Aging guitars and string tension

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by Ulug, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. Ulug

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    Would you experienced luthiers think that it would generally be a good idea to start stringing older (say 30 plus year-old) guitars with lighter sets of strings (say 0.010's as opposed to 0.011's or 0.012's) at some point as they age, in order to protect their wood and components (neck screws, bridge posts, saddles, truss rod, etc.) from tension that might have been fine for all those years, but could turn out to be excessive at some point down the road given their old age?



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  2. Beam Tetrode

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    Yes, I think lighter strings would be easier on the neck, tuners, bridge posts, etc.
     

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