You know what’s really NOT fun?  Trying to string an acoustic guitar without this handy little tool.  I know, because I’ve done it both ways.  And I had no idea what I was missing, until I shelled out the $8 and realized how much time and elbow (wrist?) grease I’d wasted previously.

The Planet Waves Pro String Winder not only winds the pegs, but it also snips off the leftover part of the strings.  My favorite feature is the fact that it can also pull out the bridge pins, which I’ve always had the hardest time doing with my fingers.

I always dreaded stringing my guitar before, but I’m happy to report that is no longer the case!  I’m probably the last person on earth to discover this super convenient little tool…but I’m writing about it here just in case I’m not :)  Do you use the Pro Winder, or something similar?