Guitar String Gauges

Electric guitar

The following table displays the gauges in inches: (Note: strings in dark gray boxes are wound. All others are plain.)

Name 1
(e)
2
(B)
3
(G)
4
(D)
5
(A)
6
(E)
7
(B)
Extra super light (8–38) .008 .010 .015 .021 .030 .038
Extra super light plus (8.5–39) .0085 .0105 .015 .022 .032 .039
Super light (9–42,52) .009 .011 .016 .024 .032 .042 .052
Super light plus (9.5–44,54) .0095 .0115 .016 .024 .034 .044 .054
Regular light (10–46,56) .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046 .056
Extra light w/heavy bass (9–46,56) .009 .011 .016 .026 .036 .046 .056
Medium (11–49,59) .011 .014 .018 .028 .038 .049 .059
Light Top / Heavy Bottom (10–52,60) .010 .013 .017 .032 .042 .052 .060
Medium w/wound G string (11–52,60) .011 .013 .020 .030 .042 .052 .060
Heavy (12–54,62) .012 .016 .020 .032 .042 .054 .062
Extra heavy (13–56,65) .013 .017 .026 .036 .046 .056 .065

The following table displays the gauges in millimeters:

Name 1
(E)
2
(B)
3
(G)
4
(D)
5
(A)
6
(E)
Extra super light (8–38) 0.2032 0.2540 0.3810 0.5334 0.7620 0.9652
Extra super light plus (812.7–39) 0.2159 0.2667 0.3810 0.5588 0.8128 0.9906
Super light (9–42) 0.2286 0.2794 0.4064 0.6096 0.8128 1.0668
Super light plus (9–44) 0.2413 0.2921 0.4064 0.6096 0.8636 1.1176
Regular light (10–46) 0.2540 0.3302 0.4318 0.6604 0.9144 1.1684
Extra light w/heavy bass (9–46) 0.2286 0.2794 0.4064 0.7366 0.9144 1.1684
Medium (11-48/49) 0.2794 0.3556 0.4572 0.7112 0.9652 1.2192~1.2446
Light Top / Heavy Bottom (10–52) 0.2540 0.3302 0.4318 0.8128 1.0668 1.3208
Medium w/wound G string (11–52) 0.2794 0.3302 0.5080 0.7620 1.0668 1.3208
Heavy (12–54) 0.3048 0.4064 0.5080 0.8128 1.0668 1.3716
Extra heavy (13–56) 0.3302 0.4318 0.6604 0.9144 1.1684 1.4224

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Alvarez MDA66CESHB Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar Shadowburst

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USD$899.97

Alvarez MFA66CESHB Folk Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar Shadowburst

The MFA66CESHB is made from a hand selected, solid African mahogany top, and solid, fully-cured African mahogany back and sides. Each component is made of natural material, including real bone saddles and nuts, Acacia Koa binding, Paua Abolone purflings, ebony bridge pins and green abalone inlays. Alvarez MFA66CESHB Masterworks Folk Acoustic Electric Guitar Features Folk Acoustic Electric Cutaway Solid African Mahogany Top Solid African Mahogany Back and Sides Hand Finished, Scalloped Bracing System One Piece Mahogany Neck + Heel, 50/50 Semi Gloss Premium Die-Cast Gold Tuners with Ebony Buttons Rosewood Bi-Level Bridge Rosewood Fingerboard Paua Abalone Inlays Acacia Koa Binding 1.5mm Paua Abalone Purfling Ebony Bridge Pins Real Bone Nut and Saddle High Gloss Finish SYS650 Preamp with Tuner Beautifully voiced, professional guitars made from all-solid, seasoned tone woods. All solid wood really does make a difference, and Alvarez made sure each Masterworks gets the best out their solid wood construction. They are very open sounding, powerful instruments with rounded notes and plenty of bass. Masterworks guitars feature a one-piece mahogany neck with a 50/50 finish, premium tuners with ebony buttons, and 12th Fret abalone inlay. The Masterworks bracing system is forward shifted with scalloped, hand finished X braces that allow these guitars to project incredibly well. There’s lots of sustain and dynamic response. Either strummed or picked, the separation and balance across the strings is unprecedented in this price range. The SYS650 preamp with built-in tuner accurately captures all of the raw power and detailed tonal textures of these incredible instruments.

