Guitar String

How do you know what gauge your electric guitar string is?

I need to know How to know you electric guitar string gauge.

Unless you have a good set of calibrated calipers, you aren't likely to find the gauge on your own.

If you just bought a guitar, the common factory strings are either "9's" or "10's", that is, the smallest string has a gauge of 9 or 10.

If you go to your local guitar shop and tell them your guitar make, they should be able to tell you what strings are put on it in the factory. The guitar is setup (string height, intonation, ect) with these strings in mind, so you should know that it might change the playability of your guitar should you change them.

If your local guitar shop doesn't know, you can email the maker and they will tell you exactly what gauge to use.

If the guitar is used, the settings have likely been changed. I'd recommend getting a normal gauge (ie medium to medium light) and trying it out. If it seems odd, next time you change your strings, try lighter or heavier sets. You can also bring your guitar into a shop and have an employee play it - they might be able to guess your gauge better than you.

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