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  1. Top Rated
    Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Nickel Electric Guitar Strings
    $4.99
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    D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings
    $6.49
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    DR Strings PHR10 Pure Blues Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings
    $5.36
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    Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Extra Light (.010-.047)
    $12.55
  5. Top Rated
    D'Addario EJ17 Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Strings (3-Pack)
    $13.95
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    Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings
    $6.95
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    D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings Single-Pack
    $4.04
  8. Top Rated
    D'Addario EJ43 Pro-Arte Light Tension Classical Guitar Strings
    $6.49
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    D'Addario EXL110 Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings Two-Pack  
    $6.49
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    D'Addario EXL140 Nickel Light Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings
    $4.39
  11. Top Rated
    Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053)
    $13.99
  12. Top Rated
    D'Addario EJ26 Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
    $5.36
  13. Top Rated
    Rogue P9 Bulk 12 Pack 009 Plain Steel Electric Guitar Strings
    $2.19
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    D'Addario EXL145 Electric Guitar Strings
    D'Addario EXL145 Electric Guitar Strings
    $4.45
  15. Top Rated
    Martin MSP7200 SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings
    $11.54
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    Gibson VR10 Vintage Reissue Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings - Light
    $7.49
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    Rogue W42 Bulk 12 Pack 042 Nickel Electric Guitar Strings
    $8.29
  18. Top Rated
    D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack
    $14.99
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    Ernie Ball 2006 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
    $4.96
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    GHS GB-DGF David Gilmour Signature Blue Set Electric Guitar Strings
    $4.95
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    Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056)
    $13.99
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    Elixir BONUS PACK! Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze HD Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
    $29.99
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    Ernie Ball 2251 Pure Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings
    $4.99
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    D'Addario ECG25 Chromes Light Electric Guitar Strings
    $10.95
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    Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light
    $5.99
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    GHS GBCL Boomers Custom Light Electric Guitar Strings
    $5.19
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    D'Addario EXL117 Medium Top/Extra-Heavy Bottom, Nickel-Wound Electric Guitar Strings
    $5.95
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    Martin MEC12 Clapton's Choice Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
    $6.21
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    Fender 150R Original Pure Nickel Electric Strings -
    $4.89
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    D'Addario EXL110-7 Lite 7-String Electric Guitar Strings
    $5.36
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    Martin MSP4000 SP Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
    $6.49
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    Dean Markley 2552 Blue Steel Light Electric Guitar Strings
    $5.49
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    Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
    $4.99
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    Martin M260 80/20 Bronze Ball-End Regular Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings
    $5.70
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    D'Addario J45 D-4 Pro-Arte Composites Normal Single Classical Guitar String
    $2.69
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    Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047)
    $20.95
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    Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056)
    $13.95
  38. Top Rated
    GHS GBXL Boomers Extra Light Electric Guitar Strings
    $4.99
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    Gibson SAG-MB12 Masterbuilt Premium Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
    $8.99
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    D'Addario XL148 Nickel-Wound, Drop C Tuning Electric Guitar Strings
    $5.49
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There's no other instrument with as much presence and cultural identity as the guitar. Virtually everyone is familiar with tons of different guitar sounds, from intense metal shredding to soft and jaunty acoustic folk music. And behind all those iconic guitar tones are great sets of strings. Just like a saxophonist changes reeds from time to time or a drummer replaces sticks, putting new strings on your guitar every so often is an important part of owning and playing one.

So, what should you look for in a set of strings? There's no one answer. To go back to those same analogies: every woodwind player has a preferred strength and shape of reed, and every drummer likes a set of sticks with particular balance and tip shape. It's the same with strings: you've got different gauges and different materials to choose from, and ultimately the right ones for you are a matter of preference.

Of course, there are a few ways to narrow down the string options. For starters, since guitars come in different scales, you need a set that's the right length for your instrument. You also need to match the type of guitar: electric strings for an electric guitar, acoustic strings for acoustic. If you play an acoustic-electric, you'll usually be looking for acoustic strings since those instruments use non-magnetic pickups. For classical and Latin guitar types directly descended from ancient gut-stringed instruments, the right strings are generally going to be nylon.

Once you've got your categories narrowed down, then you can start getting into the nitty-gritty differences between strings. For instance, electric guitars will give you the choice between nickel (for authentic vintage sound) and stainless steel (for maximum durability). Some string manufacturers have exotic material options with their own unique characteristics, like Ernie Ball's Slinky Cobalt strings. With so many subtle differences separating guitar strings, you owe it to yourself to browse carefully and look at all the choices on the table before making a decision.

When all is said and done, the only way to know for sure what a certain set of strings will sound like on your guitar is to take them for a spin. For that reason, it's not a bad idea to try out a few different ones that interest you to see which ones you like best - then you can stock up! However you like to approach your string shopping, the amazing selection you'll find here is sure to satisfy.


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