How long does it take you to change strings?

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rinneby
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Re: How long does it take you to change strings?

Post by rinneby » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:02 am

About 20 min tops I would say.

/Jon
1965 - Masaru Kono No.5
1975 - Atushi Nakamura No.15
1977 - Kuniharu Nobe No.15
1996 - Masaru Kohno Maestro

Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese classical guitars.

StevSmar
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Re: How long does it take you to change strings?

Post by StevSmar » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:18 am

30-60 minutes. I've never timed myself.

Sometimes a day if I clean and linseed Oil the fretboard.
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Steven from Winnipeg

Vincent Tan
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Re: How long does it take you to change strings?

Post by Vincent Tan » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:03 am

The process can be very quick if you have these string tie beads:

https://www.stringsbymail.com/images/string_tie.jpg

Tying the strings on the bridge part becomes extremely easy wit these.
It also gets rid of the risk of damaging the guitar from a string getting unknotted when tuning. I also have the strings to be 'strectched' when tying on the tuning machines having no allowance, so It just takes a couple turns of the machine heads to stretch the strings into tension. Takes me about 10-15 mins to change strings including light dusting and cleaning. I change once or twice a month.

jamma
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Re: How long does it take you to change strings?

Post by jamma » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:19 pm

Interesting, I've never seen string tie beads before, I might have to buy some and see how they work. Although with an electric string winder I'm already around 3 mins per string which is probably fast enough for me.

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