoustic. There electric strings how ever using electric
strings on an Acoustic will make your hands very happy!
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