Determining Guitar String Gauges

I just bought a new guitar and its about time to swap out the strings. So that I don't mess up the existing setup I want to stick with the same size strings that are currently on it. How do I determine what gauge they are?


I just bought a new 12 string guitar and had the same problem.  The music store told me what came on the guitar so I just bought another set like them.  If you can't get this information, get a set of calipers and measure the diameter of each string and then go to a music store and look on the back of the string packages. The diameters are usually listed there.

If still in doubt, try light gauge.   Also: Check out Tip 130  and Tip 221.

Bob, Gman ( o )==#



HOME                         BACK TO CARE & PRESERVATION TIPS