They say it dulls down the tone. You can still do all the percussion, hammer ons and slides, bends etc on a nylon but it just sounds different. I use them on my acoustics cause I like the brighter tone for a longer period of time. Actually with the thicker gauge strings for drop C, what would be the lowest tuning you can go to that does not sound bad / causes fret buzz because the strings are too loose? I figure looking at a 7 string guitar is too complicated, especially with all the tuning and theory so that is for another time. Ease of playing. If this does work, would it be bad for the guitar in any way? Good strings, but pricey. I'm a newb and I broke my high e string so I was wondering, what's the best brand of guitar strings? If you have guitar related questions, use the "Search" field or ask the community. Not learning strumming properly is maybe akin to not practicing your left hand on the piano. IIRC he plays a steel strung. However, in the long term, the sound you're probably looking for is an acoustic sound. Steel WILL ruin your nails very fast and unless you practice a lot your fingers will take forever to get used to it. Pretty much what guitar should i get and what strings. Something about the oils from my hands ruins elixirs almost immediately. Does this work much better on an acoustic? [EDIT] Thanks everyone I got Regular slinkys and they sound great. My first question is what do you recommend for a second guitar? Tuning. The measurement bit you'll need to watch out for is the scale length. Used Elixirs for years. There are also plenty of guides online. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Maybe .11-.56s since your low string will be a C but everything else will correspond to D standard. If you have guitar related questions, use the "Search" field or ask the community. I'm fine with learning classical guitar if it's beneficial to working towards sungha jung's style eventually (I just stopped classical piano classes after 5 years, so I'm fairly fond of classical music). If you plan to play fingerstyle you'll be faced with 3 choices in how you pluck the strings. I'll have to try your the Tony Rice Monel strings though. I was initially drawn to them because I sweat a lot when I play. I love how the coating feels- it makes it really easy to slide around different chord shapes. However, after using them for a few years now, every other string sounds like it's lacking something. If you plan to play fingerstyle you'll be faced with 3 choices in how you pluck the strings. I thought I had a bad batch, or that Amazon did, started buying them at a local shop. I use NYXL strings. When I was first starting out, Ernie Ball Super Slinky's (.9-.42 I think?) So D Standard is D G C F A d right? Press J to jump to the feed. As far as string gauge, I have a 25.5" guitar tuned to C standard that uses .12-.56 strings. Tried them out and honestly didn't really like how they felt. Amazingly enough, I've never broken a string where with regular ernie balls, I used to break them once a month. I love them. I would’t imagine the difference would be very large at all because i know the strings have to vibrate and the length/tightness/thickness of the string all account to a certain sound coming out, so there would have to be some set out spacing that also includes player comfort as well. So I would imagine somewhere in that ballpark for you. Even once strings are stretched they will react greatly to temperature changes. Recently, I watched some videos by sungha jung, and got motivated to start guitar. I'd use them if they didn't have such stupid (i.e. I started playing guitar about a month ago and have always struggled with the D chord. Welcome to r/guitar, a community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment. You can use your nails (classical and flamenco players do this), your fingers itself (This takes a long time to stop hurting on an acoustic and you'll never get that really bright sound), or finger picks (I find them very uncomfortable). This is a forum where guitarists, from novice to experienced, can explore the world of guitar through a variety of media and discussion. I am also curious if different guitars have slightly different lengths of the neck so you need specific strings for a certain guitar. The best acoustic guitar strings for beginners are strings that will assist in making it easier to play the guitar and that will minimize finger soreness. Plus a steel string will further help build hand strength and calluses which will improve your playing. I'd start with a steel strung guitar. It's pretty awesome for me at least. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. There are many factors to consider. The community is open to all people of all styles! Also with getting thicker gauge strings for drop C, can i tune up to drop D or would that most likely break the strings? Unfortunately unacceptable for me. Which is fine if you like your strings a little slinky. A classical body starts after the 12th fret. Best strings for a Tele. A classical will need constant retuning. My second question is which thickness for the strings should i go with? A subreddit dedicated to learning guitar. My ring finger always mutes the first string and no matter how long I take to position my fingers, even if I put them on one at a time very carefully, I can't get the first string to ring out. There is only one set of twelves and they have a wound G string. A lot of purists don’t like coated strings. I do not know any songs in C standard so i do not think i would need to go that low so i would not down tune all the strings at any point. Doesn't do it for me as much on electric so I save the few bucks and use D'Addario. Gibson Brite Wires. You also need new strings more often. My question: Should I start with a classical guitar or a steel stringed acoustic guitar? Sound. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Once you’re in fully electric territory, you may as well try out the strings from … An acoustic travel better (IMHO) The right hand. And Drop C is C G C F A d. If i capo the second fret, i should get E A D G B e and D A D G B e i think. Welcome to r/guitar, a community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment. So I … And if you don't but can only get your hands on a 24.75" guitar, you can just go up a string gauge to compensate. I'll briefly elaborate: Neck width. An acoustic travel better (IMHO). However, an acoustic will always sound "brighter" because its strings are metal. They sound better, feel better, and last longer in my anecdotal experience. The right hand. I've switched between Ernie Ball and D'Addario several times. Anyways....... so if you could help me out with these questions i would really appreciate it. Don't ignore the full breadth of techniques. I read that there are different types of strings and thicknesses, with different feels and such. You really just gotta try things out, I doubt you'd be able to find the best fit for yourself without feeling them yourself. Thanks for your reply! And Sungha plays a variety of genres too. You get to play higher up the neck on an acoustic. I've only been playing for a year and a half but part of the journey is finding what strings you like. Welcome to r/guitar, a community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment. So i did some research and learned that thicker gauge strings are required for tuning an electric guitar to drop C. I decided to buy another guitar so i can have one in standard/drop D and the other for drop C. Right now i use a jackson js22 which i feel is pretty nice for a beginner guitar and is not too pricey.