#1
I have a washburn, lyon that was bought from Target. It was a birthday present from my grandmother. The problem is, it is really hard to press the strings down and when you play past the 7th fret it starts to make a buzzing sound when I play. It also is really hard to bend the strings and I'd like to be able to do this. I was wondering, if I replaced the strings with something nicer. Do you think it would improve the playing ability of the guitar? If it would any suggestion on new string to buy for it?
#2
Change the strings to steel. The ones that you have are nylon. Used only on acoustics, cause they produce a brighter sound for chords. Change to either flat or wound steel strings(normal electric guitar strings) for easy bending and for it to feel like a normal guitar.
#3
No...it wont make any difference. At least only to a certain extent.
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#4
^^ lighter gauge nylon strings would definitely be able to help you out.
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#5
Try lighter strings, maybe Elixir or other coated strings. Have your local shop check your truss rod adjustment and possibly shave the bridge saddle to lower the action.
#6
Don't put electric strings on... that's ridiculous.

Also he made no mention of Nylon strings, and the only information on the Washburn Lyon I can find is of an electric guitar.

Ok I just went on Target and found that they have Washburn Lyon strings. They are acoustic strings but they are steel, so why people are giving advice about nylon strings I don't know.
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