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Written on sheet music, I think the notes on the guitar are all moved up an octave actually. When a guitarist sees C4 to be played on sheet music, then the guitarist will play the 3rd fret on the 5th string. In actuality though, that is a C3. That is where it gets confusing.

Also there is no such thing as an "H string"

If you want the literal tone, the lowest E is E2, but in sheet music what is shown is E3.

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Low E on the guitar is E2. That is with the guitar in standard tuning, not drop tuning. I tune my guitar with the high E string at the 5th fret. That A4, which is A - 440 Hz. Then, I tune back from that string. I usually tune by octaves, mainly because I am an old guy and I hear the difference in octaves better than I hear notes side by side.

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