My Guitar came with both metal and nylon strings, what replacement strings should I buy?



Asked by: Danielle Esposo

Deffinitely nylon. Ask for nylon strings. Using metal strings will damage the instrument, starting by the mechanism to install those.

Can you mix nylon and metal strings?





Yes, you can put nylon strings on a steel-string acoustic guitar, but you will run into a number of issues, from tuning stability, to tension issues, to the lack of a ball end. Nylon and steel strings may not be as divergent as night and day, but they are sufficiently distinct.

What happens if you put nylon strings on a steel string guitar?

When you put nylon strings on a steel string acoustic guitar you may experience some weirdness including: The high G, B, and E strings may be too thick for the nut slots. The strings may buzz excessively. The action may feel too low (usually goes hand-in-hand with buzzing).

Why do some guitars have steel and nylon strings?

Genre Matters



The nylon strings on classical guitars contribute to a warmer, mellower sound, which is well-suited for classical, flamenco, and folk music. An acoustic guitar with steel strings would be more well-suited for playing country, rock, bluegrass, or just about any other type of music.

Can you put nylon strings on any guitar?

In fact, yes, you can… but you can’t use “traditional” Classical/nylon guitar strings if your steel-string acoustic is like most–where your ball-end acoustic strings are held in place with bridge pins… Classical guitar strings don’t have these ball ends, and have to be tied onto the bridge. This is important to note.

Which guitar is better nylon or steel string?





“A nylon string is more flexible and under less tension at pitch, giving it a slower attack and more mellow sound, while a steel string is under much greater tension providing a faster attack and brighter sound,” adds Córdoba head luthier Enns.

Are nylon or steel strings better for beginners?

Yes, nylon strings are softer and more gently on players’ fingers, so beginners generally won’t have to worry about finger pain or developing the callouses that will help them practice pain-free.

Can you Fingerpick a steel string guitar?

While finger picking can be done on a steel stringed guitar, it is usually hard to learn on it without picking up bad habits like using the little finger of the right hand as an anchor or collapsing the wrist so it lays on the guitar body.

Are steel strings harder to play?

Steel String Guitars:



Steel string guitars, such as the Pursuit Concert, produce a sharper, crisper and louder sound which most musicians prefer. However, playing on steel strings is also harder as they need to be pressed down firmly to adequately produce sound.

Can you put silk and steel strings on a classical guitar?

Yes, classical guitars will be able to be strung with silk and steel strings, provided the classical bridge accepts them.



What happens if you put nylon strings on an electric guitar?

Nylon strings contain no metal at all. So if you put a set on your electric guitar, they will not disturb the magnetic field around the pickups. If you strum something unplugged, you’ll probably hear some very slight acoustic sound. But if you try to play through an amplifier, you get no sound at all.

Can you use a pick with nylon strings?

Yes, of course. A lot of people use a pick on a classical guitar. It’s just that traditional players will never use a pick and always play with their fingers. Nylon strings are much softer than steel strings and the attack is nothing like the latter, and pick makes them sound harsher than they’re meant to.

Can electric guitars have nylon strings?

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Can you play classical guitar with steel strings?

So while this article is clearly pro-classical guitar, is it okay to play on a steel string guitar? Absolutely. Play any type of guitar you wish! While some things might feel like they are different, enough is the same on both classical and acoustic guitar, that it’s worth diving into classical if the desire is there.

Can you put bronze strings on a classical guitar?

The answer I have found works well is to use Newtone Heritage strings . 010 to . 043 gauge. These are “normal” steel and phosphor bronze – low tension – acoustic guitar strings and are hand wound in England.

Why do nylon strings have metal?

As piiperi states, all the strings are nylon, but the lower three are wound with metal to give them more density. Without that the nylon would have to be a lot thicker. And you’ve ordered a set of strings.

Can you put nylon strings on electric guitar?

But can you put nylon acoustic strings on an electric guitar? The answer to this one is no. All steel strings for acoustic guitars have a steel core, even if that core is wrapped in bronze or an alloy.



Can you use a pick with nylon strings?

Yes, of course. A lot of people use a pick on a classical guitar. It’s just that traditional players will never use a pick and always play with their fingers. Nylon strings are much softer than steel strings and the attack is nothing like the latter, and pick makes them sound harsher than they’re meant to.

Will a guitar pickup work with nylon strings?

Magnetic pickups work by creating a magnetic field in which a string made of a magnetically sensitive material vibrates. Nylon is not a magnetically sensitive material, and therefore doesn’t give very good results with magnetic pickups.

Can we put nylon strings on an acoustic guitar?

However, some manufacturers build Nylon strings with a string ball for you to use on both electric and acoustic guitars. Both D’Addario and Ernie Ball have Nylon string models with ball ends that allow you to use them on other guitars. So, not much of a problem, just an inconvenience.

When should I replace nylon strings?

If you play hard or play often, then change them about every 3 to 4 months. If you don’t play that hard and don’t play that regularly then change them about every 6 months. Some gigging bassists will put a fresh set on before every gig!



How do you strum a nylon string guitar?

But just lightly touch the strings with this hand don't clamp it down just touch them and now with this hand what you want to do is just poke out one finger.