When it comes to how your guitar sounds, you might not think about the type of strings that are on it. Old strings, though, can really change the sound of a guitar. Strings have a huge effect on tone and they also change over time.
The right string gauge for your instrument depends on a lot of things but one thing that is constant is tension. If you have a higher tension string, it will be harder to play and produce more volume.
New to the guitar? Or have been away for a while? Whatever your level, there’s a good chance you’ll come across the term ‘gauge’ at some point. After all, it crops up frequently in discussions online and on social media.