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Uses for Old Guitar Strings

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Don't throw away old or broken guitar strings, reuse them for a variety of decorative or useful purposes. This is a guide about uses for old guitar strings.


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September 13, 20060 found this helpful

Do you have an ideas to reuse old, worn out guitar strings?


February 5, 20030 found this helpful
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Here are some uses I have found for using my old strings:

I used them for cutting cheese. They also are the best cutter for homemade soap, whether you bake it yourself, or buy a large soap loaf.

You can also use them for cutting rolls of cookies or cinnamon.

To make the strings safe without hurting fingers, my husband secured them to wooden dowels.

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By zechaeriah (Guest Post)
August 16, 20040 found this helpful
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There should definitely be a place to mail your old and broken strings to set up by guitar string manufacturers. As a musician I'm very bothered by much of the ethics of guitar manufacturers in general, but this one is a biggie.

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By just someone... (Guest Post)
May 14, 20080 found this helpful
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A really simple use too is the old fashioned pick necklace. You put a hole into an old pick, use an E string and slide it through the pick. I had mine for a while.

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By Les McDonald (Guest Post)
April 4, 20040 found this helpful

I cut them into 10 inch pieces ( tops and bottoms ), then stick them into a wine bottle CORK.


Hotglue the flat end of the cork to an old CD..
Hotglue a couple of guitar picks together so they look like butterflys and then hotglue those to any of the strings..
Makes a beautiful center piece, especially when the sun hits it..

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