#1
I have a Stagg acoustic and the strings are brass or copper or watever. Their not nylon. Is it a bad idea to put nylon strings on it? If all else fails i might just buy a new nylon guitar but I live in germany and the exchange rate is ****ty and i dont really wanna buy a new one. Anyway is my idea bad?
#3
Quote by Liger02
no i tried it it sounds like a normal nylon guitar but the tuning pegs/the guitar itself is for steel strings


try it

Wrong. The top is made to vibrate under the conditions made for steel strings. It requires much more force to vibrate correctly. Also, there's the issue of attaching them with any semblance of stability.

Bottom line; it's a bad idea. It sounds terrible, and it'd be a waste of nylon strings.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#4
Same goes for steel strings on a nylon guitar, btw, in case anyone is wondering.
#6
Yeah, i used to play a nylon string guitar, and the tuners and bridge are completely different. For one, you tie nylon strings to the bridge, you don't peg them in. There would be no way of attaching them to the bridge of a steel-string guitar. I guess the tuners might be okay, but the nylon strings might slip? Dunno, have never tried.

Also, I think the action needs to be higher on nylon string guitars?


Quote by Chad48309
Wrong. The top is made to vibrate under the conditions made for steel strings. It requires much more force to vibrate correctly.
I never knew that, how interesting! It makes total sense though now that I think about it.
Last edited by sunshowers at Apr 10, 2008,
#7
Quote by 601210
Same goes for steel strings on a nylon guitar, btw, in case anyone is wondering.

The situation is much worse, here. Classical guitars don't have a truss rod pulling against the neck to compensate for tension. Instead, they usually just have a long, steel bar running the length of the neck. This means that your steel strings are going to rip the neck forward, possibly pulling it out of its socket or cracking the fretboard.
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#8
If you want a nylon string guitar go buy one. They aren't made for a steel string guitar. How would you put them on. They attach differently.
#9
You certainly can put nylon strings on a steel string guitar but it probably won't sound very good. All you'd have to do is knot the string before you put the pin in so it won't pull out. Putting steel strings on a nylon string guitar is asking for trouble. In time something will give...the neck, the bridge, the tuners, the soundboard.