I recently pulled out this really cheap guitar and tuned it up to start playing. My friend who is a guitarist recommended that I replace the cheap plastic strings with steel strings for a better sound. I bought .11 to .52 steel strings but I am struggling to insert them into the guitar. I have also removed the plastic strings and have no idea if and how to temporarily put them back so I can continue playing. Help! How do I re string this guitar! I haven’t found any help at all on the internet, hope someone can answer my question.
General rule is - don't put steel strings on a classical guitar.
- You'll ruin the neck, unless it has a truss-rod you can adjust.
- If the bridge is meant to have the strings tied on rather than ball-end, you'll struggle.
Broadly speaking 'classical' & 'folk' guitars are different beasts & the strings cannot be interchanged.
BTW, the distinction is not "cheap plastic" vs "expensive steel" the two are made for entirely different purposes.