#1
Is time to replace my classical guitar strings but I want to know if it is safe to put acoustic steel strings, thanks.
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#2
No.
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#4
no

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#5
well, is it nylon from start? 'cause then you'll probably break the neck and/or bridge, because then it isn't built for that kind of stress.
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#7
very much not recommended. probably is putting some stress on your neck that you don't want.
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#8
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What if you only have 2 steel strings on it? My current classical guitar has the A and D strings rocking with steel lol

They aren't steel. They look like it, but instead they are actually nylon wrapped in steel, not steel all the way through like steel strings.

Just get a set of classical nylon strings and you'll be good. Steel strings, however, will damage the guitar.

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#10
The tension added on the neck would cause damage to your saddle, bridge, neck, headstock, and eventually the body altogether. This is not a good idea as nylon and steel strings also bend differently and when you put nylon strings on a steel string guitar, the result is that the strings do not turn properly and will not hold their tuning. They make the strings specifically for different reasons. One is to go on one type of guitar and the other is to go on the other type of guitar. It would not be wise to mix them either as the tension could twist the neck.

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#11
hhmmm but i don't have the money to be buying strings right now and i want to play my guitar lol Well, I've had those 2 steel strings there since February I think.... guitar is hanging on so far. <-- had no job

@Rechord- I know. But i literally put 2 steel stirngs on mine.'

What if you're tuning is a bit lower than standard? Does that help?

There was also this time when I had all the strings tuned 1 step sharper than standard (because I have no capo, I had to tune up to make up for it). I really wanted to hear the difference and ended up keeping it tuned to.... F i think.. for about a week =P
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#12
Restring your nylon string guitar with nylon strings. If you use steel string, you will kill your guitar, and you wouldn't want that to happen, now would you?

Basically, next chance you get, buy some nylon strings, and restring with those.
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#13
Take off the steel strings ILLcoyote and put on proper nylon strings. Just because your guitar looks like it's still hanging on doesn't mean it isn't being damaged.
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#15
nope, no deal. It's doing damage to your guitar, take them off.
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What if you only have 2 steel strings on it? My current classical guitar has the A and D strings rocking with steel lol


My classical has half and half, top is steel while bottom is nylon, i think it give a very good sound with the B and e being steel
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My classical has half and half, top is steel while bottom is nylon, i think it give a very good sound with the B and e being steel


How long has it been like that? Seriously, steel strings on a classical will ruin the guitar. It may not be obvious right away, but its doing damage to it! Take them OFF!
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#18
Don't do it. A few years ago my dad put acoustic strings on an old classical we found in the attic. The neck is really warped, to the point where I don't think its even fixable.
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#20
Well basically what you do if you can't afford another guitar, you save that one and do not have half and half. That will not only warp the neck, it will twist the neck. If you have broken a string, you should loosen them all as to avoid the neck twisting. Replace the strings with what the guitar is able to handle.
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