Guitar Strings & Folk Instrument Strings
How often should I change my guitar strings? For best tone and performance, guitar strings should be changed about once per month, and if you are playing every day, then once a week. New guitar strings stay in tune better and the guitar tone is fuller and louder. Guitar strings should be a matched set so it's best to buy them in guitar string sets rather than as single strings. If one guitar string breaks, it's a good indicator that the rest of the strings will need replacing soon. A matched set of guitar strings will ensure that the different string gauges resonate well together.
Guitar string manufacturers include Ernie Ball, D'Addario, Martin, Fender, Peavey. Sets of acoustic, electric and bass guitar strings are in 6 string sets and 4 string sets in a wide variety of string gauges including light gauge, medium gauge and heavy gauge string sets.