What are the names of the guitar strings?
The strings are numbered one through six starting with the bottom string.
Starting from the low E string to the high E string, each string gets thicker and produces a deeper sound.
1 - the High E String. The high E string is the thinnest string that produces the highest pitched sound. It is the string that is closest to the ground when you are holding your guitar properly. Many guitarists will also refer to this as the 1st string.
2 - the B String. The B string is the string directly above the high E string. It is also referred to as the second string.
3 - the G String. Likewise, this is the string directly above the B string. It is also referred to as the third string.
4 - the D String. Located directly above the G string, the D string is also known as the fourth string.
5 - the A String. By now you may be sensing the pattern. The A string is located above the D string, and is also known as the fifth string.
6 - the Low E String. The final string, the one furthest from the ground when the guitar is held properly, is the low E string. This string produces the same musical note as the high E string, but does so at two octaves lower. Octaves, as well as the distance between notes, will be discussed in greater detail in the music theory section.
from bottom up
High E string, B string, G string , D string, A string, low E string
Starting from the bottom.
1. High E
6. Low E
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