USD$839.97

Alvarez MFA66SHB Masterworks Folk Acoustic Guitar Shadowburst

The MFA66SHB is a beautifully voiced, professional guitar made from all-solid, seasoned tone woods. All solid wood really does make a difference, and Alvarez made sure each Masterworks gets the best out their solid wood construction. They are very open sounding, powerful instruments with rounded notes and plenty of bass. Alvarez MFA66SHB Masterworks Folk Acoustic Guitar Features Folk Acoustic Solid African Mahogany Top Solid African Mahogany Back and Sides Hand Finished, Scalloped Bracing System One Piece Mahogany Neck + Heel, 50/50 Semi Gloss Premium Die-Cast Gold Tuners with Ebony Buttons Rosewood Bi-Level Bridge Rosewood Fingerboard Paua Abalone Inlays Acacia Koa Binding 1.5mm Paua Abalone Purfling Ebony Bridge Pins Real Bone Nut and Saddle High Gloss Finish The MFA66SHB is made from a hand selected, solid African mahogany top, and solid, fully-cured African mahogany back and sides. Each component is made of natural material, including real bone saddles and nuts, Acacia Koa binding, Paua Abolone purflings, ebony bridge pins and green abalone inlays. Masterworks guitars feature a one-piece mahogany neck with a 50/50 finish, premium tuners with ebony buttons, and 12th Fret abalone inlay. The Masterworks bracing system is forward shifted with scalloped, hand finished X braces that allow these guitars to project incredibly well. There’s lots of sustain and dynamic response. Either strummed or picked, the separation and balance across the strings is unprecedented in this price range.

USD$699.99

Alvarez MFA70 Masterworks Folk Acoustic Guitar Natural

The MFA70 is made from a hand selected, solid AA Sitka Spruce top, and solid, fully-cured East Indian Rosewood back and sides. Each component is made of natural material, including real bone saddles and nuts, Acacia Koa binding, Paua Abolone purflings, ebony bridge pins and green abalone inlays. Alvarez MFA70 Masterworks Folk Acoustic Guitar Features Folk/OM Acoustic Solid AA Sitka Spruce Top Solid East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides Hand Finished, Scalloped Bracing System One Piece Mahogany Neck + Heel, 50/50 Semi Gloss Premium Die-Cast Gold Tuners with Ebony Buttons Rosewood Bi-Level Bridge Rosewood Fingerboard Paua Abalone Inlays Acacia Koa Binding 1.5mm Paua Abalone Purfling Ebony Bridge Pins Real Bone Nut and Saddle Beautifully voiced, professional guitars made from all-solid, seasoned tone woods. Masterworks guitars feature a one-piece mahogany neck with a 50/50 finish, premium tuners with ebony buttons, and 12th Fret abalone inlay. The Masterworks bracing system is forward shifted with scalloped, hand finished X braces that allow these guitars to project incredibly well. There’s lots of sustain and dynamic response. Either strummed or picked, the separation and balance across the strings is unprecedented in this price range All solid wood really does make a difference, and Alvarez made sure each Masterworks gets the best out their solid wood construction. They are very open sounding, powerful instruments with rounded notes and plenty of bass.

USD$899.97

Alvarez MFA70CE Folk Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar Natural

The MFA70CE is a beautifully voiced, professional guitar that is made from all-solid, seasoned tone woods. All solid wood really does make a difference, and Alvarez made sure each Masterworks gets the best out their solid wood construction. They are very open sounding, powerful instruments with rounded notes and plenty of bass. Alvarez MFA70CE Masterworks Folk Acoustic Electric Guitar Features Folk/OM Acoustic Cutaway Electric Solid AA Sitka Spruce Top Solid East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides Hand Finished, Scalloped Bracing System One Piece Mahogany Neck + Heel, 50/50 Semi Gloss Premium Die-Cast Gold Tuners with Ebony Buttons Rosewood Bi-Level Bridge Rosewood Fingerboard Paua Abalone Inlays Acacia Koa Binding 1.5mm Paua Abalone Purfling Ebony Bridge Pins Real Bone Nut and Saddle High Gloss Finish SYS650 Preamp/Tuner The MFA70CE is made from a hand selected, solid AA Sitka Spruce top, and solid, fully-cured East Indian Rosewood back and sides. Each component is made of natural material, including real bone saddles and nuts, Acacia Koa binding, Paua Abolone purflings, ebony bridge pins and green abalone inlays. Masterworks guitars feature a one-piece mahogany neck with a 50/50 finish, premium tuners with ebony buttons, and 12th Fret abalone inlay. The Masterworks bracing system is forward shifted with scalloped, hand finished X braces that allow these guitars to project incredibly well. There’s lots of sustain and dynamic response. Either strummed or picked, the separation and balance across the strings is unprecedented in this price range. The SYS650 pickup system accurately captures the raw power and detailed tonal textures of this expressive instrument.

