#1
Hey all, I'm pretty new to playing the guitar and I bought my first acoustic from a friend recently. I can find a lot of instructions on changing strings (it's hardly been used at all, but he's had it for a few months and I imagine the strings will need changing sooner or later from what the internet tells me) and they seem simple to follow but I'm not 100% sure how they apply to my guitar.

The bridge seems to have a permanent plastic cover over the top of it, like so: http://oi53.tinypic.com/iftnrs.jpg
http://oi51.tinypic.com/344zb09.jpg

Logically I should be able to change them, since it's a proper and decent acoustic guitar and strings eventually wear out. How exactly am I meant to change them? Is this going to be easy, troublesome, or am I just a bit dense? I'm really keen to play more at home because I hardly get any time at school and I absolutely love the guitar, it'd be great if I could get this thing tuned up and ready to play soon without having to worry about not knowing how to change the strings.

Thanks in advance and sorry if it's a stupid question.

Edit: This might be better in the acoustic guitar forum, feel free to move it if it's out of place here.
Last edited by JohnnyPunkRock at Jul 15, 2011,
#2
Cut the strings. Pull them out through the bridge. And then take the new strings and pull them through the bridge and wind them up.
#3
don't forget to loosen the strings from the tuners first! and change them one string at a time