When it comes to guitar strings, there are so many varieties and types that might feel lost when you go to buy them. Of course you could keep that broke string and go find it in the store, but it is important to have clear every detail about the guitar strings and thus you make sure you are using the right ones.
In general, guitar strings contain the same elements but in different materials. We found that may be made of nylon, nickel or steel and also come in different thicknesses, which give them a particular sound to each. Of course the type of guitar you use will be decisive in choosing the right strings.
How to choose your guitar strings?
If you have a classical guitar: you will find nylon strings that support enough tension, although not produce such a high sound like the steel ones, this are ideal for beginners who require going reinforcing their fingertips. These types are easy to put on the guitar and produce a very bright sound.
If you have an electric guitar: for this type of guitar, strings are mostly made of stainless steel, a material that produces a clear, bright sound, but tends to break more easily than those made of nickel.
The sound and longevity of the rope are directly related to manufacturing materials. There are also some brands that incorporate phosphorus in the strings, which gives them a warmer sound. When the strings contain bronze, the sound is brighter and the presence of copper provides better bass sound.
Also you find sheathed cords that can improve the durability of guitar strings because they limit oxidation and corrosion. They also have the advantage of improving the brightness in sound and comfort for the musician by the softness that gives the coating.
Finally note that there are 2 types of coating: The lining of the entire string, that gives an even greater longevity to the string, as the whole chain is protected from dirt and external environment (air, water, sweat, dust, grease, etc.) and on the other side we can find some strings in which the coating is provided to each thread individually, before being united to form a single string. This gives a corrugated surface that can protect against corrosion by moisture but will not protect from dirt and grease. In fact they can become trapped between the cracks of the string.
Now knowing a little more about the strings, you must take into account the type of guitar you have but also you have to practice with different types for you to decide what type is the one that is most comfortable. Note that the choice of guitar strings is very personal and in this area, the most important is that you feel comfortable when you play them. Through trial and error we get the more we like. Remember also that there are many brands and each manufacturer brings something different to his rope, so try them out and decide for yourself.