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Thomastik KR116 Classic S Series Flatwound Light Guitar Strings   

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Classic S Series flatwounds are soft steel guitar strings with extra long sustain. A unique design employing a highly flexible steel rope core brings...Read More

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Smooth and brilliant, with extra-long sustain.

Classic S Series flatwounds are soft steel guitar strings with extra long sustain. A unique design employing a highly flexible steel rope core brings a high degree of playing comfort. E, A, D are silverplated copper flatwound. G, B, and E are nylon tape wound.

Gauges: .016 - .024 - .025 - .023 - .031 - 039.


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ThomastikKR116 Classic S Series Flatwound Light Guitar Strings
 
3.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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4.0

Specialized

By Wes

from Northwest

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Pros

  • Easy players

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Vintage acoustics

    Comments about Thomastik KR116 Classic S Series Flatwound Light Guitar Strings:

    I have Thomastic flat wounds on three archtops and love them, well worth the price. I was looking for something similar for my acoustic. The Classics play wonderfully, but with much lower tension I have not been able to adjust the neck on my Rainsong to eliminate buzzing on the big strings. These would be best on vintage acoustics that would benefit from less stress. I do have the action on the Rainsong set very low which is probably the cause of my difficulties.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Thomastick Clasic S rope core

    By Kevin P

    from Australia

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • About the best Hybrid Classic/Folk strings ever.
      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Thomastik KR116 Classic S Series Flatwound Light Guitar Strings:

      The Classic S rope core are quite a departure from the standard Classic strings one has come to expect.
      They really suit the cross over finger style Folk guitarist. The feel and sound sits between a good carbon classic set and a high quality silk and steel set; both in feel and sound. They make a rather budget classic guitar sound like a instrument worth 10 times the price. They project well.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Strings !!!

      By JB

      from Midway, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Thomastik KR116 Classic S Series Flatwound Light Guitar Strings:

          If you want that classic guitar feel on your acoustic guitar these strings are for you. All 6 wound strings. Great feel and super sound. They are worth the money to me and last a long time!

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          WARNING-NOT FLATWOUNDS

          By Greg

          from New York City

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Tone Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Thomastik KR116 Classic S Series Flatwound Light Guitar Strings:

              For mucho dinero a set, I bought these supposed "flatwound" strings for my classical guitar after reading all the rave reviews to eliminate the scrithy sound on the low E, A, and D. Bought 2 sets before trying them out. Well, the Thomastik KR-116s are really round wounds using "unique construction" as false advertising. They are round wound, not flatwound. I use flatwounds on my Gibson ES-175 so I know the difference. They tuned up really fast and keep tune. The feel and sound on the high G, B, and E is weirdly rough after full nylons due to the "unique" construction using what looks like graphite materials. The sustain is ok and the tone is not bad but not worth the high price. All 6 strings have ball ends which is very handy for stringing. If you like the sweet sound of nylons and want flatwound low E, A, and D strings, these are not what you're looking for.

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Awesome strings in open G

              By ben becker

              from See style

              Comments about Thomastik KR116 Classic S Series Flatwound Light Guitar Strings:

              I bought these on a whim because it was time to change the strings on my Baby Taylor and i wanted to try something different on it. I play finger style blues in open G and this is my go-to guitar. These strings feel great! They bend well and stay in tune. They have a mellow tone but still have some brightness too. If you are going to these after traditional strings be prepared for some volume loss -- not a lot but you will notice.

              I have had them on for a week and i have played this guitar every chance i get!
              As long as they hold up, I will definitely keep using them.
              A bit pricy but it all depends on how long they last.

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