What are guitar strings made of? - ProProfs Discuss
Topics-
Products +
     

What are guitar strings made of?

What are guitar strings made of?

Change Image    Delete

Asked by L. Gibson, Last updated: Dec 21, 2018

+ AnswerRequest Answer
1
...

2 Answers

D. Ronald

D. RonaldWriter, Austin
Writer, Austin

Answered on Dec 21, 2018

Guitar strings are either made of nylon or stainless steel and both of these strings produce different sounds. Nylon is more likely a plastic string and does not rust, unlike stainless steel strings that will develop rust in the long run especially if you have clammy hands. Nylon strings are more gentle to the fingers than steel strings thus the choice of people who want to learn how to play this instrument.

Some acoustic guitars also have nickel-plated steel or pure nickel strings. The type of string has an effect on the sound the guitar is producing so some guitar players have their own preference depending on their music style.

 Reply

M. Kennedy

M. KennedyWeb Content Writer, Denver
Web Content Writer, Denver

Answered on Jul 18, 2018

Steel string acoustic guitar strings and electric guitar strings are made of metal. Modern classical guitar strings are made of nylon and nylon wound with wire, which produces a different sound to the metal strings. The invention of the electric guitar in the 20th century forced string makers to experiment with strings made of metals, such as bronze, nickel, and steel. There are three main types of guitar strings.

These are nylon for classical and folk guitars, bronze for acoustic guitars, and steel/nickel used for electric guitars. Until the early 1900's, all guitar strings were made of animal gut, and were referred to as "gut strings."

 Reply

Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer

Email Sent
We have sent an email to your address "" with instructions to reset your password.