Every style of stringed instrument demands a very specific type of string to attain its best tone and performance. There are even several different types of strings available for each instrument that greatly affects how you sound and play. With a massive inventory of different string brands and types, such as D'Addario's popular XL electric guitar strings, Ernie Ball's iconic Slinkys, La Bella mandolin strings, and GHS's banjo options, Sweetwater is sure to have the perfect set for your favorite instrument.
Are you a classical guitarist? Do you prefer cranking your Les Paul through walls of amps? Or are you perfectly content strumming your Taylor in your living room? No matter what type of player you are, you're going to need a specific style of guitar string. Electric guitars strings are often steel or nickel with the ability to translate through your guitar's magnetic pickups. Acoustic steel-strings utilize wraps of different bronze alloys to deliver the most warmth and harmonics possible. If you're a classical or flamenco player, you'll want to take a look at our nylon string offerings. And when you need the jangle of a 12-string electric or acoustic guitar, you'll be glad to know we stock plenty of options in both.
If you've ever picked up an electric bass guitar, you know bass strings are very different than guitar strings. To span the bass' longer scale length and get the strong low end and sustain needed for the instrument, bass strings need to be much thicker and a lot longer than their guitar counterparts. And you will find different wrapping materials for different tones, such as flat-wound, tape-wound, and the traditional round-wound.
When perusing the guitar string shop at Sweetwater.com, you'll find that we also carry a vast array of strings for other popular stringed instruments. You'll find strings for your ukulele, banjo, and mandolin. Like with guitar and bass, each instrument offers a variety of materials and types for different sounds.
The first step in finding the right strings for you is to know which one work best for your instrument. Due to the many possibilities out there, Sweetwater also offers convenient string buying guides. So whether you're a seasoned pro, a beginner starting your musical journey on a new instrument, or a supportive parent who want to be sure your child gets exactly what they need, give our Sweetwater Sales Engineers a call. We can't wait to get to know you and ensure you have the perfect strings for your perfect instrument. Give us a call and you'll be enjoying the tone and feeling of a new set of strings in no time.
Questions about Guitar Strings?
Sweetwater's Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. They are available to offer you personalized product advice any time you need it.