Hi Guys, & ladies
I decided to tune my son’s guitar today for the first time; I know this should be quite simple but I ended up confused.
Strings 2,3,4and 5 were in tune with each other, strings 1 and 6 were slightly out of tune.
I have a Seiko ST 757 auto tuner, so I decide to tune the 6th string. Am I right in thinking that the 6th string (i.e. top string) when played open should be tuned to ‘E’?
Because when I plug the guitar lead into the input socket of the tuner, set the tuner to auto, and play the open string, the indicator tells me it is tuned at 16% high of A#.
Surely that can’t be right, I must be doing something wrong or is the tuner dodgy, I’ve ended up tuning strings 1 and 6 to the others so at least they are in tune to each other but I know this is not the way to do it.
I’m sorry to bother you with something that to most of you is such a simple task, but I seem to be missing something somewhere.
Any advice would be very welcome.