The thought of restringing your own instrument can be daunting, that's why most people choose to take their instrument into a music shop and let the professionals take care of it.
So, how do you even know if your guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo or violin needs new strings?
That all depends on how often your practicing. As a rough guide, you should plan on changing your strings about once every 3 months. Whilst leaving old strings on won't damage your instrument it just won't sound as bright and loud as it does with new strings.
Another issue when it comes to playing with old strings is the strings inability to stay in tune and uneven vibration along the string due grime that gets built up over time from your fingers.
If you are not playing your guitar on a regular basis the need to change your strings every 3 months may not be necessary as long as your strings remain clear of rust. To help avoid your strings from oxidising and rusting keep your instrument in a dry area like in a case if you are going to be leaving it for an extended time and when not in a case avoid leaving it near any windows or humidity.
Ok, so you've come to the conclusion that you need new strings on your guitar (or whatever instrument you play.) The next question you may have is "how much does it cost for a restring?"
Well, the price can vary depending on your instrument, the type of strings you require and if your instrument requires other work to be done to it. (Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo for example.)
So lets assume that you are only requiring a standard restring of your Guitar then expect to be forking out around $35 to $50. This service should also include cleaning and tuning.
NOW FOR SOME REALLY GOOD NEWS!
Go Instrumental is running a sale on restringing for the school holidays and for a limited time we will string, clean and tune your instrument for a crazy low $18 (normally $35)
Head in store or call 92956244.
Check out the video below for more details.