REMOVING THE GUITAR STRINGS
1. Using the string winder, begin slowly loosening the guitar string(s) until completely slack.
2. With the needle-nose plyers, carefully grab the string from the capstan (the part it winds around) and pull through the hole until it is free.
3. Taking the string winder again, use the cut-out at the end of it to grab the pin at the bridge. Gently pull the pin until it comes out of the hole.
4. Clean guitar surface thoroughly.
RE-STRINGING YOUR GUITAR
1. Bend the ball end of the string slightly and place it inside the hole below the bridge. Some acoustic guitars do not have pins. When this is the case, just pull it through the hole.
2. Line up the string with any grooves in the pin. Insert the pin into the hole, making sure it is secure.
3. Take the other end and insert into the hole on the capstan.
4. Pull it through leaving a fair amount of slack between the capstan and the bridge.
5. Bend the string at the point it comes through the capstan to keep it secure.
6. Watching out for your eyes, begin turning the key with your left hand.
7. As you are winding, apply some tension to the string with your right hand to help keep it taught. Make sure you are winding in the right direction! On the bass strings you will be winding counter-clockwise (away from you). On the treble strings you will go the opposite direction.
8. Continue to wind each string until all the slack is taken up. Do not worry about tuning yet.
9. Cut off all excess length.