Guitar Strings Notes | Guitar String Names

The Name of the Guitar String Notes in the open position?

Guitar Strings Notes and Guitar String Names

Guitar Strings Notes Chart
The First string which is the little one at the bottom, when your holding, or wearing the guitar strapped around your neck, is the first one of the guitar strings notes, high open (E). Second string, the next one of the guitar string names, one up from the E, is the open (B) string.

Third guitar string notes up, is the open (G) string. Fourth string, next one up, is the open (D) string. The name of the next guitar strings notes is the open (A)  the fifth string. Last but not least is the biggest, again open (E) the lowest sounding string.

This is why it’s commonly called the low E String, and is always the biggest gauged string. Guitar Strings Order of Tuning Chart for standard tuning is here for you and on page we have a
rhyme to help you remember guitar strings in this open position.

E|6th open string
A|5th open string
D|4th open string
G|3rd open string
B|2nd open string
E|1st open string

Speaking of guitar string gauges, you’ve probably noticed before that your top 3 guitar strings are what they call wound rounds, which are also the 3 biggest ones. The bottom 3 are what’s called plain guitar strings. You can see their not wound like the bigger ones, unless your playing an acoustic which is best used with bronze acoustic guitar strings. Generally the top 4 strings are wounds (the bass strings), and 2 plains the highest sounding strings.

The Electric Bass Guitar Strings Notes are all wound and are tuned to the same top 4 strings as the guitar string notes, E, A, D, G. If your needing the 5 string bass guitar notes, these guitar string names are B, E, A, D, G. Also guitar strings and bass strings come in  flat wounds for several guitar type instruments including bass and slide instruments like pedal and lap steel guitars, also upright acoustic bass uses the plain or flats as opposed to wound rounds which we referred to earlier. Also other stringed instruments (violin,cello,etc).

Acoustic Guitar Strings Notes are no different than the Electric Guitar String Notes. What’s different are the material and gauges of the strings. These instruments are built quite differently, played differently in general and therefore don’t use the same gauge or types of strings. Though often you may find people putting some electric strings on acoustic guitars as they prefer them lighter or they have extra sets. But the tunings of the  strings are the same unless someone is using alternate tunings, which are for more intermediate to advanced players.

Same goes for Classical Guitar Strings Notes! They have the same open guitar string names but again classical acoustic guitars need there own special strings called nylons. These are partially what gives the Spanish and Classical Sound. More tuning and Guitar notes for beginners coming you way soon!