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Buyers Guide to Acoustic Strings

December 29, 2004
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A.X.L.
PG-900
Phosphor bronze, ball-end steel. Extra Light (.010-.047), Light (.012-.054), Medium (.013-.056). $6.50

CARVIN
Acoustic Bronze
1152E. Elixir .011-.052. $11.99
1253E. Elixir .012-.053. $11.99
1356E. Elixir .013-.056 $11.99

Nylon
450N. Non-ball end. $4.99

COPLEY
Acoustic
Light or medium gauge
available. $9

D'ADDARIO
Acoustic Bronze
80/20 Bronze Acoustic
Round wound. Extra-Light, Light, Medium, Bluegrass. $9.99-$16.49

85/15 Great American Bronze Acoustic
Round wound. Super-Light, Extra-Light, Light, Medium-Light, Medium.
$5.49-$8.99

EJ Phosphor Bronze Acoustic
Round wound. Extra-Light, Custom-Light, Light, Medium, Heavy, Bluegrass, Resophonic. $8.99-$21.99

EXP Coated 80/20 Bronze Acoustic
Round wound. Extra-Light, Custom-Light, Light, Medium. $19.99-$32.99

EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic
Round wound. Extra-Light, Custom-Light, Light, Medium, Bluegrass, Resophonic, Baritone. $23.99-$39.99

Flat Tops Phosphor Bronze
Extra-Light, Regular-Light, Medium, Resophonic. $17.99

Nylon
Pro•Arté Classical
Silver-plated copper, round wound/laser-selected nylon trebles. Normal Tension, Hard Tension, Extra-Hard Tension. $13.49-$29.99

EXP Coated Pro•Arté Composite Classical~
EXP-coated copper round wound/laser selected nylon trebles. Normal Tension, Hard Tension, Extra-Hard Tension.

$29.99

DEAN MARKLEY

Acoustic
Alchemy
Clean, bright sound, and a smooth easy feel for exceptional tone and prolonged life. $26

Alchemy GoldPhos
Treated with our exclusive Bright-Coat, and wrapped around the industry’s first phosphor bronze electro-plated, tinned mandolin
wire core. $26.95

Blue Steel Acoustic
92% copper/8% zinc. The original cryogenic acoustic string. $12.95

Formula 82/R Acoustic
80% copper/20% zinc. XL, LT, ML, MED. $11.50

PhosBronze Acoustic
92% copper/8% zinc. XL, LT, TLT, CL, ML, TMD, MED. $11.95

Vintage 12-String Bronze
85% copper/15% zinc. LT, ML. $14.95 (MED $15.75).

VintageBronze Acoustic
85% copper/15% zinc. XL, LT, TLT, CL, ML, TMD, MED. $11.25

Nylon
Artist Series
Silver-wound basses, clear trebles. STD, HI, SHI. $12.50

Ball End Nylon
Silver basses with clear trebles, or gold basses with black trebles. $9.50

Concert Series
Same as the Artist Series, with a small variation in the core-to-wrap ratios. STD, HI. $11.50

DR HANDMADE STRINGS

Pre-Alloy
PL-10, PML-11, PM-12, PMH-13 and more. $N/A

Rare
Hex cores, phosphor bronze. RPL (.010-.048), RPL (.011-.050), RPM (.012-.054), RPMH (.013-.056).
$N/A

SunBeams
Round cores, phosphor bronze. RCA-10, RCA-11, RCA-12, RCA-13. $N/A

DUCK'S DELUXE

All Models
Acoustic guitar strings, nickel and phosphor bronze. .009-.042 thru .014-.056 and all in between. $9.95-$28.95

ELIXIR
12-String NanoWeb
Ultra-thin NanoWeb coating. $42.25

12-String PolyWeb
Original PolyWeb coating. $42.25

6-String NanoWeb
Ultra-thin NanoWeb coating. .010-.047, .011-.052, .012-.053, .012-.056, .013-.056. $26

6-String PolyWeb
Original PolyWeb coating. .010-.047, .011-.052, .012-.053, .012-.056, .013-.056, .016-.056 (resonator). $26

EPIPHONE

Epiphone Acoustic
Bronze roundwound. Gauges available: .011-.050, .012-.052. $7.50

ERNIE BALL

Earthwood Acoustic
80/20 bronze roundwounds, tin-plated steel hex core. $8.25-$14

Slinky Acoustic
92% copper/7.7% tin, 0.3% phosphorus roundwounds. $9.50-$14.50

Nylon
Ernesto Palla Classical
Silver-plated copper wire, nylon core. $8.25

GEORGE L'S MUSICAL PRODUCTS

Sets and singles for guitar, banjo, steel-string, bass, and more. Stainless, nickel, phos. bronze, acoustic bronze, and classical $8.55-$18.60

GHS

Acoustic
Bright Bronze
80/20 copper/zinc. $9.60-$15.50

Contact Core Bright Bronze
Wound with Alloy 52. $11.20

Golden Bronze
80/20 copper/zinc. $10.90

Infinity Bronze
Coated 80/20 Bronze. Clear coating prior to being wrapped over core wire. $23.50

Phosphor Bronze
Copper-tin-phosphor alloy. $10.65-$16.95

Silk & Bronze
Copper-tin-phosphor alloy. $13.15-$21

Silk & Steel
Silver-plated copper wrapped on a core of silk and steel. $13.15-$19.05

Vanguard Classics
Pure nickel smoothwounds. $14.70-$16.60

Vintage Bronze
85/15 copper/zinc. $9.60-$15.50

White Bronze
Wound with Alloy 52. $10.90-$17.80

Nylon
La Classique
Nylon trebles/winter silver basses. $12.10-$13.15

GIBSON

J-200
Phosphor bronze roundwound acoustic guitar strings with hand-silked ball ends. Gauges available: .011-.050, .012-.052,.013-.056.
$14.25

