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Thomastik JS111 Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings  

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Thomastik-Infeld Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings are designed specifically for semi-acoustic and acoustic jazz guitars.Gauges: .01...Read More

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Mellow timbre, good power.

Thomastik-Infeld Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings are designed specifically for semi-acoustic and acoustic jazz guitars.
Gauges: .011 - .015 - .019 (Wound) - .025 - .035 - .047.


Strings that swing. Thomastik-Infeld JS110s are the best for your music. Order today.

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ThomastikJS111 Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.8

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      5.0

      Expensive, Well Made

      By Mickey

      from Near Smoky Mountain, TN

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • High Quality
      • Nice Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Somewhat Hard To Install
      • Stiff

      Best Uses

      • Hollow Body
      • Jass Guitar

      Comments about Thomastik JS111 Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

      These Strings are the most expensive that I have ever purchased. I installed them on a Gibson L-4, and they do sound great, however, I have not had them on long enough to tell about the longevity. They feel somewhat harsh at first, being used to lighter gauge round wound, but it takes less pressure to note these strings.

      The extra fabric wrap on each end of the string is a beautiful touch, however, it somewhat interferes with bass string installations. Perhaps I am attempting to get too many wraps around the tuning peg, usually try to get at least 3.

      I am not an accomplished player capable of taking advantage of the guitar nor the strings, but they have a pure tone. I have been more of a Flat Top acoustic player, learning Bluegrass licks, and recently got out the electric boxes, and just purchased this L-4. Quite a beautiful guitar, 1990 model, but the neck is wider than what I like, and the frets are just a little fat for my preference. My ES-150, 1968 model, has a smaller neck with smooth frets.

      I am expecting great things and a long life from these George Benson's, however, I must admit, they did not help me sound one bit like him! Now if I can just find the right Amp, tonal characteristics, and the fountain of youth for my hands, perhaps all that will change.

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      5.0

      The Best!

      By JazzCat

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Great Product
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

      • No Difficulities

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Thomastik JS111 Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

      I have been playing guitar for 50 years, matched with my Heritage Eagle and H-575 these are the best stings one can use for jazz delivering superior tonal quality and long life.

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      5.0

      Quality

      By Smyth63

      from PA

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      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

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          Comments about Thomastik JS111 Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

          These went on a Godin Kingpin.They stayed in tune right away. They are very smooth and there is no finger noise when sliding notes and cords.They are great very high end strings.One thing I do want to let other guitar players know is that you will lose a little acoustic volume when playing a archtop unplugged.So for me I would not use them again on my Kingpin because I do play unplugged often. Plugged in they sound great.Hope this helps.

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          5.0

          Great feel and tone

          By West Coast Blues

          from England

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                Comments about Thomastik JS111 Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

                Just got these for my semi acoustic Ibanez AS103 and I am delighted. I love the tone, mellow, but not "boomy" on the bass strings like other sets of strings I have tried. That could be because of the relatively low gauge of the bass strings, for a set of 11's. They have a soft feel which I really like. Great for solo jazz guitar as there is virtually no string noise. I only play jazz so can't comment on their suitability for other styles of music.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                J Wells

                By Jimmie Wells

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Thomastik JS111 Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

                These are by far the softest, smoothest strings I have ever used. I have tried the medium lights, but prefer the lights. I have these installed on my Gretsch 6120 and Fender Jazzmaster
                Over the past 40 plus years I have used many different strings. I have been using these for over a year now and like them the best of any other.
                The quality is very good
                These are expensive but worth every penny.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Good, but the JS113's are better

                Comments about Thomastik JS111 Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

                I have used both these and the heavier JS 113's and strongly prefer the 113's. They are smoother, last longer, and have much more punch and nuance than the lighter strings. The 111's tend to break and rust much earlier than do the 113's, and like I said do not have as much subtlety. This may not sound like it makes sense, but trust me--go heavy!

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Thomastik JS111 strings are wondeful!

                Comments about Thomastik JS111 Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

                I first tried Thomastik strings in the late '80s when I started to try and play jazz. After watching all the good jazz players, I noticed most of them used heavy flat-wound strings of pure nickel. I really had a great opportunity when I went to my favorite music store and the guitar tech (good friend of mine) was working on Oscar Perry's Epiphone. Later in the week I got to meet Oscar and really talk to him about his guitar and jam with him! Great time!Anyway, I've always used 13s in Thomastiks but wanted to see how the lighter gauge would sound and play.I put these on a 2007 Howard Roberts Fusion III and they sound GREAT!!!! Even Rock and Blues sounds good with this setup!If you're thinking about trying them, GO FOR IT!You may be pleasantly surprised!

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

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                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Thomastik JS111 Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

                I had gotten used to playing some heavier nickel wound D'addario's. I practice hard and often So If my fingers aren't bleeding they're numb as all hell. After switching ti these jazz swing things I can definitely say flow of blood has ceased and I definitely play faster and more accurately.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The Best

                By atpbur

                from BURBANK, CA

                Comments about Thomastik JS111 Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

                Over the last 30 some years I've been playing these are the best string I've come across the tones are vibrant and the string last longer than I was use to, well worth the money!

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