Guitar String Names, Notes, and Numbers

Are you confused about the names, notes, and numbers of the guitar strings? Just go nowhere because by the end of this post you will get answers to three questions:

  1. What are the guitar string names?
  2. What are the guitar string notes?
  3. What are the guitar string numbers and their order?

Guitar String Notes and Names

A regular acoustic and electric guitar have 6 strings and in standard tuning, the notes are E-B-G-D-A-E from the bottom to top. Below you can see the diagram for a better understanding.

Points to keep in mind when learning the notes and names of the guitar strings:

  1. In standard tuning, the top and bottom strings are tuned to E.
  2. The string names change as soon as you change the tuning.
  3. In standard tuning, both the E string sounds the same. The only difference is the top E string (thickest) produces low frequency while the bottom E (thinnest) produces high frequency.

Guitar String Numbers

From top to bottom the string numbers goes like 6-5-4-3-2-1 (thickest to thinnest strings).

Here the number 1 string indicates the thinnest string and the number 6 string indicates the thickest string. Below are all the strings with their names and number.

String NumberNotes and Names
1st StringHigh E (Thinnest String)
2nd StringB
3rd StringG
4th StringD
5th StringA
6th StringLow E (Thickest String)

Wrapping Up

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