The most common way to refer to a string is its alphabet name.
- The 1st string is the highest string on the guitar (it’s the thinnest string). It’s an E note and we call it the “high E string”.
- The 2nd string is B.
- The 3rd string is G.
- The 4th string is D.
- The 5th string is A
- The 6th string is the thickest string on the guitar. It’s another E note, so we call it the “low E string”.