Question by  apple (447)

Is the thickest string on a guitar supposed to be on the bottom or top when you hold a guitar?

For a right-handed guitar.


Answer by  CarolynOsborne (2804)

For right-handed guitar, the thickest string is the furthest away from the floor as you hold the instrument and the thinnest string is closest to the floor.


Answer by  DevoutCatalyst (441)

For a right handed guitar assuming you are sitting down holding the guitar as if you were about to play the string closest to the ground will be the thinnest string which is the high note e. As we get closer to your face they get thicker.

posted by Anonymous
I believe this is true, too, for a guitar that is made for left handed players  add a comment

Answer by  Spazman667 (259)

The thickest string on a guitar should always be on the bottom of the guitar and the thickness of the strings on a guitar should work its way down from the top going thinnest to thickest.

Reply by DevoutCatalyst (441):
Incorrect. For a right handed guitar the string closest to your face is the thickest string, or the low e. I can\'t believe this gotta voted up 9 times when it\'s wrong. =(  add a comment

Answer by  Anonymous

Please! Anyone who knows anything about guitars knows that THICKEST, lowest note, the large E string goes closest to your Head (when standing) or face (when sitting). This is true whether you have a right handed or left handed guitar, if you are holding it right.


Answer by  MSet (30)

The thickest string is the Low-E string. On a standard guitar, the Low-E is at the bottom of the 5 strings.

posted by Anonymous
Wrong. The thickest string is on the top of a right-handed guitar.  add a comment

Answer by  jackson (75)

the thickest string in the guiter is suppossed to be at the bottom not at the top.I do think is because of the weight and the balancing of the tunes since the thinnest wire carries the high sounds like saprano and alto while the thickest carries the deep sounds like bass.

posted by Anonymous
Wrong. The thickest string is on the top of a right-handed guitar. You can verify this on wikipedia or a google search.  add a comment
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