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How to install classical guitar strings

Issue 240 April 09, 2015

Learn the right way to install nylon strings so they don’t stretch for a month before you can start playing.
Brazilian luthier Rodrigo Gomes visits Dan Erlewine’s shop and sets up a classical guitar for Dan to start learning to play bossa nova.
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About the guitar in this video: Dan loves this used classical guitar he found locally. It seems to be handmade in Mexico, and Dan wants to learn some new playing styles on it.

blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkString height specs for bossa nova
  • checkmarkFiling the bridge saddle to lower the action
  • checkmarkTying on nylon classical strings at the bridge and tuning machines
  • checkmarkBossa Nova thumb picking style