What are Guitar Strings? 

Ever wanted to know what guitar strings are? People are always talking about guitar strings this and guitar strings that, it’s all so confusing..

Guitar strings have been around for quite some time. The first guitar strings were made from gut and installed on a guitar around 1265. The first guitars contained 4 pairs of strings until around 1551 when the fifth pair of strings was added. In 1770, the pairs were replaced by single strings and changed to six strings in total.

The early guitarists used gut as their guitar string material until 1946 when nylon guitar strings were introduced. Finally, steel guitar strings were introduced and the rest is history. Rock was born with the introduction of steel guitar strings and the Fender and Gibson electric guitar. Guitar tablatures were written and guitarists were learning chords to their favorite songs by their favorite bands. Read more on…stringsandbeyond