Naming The Strings

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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”.