String-stretching is an oddly contentious subject so I’m not opening the floor for arguments or opinions. What follows is my considered view on how and why to stretch new strings. It works and it helps.
Feel free to disagree but do it on your own site. 😉
Continuing our look at tuning problems, let’s start with something pretty fundamental. If your guitar’s not strung well, you’re already on the back-foot. Get this right and it just might lead to a more stable instrument.
When you say your guitar goes out of tune, what to you mean? Does the tuning slip over time as you play or does it sound out of tune in different places? How we attempt to solve things means we have to get to the bottom of what’s really wrong.
Normally, Id recommend a bone saddle as a good upgrade for an acoustic instrument. However, here’s a rare instance where I’d advise against bone. Takamine-style integrated pickups don’t always play nicely with bone saddles.