Restringing Your Guitar: The “Locking” Method

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Restringing Guitar Tips

Ready to put a fresh set of strings on your guitar? We have some tips and tricks from one of our very own "Paul Reed Smith Tech Center" employees!

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Our tech center, also known as the "PTC" has a combined 50 years of experience working on and maintaining PRS instruments. In the video below, James "Skitchy" Zimmers shares the "locking" technique our employees use when stringing and restringing our guitars. Following these simple methods will keep your guitar in tune longer and give you more time to focus on nailing that solo!

Check it out below!

If you want more detail on stretching your strings, check out this blog on preventing guitar tuning troubles!

If you're interested in having work done to your guitar, check out the PTC here!

Comments (4)

Gary McKee May 28, 2017 - 1:09pm
My guitar is a 1997 Custom serial #28549. This guitar has some kind of locking, black catches on the top spindle of the tuning machines. Can you send me info on how to work these odd catches in restringing my guitar. I can't figure them out and don't wanna screw up my instrument. Regards, Gary
Jordan February 25, 2017 - 7:54am
The first guitar is an SE Custom, I believe it's a spalted maple limited run they did a few years ago.
MK HILL February 19, 2017 - 12:33am
What model of guitar was the SE with red binding?
Jack Rothschild January 17, 2017 - 4:07pm
What is the wood venier on the guitar that Skitchy is showing the "locking" re-string video on your website.

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