The Acoustic Guitars are one of the 3 main types of guitars available in the world. It is made up of many parts; these are the head, tuners, nuts, neck, strings, frets and the sound hole. Some of these parts are interchangeable; that is you can replace some of them with a different design and type, so as to make some different sounds from your guitar. One of such part is the acoustic guitar strings. A string is a very important part of an Acoustic guitar whether the guitar is a 6 string or a 12 string acoustic guitar.
Best acoustic guitar strings are available separately in the market in abundance. There are quite some reasons to buy guitar strings separately; sometimes, the guitar strings need to be changed if they break up or develop any other defect; sometimes the decision is purely because of the need to generate different sounds from the guitar. Whether you are using the right handed or the left handed acoustic guitar strings, these are available for every type. Things to look when buying a guitar string are Gauge preference, material, coatings and treatments etc. The more professional you start to become, the older you guitar start to become, chances of buying separate guitar strings increase.
Acoustic Guitar String Types
Buying guitar strings directly from the shops is a common practice, as you need to physically check the strings, but nowadays even you can buy the guitar strings online. There are many variations of the acoustic guitar strings; the main ones are the 80/20 bronze and the Phosphor Bronze. There are even steel guitar strings some of which are coated with nylon, copper wrap and/or silk. Some of the cheap guitar strings are found from this 3rd category.
It is natural that everyone wants the best sounding and top rated acoustic guitar strings for themselves. While buying them, consider whether or not you want a coated set. Let’s have a look at some of the best acoustic guitar strings available as of today. The Elixir 80/20 Bronze Guitar Strings have a NANOWEB coating.
The recommended gauge here is Light (.012-.053). This is a favourite brand for most of the guitarists because of the longevity that it provides. Although they are a bit costly, the price is worth it.
Then there is the Martin MSP4150 SP Phosphor Bronze Guitar Strings which has the Light-Medium Gauge (.0125-.055). These are not as durable as the Elixir brand, but definitely better for improving the Tone. There are no coatings in these martin acoustic guitar strings, so be prepared to change them even every month. Some of such strings also work for the semi acoustic guitar.
The D’Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Guitar Strings are like similar to the Elixir brand. They have a lot of types. D’Addario is also famous for making good mandolin strings, which is a small lute, in which eight strings are paired in four unison courses.
The Ernie Ball 2146 Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings are another good brand of strings to look at. They can be put up in the “you can’t go wrong” category. Although this brand is best known to make strings for the Electric guitars, still those for the acoustic guitars are of very high quality, having a medium-light gauge.
Finally, there is the Light gauge one, John Pearse 600L Phosphor Bronze Guitar Strings. They are dubbed as the least popular best guitar strings in the market. They are very good, tonally, sounding very clean and clear. Consider them for sure, as they are also comparatively cheap. I hope this information would be useful for you in finding best guitar strings for your Acoustic Guitar.