Strings

Other than the skill of the guitarist themselves, the strings you choose are one of the most important accessories you can buy for your guitar. The selection can be overwhelming, especially to those who are new to playing. Here at Spaghetti Guitar Tools, we carry a wide selection of the best strings on the market. Let’s take a brief look at some of the most popular strings we sell.

Acoustic Guitar Strings

Acoustic guitars are meant to produce a full, smooth sound that can handle low notes especially well. We carry a wide variety of acoustic guitar strings that are sure to meet your needs. The most popular types are:

80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings offer a bright tone. Players like this 80% Copper, 20% Zinc string due to its brilliant “true brass” tone out of the box, which breaks-in to a warmer sound.

Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings offer a bright, rich, and warm tone. Players like this 92% Copper, 8% Zinc composition due to its consistent, slightly warmer tone (compared to 80/20 Bronze) out of the box.

Most acoustic guitar strings have steel strings that are treated so they do not rust.

Electric Guitar Strings

With electric guitar strings, you want to look to the wrap wire in order to determine the sound the strings are best for. This wire is wrapped around a core wire to provide deeper and more sustained mid-range and bass tones. Here is what you can expect from the various wire wraps.

Steel Electric Guitar Strings offer a penetratingly bright tone, with powerfully precise lows. These strings offer the most magnetic sounds, brightest notes and overall rock sound popular with top rock music bands.

Nickel Electric Guitar Strings offer a bright tone with excellent intonation. The eight percent nickel-plated wrap wire lends versatility and allows for playing a wide variety of styles.

Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings Great for blues or classic rock, these are the strings that can be considered a bridge between electric and acoustic guitars. The tone is a warmer sound than the others and is often the one chosen by those who want to keep their music more old-style than modern.

The profile of the wrap wire also effects tone and feel. Round wound wrap wires offer the brightest tones and half-round wraps produce more classic, warm tones. Flat wound wires are the choice of those who want a more mellow sound.

Experiment

Until you are completely sure of the sound that suits your likes the most, use this general guide but be willing to experiment. You may find that the sound you thought you liked best can be made even greater by a slight change in strings. Whether you are seeking a clear tone of today’s electro music or the mellow sound of the 60’s and 70’s, talk to our experts to find a starting point and take it forward from there.