Changing Guitar Strings

If your strings appear dirty or produce a dull sound, replace them with new ones. It is recommended that you change them one at a time to keep string tension on the neck.
When changing guitar strings, be sure to replace with similar gauge strings (see chart below).

If you replace with a different string gauge, a truss rod adjustment may be required. We recommend a qualified guitar technician to handle this. Consult the Support page of the website for more information on factory string gauges and more.

Mitchell Guitars String Gauges

How To Change Strings

Loosen the tension on your current strings. Then, using a string puller/peg winder, pull the bridge pins from the bridge and remove the strings.

Place the new string in the bridge pin hole. Re-insert the bridge pin while pulling the string to remove any slack.

Pull the string up across the fretboard and thread through the tuning machine. Hold the bridge pins in place for each string while tuning to pitch; this will eliminate the bridge pins being pulled out of place by string tension.

Changing Guitar Strings