USD$1099.95

Alvarez MFA70CE Masterworks Folk A/E

The MFA70CE is a beautifully voiced, professional guitar that is made from all-solid, seasoned tone woods. All solid wood really does make a difference, and Alvarez made sure each Masterworks gets the best out their solid wood construction. They are very open sounding, powerful instruments with rounded notes and plenty of bass. Alvarez MFA70CE Masterworks Folk Acoustic Electric Guitar Features Folk/OM Acoustic Cutaway Electric Solid AA Sitka Spruce Top Solid East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides Hand Finished, Scalloped Bracing System One Piece Mahogany Neck + Heel, 50/50 Semi Gloss Premium Die-Cast Gold Tuners with Ebony Buttons Rosewood Bi-Level Bridge Rosewood Fingerboard Paua Abalone Inlays Acacia Koa Binding 1.5mm Paua Abalone Purfling Ebony Bridge Pins Real Bone Nut and Saddle High Gloss Finish SYS650 Preamp/Tuner The MFA70CE is made from a hand selected, solid AA Sitka Spruce top, and solid, fully-cured East Indian Rosewood back and sides. Each component is made of natural material, including real bone saddles and nuts, Acacia Koa binding, Paua Abolone purflings, ebony bridge pins and green abalone inlays. Masterworks guitars feature a one-piece mahogany neck with a 50/50 finish, premium tuners with ebony buttons, and 12th Fret abalone inlay. The Masterworks bracing system is forward shifted with scalloped, hand finished X braces that allow these guitars to project incredibly well. There’s lots of sustain and dynamic response. Either strummed or picked, the separation and balance across the strings is unprecedented in this price range. The SYS650 pickup system accurately captures the raw power and detailed tonal textures of this expressive instrument.

USD$688.95

Alvarez MPA66SHB Masterworks Parlor Acoustic Guitar Shadowburst

The MPA66SHB Parlor is made from a hand selected, solid African mahogany top, and solid, fully-cured African mahogany back and sides. Each component is made of natural material, including real bone saddles and nuts, Acacia Koa binding, Paua Abolone purflings, ebony bridge pins and green abalone inlays. Beautifully voiced, professional guitars made from all-solid, seasoned tone woods. Alvarez MPA66SHB Masterworks Parlor Acoustic Guitar Features Parlor Acoustic Solid African Mahogany Top Solid African Mahogany Back and Sides Hand Finished, Scalloped Bracing System One Piece Mahogany Neck + Heel, 50/50 Semi Gloss Premium Die-Cast Gold Tuners with Ebony Buttons Rosewood Bi-Level Bridge Rosewood Fingerboard Paua Abalone Inlays Acacia Koa Binding 1.5mm Paua Abalone Purfling Ebony Bridge Pins Real Bone Nut and Saddle High Gloss Finish All solid wood really does make a difference, and Alvarez made sure each Masterworks gets the best out their solid wood construction. They are very open sounding, powerful instruments with rounded notes and plenty of bass. Masterworks guitars feature a one-piece mahogany neck with a 50/50 finish, premium tuners with ebony buttons, and 12th Fret abalone inlay. The Masterworks bracing system is forward shifted with scalloped, hand finished X braces that allow these guitars to project incredibly well. There’s lots of sustain and dynamic response. Either strummed or picked, the separation and balance across the strings is unprecedented in this price range.

USD$739.98

Alvarez PY70 Yairi Standard Series Parlor Acoustic Guitar wCase

The new Alvarez-Yairi instruments represent the ultimate crossroads of old-world traditional craftsmanship and modern construction techniques. After 50 years of refinement, the Yairi luthiers have constructed a guitar that embodies the magic so many players seek and yet few have yet to find: the delicate balance of roaring power and subtle, shimmering detail. The luthiers in the Yairi shop have learned a few things in 50 years - most importantly, the magic is nothing if you can't replicate it consistently, guitar after guitar. Part of that equation is a maniacal attention to detail. Another component is the use of modern construction techniques unique to Yairi instruments. If you're going to redefine the idea of balanced tone, you've got to experiment. The Yairi luthiers started by building dozens of prototypes, each using a different bracing pattern. Through almost two years of testing, they gradually narrowed the field until they had settled on what everyone believed to be the most responsive, loudest, best-sounding guitar they had ever built. The bracing technique used in that guitar is now known as "FSTII," short for "forward-shifted, type 2." This unique bracing pattern is now found in all Yairi Masterworks instruments, and is at the core of their vibrant, explosive tone. Part of what makes Yairi instruments so responsive is the direct-coupled bridge. Under the top, there is an ebony block with a flange that pulls the bridge plate and top. When inserted into the bridge, the strings pull up on this block, which couples the strings directly to the bridge plate and top. Simultaneously, the strings exert down-pressure on the saddle and bridge, ensuring that it cannot be pulled off the guitar. The complete system could literally function without any glue, since the string tension pulls the block tight to the top while also holding down the bridge, increasing sustain, volume, and resonance while creating extremely clear articulation between the strings. Yairi instruments also use an extended dovetail neck block. This adds support to the area between the body joint and the end of the fingerboard. Combined with a longer adjustable truss rod, this results in a significant increase in stability all the way to the sound hole. This in turn has a dramatic impact on tonal balance, and gives these instruments their immediate, punch-in-the-chest response when you really rip into them.

