How long do electric guitar strings last if not played?

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Harmon Strosin asked a question: How long do electric guitar strings last if not played?
Asked By: Harmon Strosin
Date created: Wed, Apr 21, 2021 10:22 PM
Date updated: Sun, Jul 3, 2022 6:20 AM

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Do not expect too much from a guitar that has not been played for months. The lifespan of the strings is between 2 to 6 months, depending on their quality. This means the guitar won't sound perfect if it has been stored for longer than 6 months.

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The lifespan of the strings is between 2 to 6 months, depending on their quality. This means the guitar won’t sound perfect if it has been stored for longer than 6 …

How long do guitar strings last if not played? Guitar strings can last for 12 months if you don’t use them at all. However, you can keep them shiny and new even for …

In general, guitar strings don’t last very long and are meant to be changed regularly. On average, guitar strings will typically last up to 3 months before it’s time …

All you need to do is: un-tune the guitar strings a little after you finish playing the guitar and you are not gonna play it for couple of days (say 5 or more) …

Do guitar strings have a shelf life? Unopened packaged strings will last for many years when kept in a cool and dry place combined with moderate temperatures and …

They can usually last around two weeks to one month if you only play an hour per day. If you extend for five to six hours of practice, ordinary strings should be …

So to summarise: Change your Electric / Acoustic uncoated strings at least every 2 months. Change your coated Electric / Acoustic strings at least every 6 months…

Four or eight hours a day vs 30 minutes a day makes a big difference. How oily your hands are and if you wipe down your strings after playing can make a difference.

So I know the standard for changing strings is usually about 1 month or 2 for guitars you play frequently, that is if you care enough to change them before they start …

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