Identify the strings. Each string in a set of guitar strings is labeled by its gauge. Remember, the higher the number, the thicker the string. The string with the highest number will be the low E string, while the smallest number matches the high E string.
Thread the strings. String the low E string first, then string the A string, then the D string, and so on. Once the strings are through the tuning peg, winding should be relatively easy. Your string winder should simplify this step.