When replacing the strings on your guitar, stretch the string out to the capstan and cut it off about 2 ½ inches longer. Wrap your guitar string three to four times around the capstan and do not overlap the string working from top to bottom. Three turns will prevent your guitar string from slipping. If the guitar stings overlap they will bend out of shape and it will be difficult to keep your guitar in tune. While it may be controversial the proper way to restring your guitar, this is the way it is done by every guitar manufacturer. It is a simple and fast procedure, and makes the stings easy to remove.