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Old 09-12-2012, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by hieu1811 View Post

My female friend wants to get a small guitar as a birthday present to get started, preferably nylon strings to reduce the finger pain.

I spotted a decent small size acoustic guitar at nearby store. It has normal bridge pin bridge, and tuner set, which one of the store owner said it might be difficult to string nylon string in the bridge pin. The store owner next door said we just need to tie a knot at the end of the nylon strings under the bridge pin.

So i would like to know can it be done, and does it affect set-up, intonation, tonewise?

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. I need to finalize by tomorrow.
Hi hieu...

Several string companies build nylon strings with ball ends. They will likely not fit the nut slots correctly, but they will not damage the guitar.

So what if the intonation is off. You just want to postpone the sore fingers, so intonation won't be your primary concern.

If it is, then bite the bullet and learn to play normal strings on a steel string guitar.

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