#1
Okay, so my mom gave me her old acoustic guitar and after a year or two of playing it

one of the strings break

Now normally that's not a problem buuuttt

The guitar is over 17 years old and it hasnt had a string change in about 8 years..

Basically, the pin is stuck in the fuggin guitar, can't get it out

How do I get it out, (rather than prying it out with my fingers *that hurts, tried as hard as I could*) and if there isn't really a way besides like using a wrench should i take it to a guitar specialist?

It's a stupid problem but I'm a newb and I don't wanna break the bridge

Help me out UG D:
#2
*update*

I used pliers and no luck..

just scratched and cut the pin up.

I think it's in for good
#4
like slidething said... push it out from the inside of the guitar. if you cant get your hand in, unwind the rest of the strings as well.

also try pushing the string into the guitar and then pulling out the pin.
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#5
Chainsaw. Or put your hand in there along with something hard to press on it with ie guitar tuner. Did it today.
#6
I've used round nose pliers and a handkerchief to protect the guitar - instead of prying upward with the pliers work them under the peghead and while applying pressure rock them back and forth.

It's worth a shot if pushing it out from inside doesn't work.
#7
You can use the back of a spoon to push it out from inside the guitar. I had to do that once or twice, since the first guitar teacher I had really hammered them in.
#8
Quote by hitman_47
You can use the back of a spoon to push it out from inside the guitar. I had to do that once or twice, since the first guitar teacher I had really hammered them in.


Your guitar teacher didnt know what he was doing then. You're not supposed to hammer them in at all. the tension of the strings are supposed to keep them in place. You can cause quite a bit of damage if you hammer them in.
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#9
Quote by captivate
Your guitar teacher didnt know what he was doing then. You're not supposed to hammer them in at all. the tension of the strings are supposed to keep them in place. You can cause quite a bit of damage if you hammer them in.


He didnt really hammer them in. He just pushed them down really hard and the next time I changed strings, they wouldnt ****ing come out.