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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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

(based on 13 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (7)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

J Wells

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good, but the JS113's are better

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....Read complete review

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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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

J Wells

By Jimmie Wells

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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.

(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!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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By Anonymous

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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.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good, but the JS113's are better

By Doofus1

from Richlands VA

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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!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Thomastik JS111 strings are wondeful!

By BluesFan-sDdxC

from Texas.

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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!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice

By Wes

from Northwest

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

      My second set, first on a Godin Kingpin and these on the old Gibson ES120T. This is the first time I have put strings on a guitar and thought, "Wow, these are really different" since they quit making Nashville Straights 35 years ago.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

       
      5.0

      it's been a month..

      By Dan the Man

      from Colorado Springs Colorado

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I've had them on for a month now, I play everyday or every other day. They still sound brilliant. Best feeling strings ever. Lightest flats ever, too.

          Playing on a Rickenbacker 360

           
          5.0

          My New Favorite Strings

          By Danzissou

          from Denver, CO

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy to put on
          • Good Tension
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • anything
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            These strings are amazing! They glide and yet aren't so extremely different from roundwounds in feel. They still have the bite of normal string, but shine for finger picking.

             
            5.0

            The Best

            By Eddy2late

            from Washington State

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              I've been playing guitar for over 20 years. On my solid bodies I use D'Addario nickel wound 10s. I even use them for my Semi-hollow bodies. I've never really liked flatwound strings so I just put some 11s on those.. I acquired a couple of spruce top guitars and put D'Addario flatwounds on them. I liked the feel but the sound wasn't quite what I wanted. I read that George Benson used his own set of Thomastiks. I thought they were a little expensive so I was hesitant. Curiosity finally got the best of me so I bought a set of flatwound 11s. Put them on my Epiphone Broadway. They felt and sounded so great I ordered another set and put them on an Eastman AR810-CE. These strings caused both guitars to project so much more acoustically that I can not play the Eastman at night while others are sleeping unless I use my thumb!! When amplified they both sound fantastic!! It's like they came alive!! I have to try them on the ES-175!!

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