Steel Strings

What is the difference in nylon and steel strings for guitars?

I think I have a steel string guitar. I'm not sure. How can I tell the difference?

For starters, the one are made of steel and the others are made of nylon. Seriously. The nylon strings are for classical guitars and the steel strings are for acoustical guitars. Acoustical guitars generally have stronger, thicker necks where the frets are and classical guitars have smaller ones. If you are in doubt, take it to the music store where you plan to buy your strings.

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PI Violin E String Chrome Steel Gold Plated
PI Violin E String Chrome Steel Gold Plated
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Silvery Stainless Steel Sound Post Setter For Violin Repair Tool Frets Hook
Silvery Stainless Steel Sound Post Setter For Violin Repair Tool Frets Hook
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Corelli Steel Bass G String Orch
Corelli Steel Bass G String Orch
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Stainless Steel Violin Sound Post Setter Repair Tool P3X6
Stainless Steel Violin Sound Post Setter Repair Tool P3X6
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10pcs 4 4 CELLO Steel wire Tail Gut Tailpiece adjuster Cello Accessories
10pcs 4 4 CELLO Steel wire Tail Gut Tailpiece adjuster Cello Accessories
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Pirastro Passione 4 4 Violin E String Steel Thin Ball
Pirastro Passione 4 4 Violin E String Steel Thin Ball
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Replacement Set of 4 Violin Steel Strings A D E G Practical for 4 4 Violin
Replacement Set of 4 Violin Steel Strings A D E G Practical for 4 4 Violin
$2.60
Jargar 4 4 Cello A String Thick Alloy Wound Steel
Jargar 4 4 Cello A String Thick Alloy Wound Steel
$19.39
Mandolin 8 String set BLACK DIAMOND Loop End N762 Reg Steel silver strings NEW
Mandolin 8 String set BLACK DIAMOND Loop End N762 Reg Steel silver strings NEW
$11.50
Paititi Ros Violin String Steel Core Premium String Set4 4 4 Size Violin
Paititi Ros Violin String Steel Core Premium String Set4 4 4 Size Violin
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Paititi Rosa Violin String Steel Core Premium String Set4 4 4 Size Violin
Paititi Rosa Violin String Steel Core Premium String Set4 4 4 Size Violin
$15.99
Paititi Premium Rosa Violin String Steel Core String Set4 4 4 Size Violin
Paititi Premium Rosa Violin String Steel Core String Set4 4 4 Size Violin
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Violin Stainless Steel Sound Post Setter Repair Tool
Violin Stainless Steel Sound Post Setter Repair Tool
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Alice Banjo 4 String Set Stainless Steel Coated Copper
Alice Banjo 4 String Set Stainless Steel Coated Copper
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Alice Violin 4 String Set Nickel Silver Wound Stainless Steel Core A703
Alice Violin 4 String Set Nickel Silver Wound Stainless Steel Core A703
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Alice Professional Mandolin String Nickel Plated Steel Coated 85 15 Bronze Wound
Alice Professional Mandolin String Nickel Plated Steel Coated 85 15 Bronze Wound
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24pcs Chrome Plated 25 Inch Flat Hook with Nut for Traditional Banjo Steel NEW
24pcs Chrome Plated 25 Inch Flat Hook with Nut for Traditional Banjo Steel NEW
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NEW Evah Pirazzi Violin String Set 4 4 Steel E Ball End
NEW Evah Pirazzi Violin String Set 4 4 Steel E Ball End
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Adjustable Double Sturdy Stainless Steel End Pin w Ebony Plug for 3 4 4 4 Cello
Adjustable Double Sturdy Stainless Steel End Pin w Ebony Plug for 3 4 4 4 Cello
$10.99
Nice  Excellent HAMILTON Chrome on Steel Adjustable Bass Fiddle Stand NoR2
Nice Excellent HAMILTON Chrome on Steel Adjustable Bass Fiddle Stand NoR2
$75.00
Red Label 1 2 Violin E String Med Steel Removable Ball
Red Label 1 2 Violin E String Med Steel Removable Ball
$2.00
2 sets yinfente 4 4 violin String set soft Synthetic steel string ball end A135
2 sets yinfente 4 4 violin String set soft Synthetic steel string ball end A135
$11.90
INDIAN SANTOOR SANTUR STRING SET IN BRONZE BRASS  GERMAN ROSLAU STEEL PRO
INDIAN SANTOOR SANTUR STRING SET IN BRONZE BRASS GERMAN ROSLAU STEEL PRO
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Stanless Steel 3 4 4 4 Cello Endpin w Ebony for Concert Practice Accessory
Stanless Steel 3 4 4 4 Cello Endpin w Ebony for Concert Practice Accessory
$12.83
Red Label 3 4 Violin A String Medium Nickel Steel
Red Label 3 4 Violin A String Medium Nickel Steel
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Hill 4 4 Violin E String Medium Gauge Steel Loop End
Hill 4 4 Violin E String Medium Gauge Steel Loop End
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DOrazio Cuatro Puerto Rico Strings Plain Steel Silverplated W CPR1
DOrazio Cuatro Puerto Rico Strings Plain Steel Silverplated W CPR1
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DOrazio Cuatro Puerto Rico Strings Plain Steel Silverplated W CPR1 NR
DOrazio Cuatro Puerto Rico Strings Plain Steel Silverplated W CPR1 NR
$9.59
Becker Etude Violin Strings 4 4 Medium Tension Set B126 Stainless Steel NOS
Becker Etude Violin Strings 4 4 Medium Tension Set B126 Stainless Steel NOS
$8.50
Oxford Viola String Steel Core Nickel Chromium Wound Rich Vibrant Tone 4 4 Set
Oxford Viola String Steel Core Nickel Chromium Wound Rich Vibrant Tone 4 4 Set
$49.95
Pro Arte 1 16 Violin E String Medium Steel Ball End
Pro Arte 1 16 Violin E String Medium Steel Ball End
$2.89
Alliance Vivace 4 4 Violin E String Med Steel Loop End
Alliance Vivace 4 4 Violin E String Med Steel Loop End
$1.66


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