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Numbering The Strings

It’s important to start on the same page, so here’s a breakdown on how we may differentiate the strings on the guitar by numbering them.

The smallest string is the 1st string. It is the string that’s closest to the floor when you are holding your guitar.

1st string

1st string

The largest string, or the string closest to the ceiling when you are holding the guitar, is the 6th string.

6th string

So, if you make a logical jump, you’ll realize that the strings in between are just numbered 1-6 as in the picture below:

The strings of the guitar numbered.


1. Numbering The Strings