Masterbuilt Premium
Phosphor bronze roundwound acoustic guitar strings. Gauges available: .010-.047, .011-.050, .012-.052, .013-.056. $12.75

KEN SMITH

Acoustic
Crystal Bronze Acoustic
80/20 copper zinc alloy wound strings; hexagonal cores. $N/A

Nylon
Crystal Classics
Silver-plated copper over a multi-strand nylon core for basses; precision-gauge nylon for trebles. $N/A

KNUCKLEHEAD STRINGS
Acoustic

RS210
Ultra-high tension hexagon core. Premium alloy computerized winding. Includes extra high E. .011-.050 $12.95

RS220
Ultra-high tension hexagon core. Premium alloy computerized winding. Includes extra high E. .012-.054 $12.95

RS230
Ultra-high tension hexagon core. Premium alloy computerized winding. Includes extra high E. .013-.056 $12.95

RS240 12-String
Ultra-high tension hexagon core. Premium alloy computerized winding. Includes extra high E. $16.95

RS250 12-String
Ultra-high tension hexagon core. Premium alloy computerized winding. Includes extra high E. $16.95

Nylon
CB410 Normal Tension Nylon
Precision wound, silver-plated copper with clear nylon treble $12.95

CB420 High Tension Nylon Set
Precision wound, silver-plated copper with clear nylon treble $12.95

LABELLA
Acoustic

Criterion
Phosphor bronze and golden alloy. $6.99-$9.50

Golden Alloy
Roundwounds. $10.25

Phosphor Bronze
Roundwounds. $11.25-$18.65

Silk & Steel
$13.40-$23.24

Silver
Silver-plated roundwounds. $10

Nylon
2001 Series Classic
$14.94

Criterion Classic
Black nylon, golden alloy or clear nylon, golden alloy. $6.99

Professional Series Classic
Includes recording set. $9.50-$25

LUTHIER MUSIC

Classical
Set 30
White silver, medium to hard tension. $13.35

Set 35
Dark silver, medium to hard tension. $13.35

Set 50
White silver, hard tension. $13.35

Classical/Flamenco~

Set 20
White silver, medium tension. $13.35

Set 30
White silver, medium to hard tension. $13.35

Set 35
Dark silver, medium to hard tension. $13.35

Set 40
Bronze, medium to hard tension. $13.35

MARTIN GUITARS

Martin SP & SP+
Uses a special brass-plated core wire that extends string life. Protection from corrosion that occurs between the core and the wrap wires resulting from moisture, salts, perspiration and other contaminants. $N/A

Martin SP Marquis
Marquis SP silk-wrapped ball end helps reduce wear on the bridge and bridge plate. Marquis SP strings are available in 92/8 phosphor bronze and 80/20 bronze in a variety of string sizes. $N/A

OPTIMA/MAXIMA

AG1747EL
24-karat gold plating, .010-.047. $35

AG1747L
24-karat gold plating, .012-.052. $35

AG1747M
24-karat gold plating, .013-.057. $35

ROTOSOUND

Country Gold Acoustics
Piano string design (contact-core) phosphor bronze guitar strings. Has built-in tarnish inhibitor. CG9 (.009-.048), CG10 (.010-.050), CG11 (.011-.052), CG12 (.012-.054), CG13 (.013-.056). $15.95

Jumbo King Acoustics
Designed in the ’60s by James How for jumbo-style acoustic guitars. JK9 (.009-.048), JK10 (.010-.050), JK11 (.011-.052), JK12 (.012-.054), JK13 (.013-.056), JK30EL (12-string set). $11.75

Superia Classicals
Classical strings available with or without ballends. CL1 (nylon ballend set), CL2 (nylon tie-on set). $11.50

S.I.T. Strings

Acoustic Phosphor Bronze
92/8 true bronze cover wrap over a hex core. Good for all applications. Available in extra light-medium gauge as well as 12-string. $11

Royal Bronze
Phosphor bronze cover wrap over a hex core. A fusion process is applied to these strings to fuse the cover wrap to the core. This process helps eliminate dead spots and gives these strings a warm vibrant sound. $15

Nylon

Classics Elite

Premium classical guitar string. Silver wound bass strings over a silk core. All trebles are clear precision. $13

SAVAREZ

Nylon

All Models

Traditional, New Cristal Corum, Alliance Corum, Alliance HT Classic, Cristal Soliste and Argentine sets, Black Sun sets plus individual and special strings. Savarez Nail Kit also available. $N/A

SNARLING DOGS

Acoustic
Phosphor bronze roundwound. $8.50
Nylon

Silver basses, crystal nylon trebles. $7.80

THOMASTIK-INFELD

Acoustic
Plectrum Acoustic
Round steel core; bronze flat and round wound. .010-.041, .011-.050, .012-.059, .013-.061 (12-string available in .010 and .011 sets). $25.40-$46.90

Spectrum Bronze Acoustic
Round steel core; bronze round wound. .010-.050, .011-.052, .012-.054, .013-.057 (12-string available in .010 and .011 sets). $24.50-$43.90

Nylon
Classic C Series
High density synthetic core; round wound silver plated copper windings. Available in hard and extra hard tensions. $43.90

Classic N Series
Nylon core; silver-plated copper round wound or chrome steel flat wound windings. Normal tension. $19.20-$21.90

Classic S Series
Steel rope core; silver-plated copper flat wound windings. Normal tension. $31.10-$37.30.•

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