That's VERY interesting, Vlog.GuitarVlog wrote:The myth most likely originated from a skewing of what is indeed sound advice on all TAILPIECE instruments (violins, cellos, arch-top guitars): if you take all the strings off, the bridge falls off!
Which is probably why Mr. Cumpiano said that it IS sound advice for those types of instruments (i.e. less hassle if you let the tailpiece sit tight). I doubt it has any actual damaging effect even on those instruments.Tarbaby wrote:The problem was that when the bridge was off, there was no pressure holding the sound post in place inside the instrument.
Yamaha tech services doesn't recommend hard-tension strings for either of my Yamahas (both of which have lifetime warranties). I string them with hard-tension Savarez anyway.KeMe wrote:I just looked at the warranty pamphlet that came with my Alhambra and it advises against taking off all of the strings at one time. I suppose that if any damages occur because of it, then the warranty wouldn't cover the damage.
William Cumpiano, whose book launched many other luthiers, isn't good enough?Prominent Critic wrote:Really, wouldn't a luthier here be able to give a reasoned opinion.
That is the good thing you caught it. Although may sound like a harmless thing to do it may still cancel your warranty.KeMe wrote:I just looked at the warranty pamphlet that came with my Alhambra and it advises against taking off all of the strings at one time. I suppose that if any damages occur because of it, then the warranty wouldn't cover the damage.
Pretty much in the same boat. I do not mind changing strings one by one, except I do like the fingerboard and frets to be very clean. Which makes it virtually impossible when changing one string at a time. So it is like "damage" or clean, which is it ?Prominent Critic wrote:Well, I was looking for a consensus, but in any case, what was the "conclusion?" I have always changed them one string at a time, and tune up as I go along, but I would still like to hear opinions from various luthiers on the subject.
I think all the luthiers here have probably got a bit bored with this topic. Suffice to say, I've never come across a luthier who thought taking all the strings off at once was a problem on a classical guitar.Prominent Critic wrote:Really, wouldn't a luthier here be able to give a reasoned opinion. Where are you all hiding?