I was over at my friend's place last night. I sold him my old Steinberger a few years back. And sadly he almost never plays it. He handed it to me yesterday and the strings were in tune, but really corroded. I asked him, "Don't you ever change the strings on this thing?" His answer, "Not since you sold it to me. I'm scared to pieces of the thing." I asked him if he had a set laying around, and of course he did, (seeing as how I gave him several sets when I sold it to him). I literally changed the entire set of strings in just under 5 minutes. So easy. Dang, I really got to get another one of those things!