Can I put the D'addario EJ32 Folk Nylon Strings on my Steel String Acoustic Guitar? If not, what can be my alternative? I haven't tried doing so and i'm scared since I might be wasting a pack of strings but I have seen people online do it already. Right now, I am using the D'addario Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge strings but I would still like a more mellow sound that the classical guitar would provide? What should I do?


Unless it has an adjustable truss-rod, I wouldn't.

The tension will be considerably less than steel strings & as a consequence the neck will start to drop backwards.
The action will probably already be too low the first day you put them on, & a fortnight later will probably be nothing but buzz.

Even with an adjustable truss-rod, you might find the action comes out too low, as the bridge & nut heights will have been cut for firmer, thinner strings.

As pointed out in comments - you may have difficulty in even getting them to attach. Nylon strings tend to tie on, steel have a ball-end.

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    I'm not sure you can even get the strings on. Most nylon strings need to be "tied" whereas steel string have a ball at the end. The guitar may have different bridge and tail piece set up too. – ggcg Nov 9 at 16:02
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    I hadn't considered that - I suppose you could knot the ends & trap them in - but that's indeed adding one more to the "why you don't want to do this" list ;) – Tetsujin Nov 9 at 16:04
  • agreed.......... – ggcg Nov 9 at 16:10
  • Folk daddarios are ball end. Not like it's a good idea, but if he really wanted to... – Lyd Nov 9 at 19:21
  • my guitar has an adjustable trust rod and btw the strings im talking about are ball end :> but if you all say that its not exactly a good idea then i might as well not then – Louise Nov 10 at 12:55

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