USD$1349.95

Alvarez Wy1ts Yairi Stage Om/Folk Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

A wonderful performance guitar or just for playing for pleasure. The Alvarez Yairi WY1, from the Bob Weir Series AC/EL Folk line, is a medium-depth acoustic guitar with a single cutaway and select tonewoods, most notably a select (AA Western Red) cedar toBodyBody type: FolkCutaway: Single cutawayTop wood: CedarBack & sides: RosewoodBracing pattern: Forward shifted scalloped XBody finish: GlossOrientation: Right handedNeckNeck shape: CNut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)Fingerboard: RosewoodNeck wood: MahoganyScale length: 25"Number of frets: 20Neck finish: SatinElectronicsPickup/preamp: YesBrand: B-bandConfiguration: Undersaddle and soundboardPreamp EQ: 3-bandFeedback filter: NotchTuner: YesOtherHeadstock overlay: RosewoodTuning machines: GoldBridge: RosewoodSaddle & nut: BoneNumber of strings: 6-stringSpecial features: TonewoodsCase: Hardshell caseAccessories: Warranty card, adjustment toolsCountry of origin: China

USD$1679.00

Aquila 4U Nylgut Soprano Ukulele Strings

The Aquila 4U Nylgut Soprano Ukulele Strings belong to Aquila’s new Nylgut series, designed to reproduce the promptness of attack and brilliance that characterize original gut strings. Aquila aimed to design a synthetic string that has the same acoustic properties a gut, but without its typical limitations. The 4U New Nylgut set allows players to discover the sound of 19th and 20th century uke masters, while providing greater tuning stability higher than even the best gut and nylon strings. Until recently the typical sound quality of gut has been a constant point of reference for luthiers, composers and performers alike. A fundamental aim of Aquila’s research has been to make a new synthetic product having the same acoustic properties as gut - but without its typical defects - (high cost, limited duration and high instability under varying climatic). The New Nylgut has these qualities!

USD$6.95

Aquila 50184 Concert Ukulele Strings

Aquila's Nylgut Concert Ukulele strings are comprised of a synthetic plastic compound that stays in tune with accurate fret intonation. With a density similar to pure gut, Nylgut produces a natural sound and is stable under moisture changes.Th

USD$7.49

AQUILA 50184 Concert Ukulele Strings

Highly polished to a smooth surface.

USD$7.49

Aquila 50185 Low G Tenor Ukulele Strings

Aquila's Nylgut Low G Tenor Ukulele strings are comprised of a synthetic plastic compound that stays in tune with accurate fret intonation. With a density similar to pure gut, Nylgut produces a natural sound and is stable under moisture changes. Designed

USD$8.00

AQUILA 50185 Low G Tenor Ukulele Strings

Highly polished to a smooth surface.

USD$8.00

AQUILA 50185 Tenor Ukulele Strings

Highly polished to a smooth surface.

USD$7.49

Aquila 50185 Tenor Ukulele Strings

Aquila's Nylgut tenor strings are comprised of a synthetic plastic compound that stays in tune with accurate fret intonation. With a density similar to pure gut, Nylgut produces a natural sound and is stable under moisture changes.The developm

USD$7.49

Aquila 53099 Soprano Ukulele Strings

Aquila's Nylgut Soprano Ukulele strings are comprised of a synthetic plastic compound that stays in tune with accurate fret intonation. With a density similar to pure gut, Nylgut produces a natural sound and is stable under moisture changes.Th

USD$7.49

Aquila 53100 Low G Soprano Ukulele Strings

Aquila's Nylgut Low G Soprano Ukulele strings are comprised of a synthetic plastic compound that stays in tune with accurate fret intonation. With a density similar to pure gut, Nylgut produces a natural sound and is stable under moisture changes. Designe

USD$8.00

AQUILA 53100 Low G Soprano Ukulele Strings

Highly polished to a smooth surface.

USD$8.00

AQUILA GCEA Low Tune Baritone Ukulele Strings

Highly polished to a smooth surface.

USD$6.99

Aquila Gcea Low Tune Baritone Ukulele Strings

The development of a new synthetic material that can imitate the acoustical characteristics of gut but without the typical defects such as high cost, short string life, and severe instability to changes of climate, has always been a fundamental goal of Aq

USD$6.99

AQUILA Red Series 83U Soprano Ukulele Strings (GCEA Tuning)

Capable of lower tunings, less breakage and better intonation.

USD$9.50

Aquila Red Series 83U Soprano Ukulele Strings (Gcea Tuning) Red

For their Aquila Red Series String Sets, Aquila starts with Nylgut and then adds red copper powder to increase the density of the string. This results in a stiffer string capable of lower tunings, less breakage and better intonation.

USD$9.50