New by De Cascia Guitars
String Changing “Protective Pad”
18 x 21 cm
To be used while changing your strings
Prevents damages/scratches on your guitars soundboard, specially on the back of the bridge from string slippage that could occur while changing strings …
Excellent protection for French polish, oil varnish or other laquer finishes
Printed on one side only
*** It happens to every classical guitar player at some time..
As you re-string your guitar and bring it up to pitch, the tightening string suddenly ‘slips’ and loses its tension and pitch. In worst cases, the string comes free of its knot at the bridge with such force that it nicks the soundboard with a visible gash – an event poetically known as a ‘string ding’.
Why does a classical guitar string slip while tuning?
String slippage occurs at the headstock end when a string is tied insecurely over the capstan.
String slippage at the bridge end occurs mainly with treble strings, particularly carbon, and if nylon, it is invariably the first (E) string.
The reason is that both the nylon E string and the carbon trebles are thinner in diameter than other strings and smoother in texture. Being thin and smooth causes these strings to unravel at the bridge when the tension is increased by turning the tuning pegs even though the knotting may have been proper.