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Quality from technology—computer-controlled windings, laser micrometer inspection, and closed-loop tension...
Brilliant sound and excellent longevity.
Special coating extends string life dramatically!
Steel on the inside, space-age polymer on the outside! Polyweb strings from Elixir feature a high-tech polymer...
Designed for professionals.
Dunlop Resonator Guitar Strings are constructed of the finest phosphor bronze wire available in the perfect...
Excellent for slide guitar.
Developed in close cooperation with the Bluegrass community.
Resonator guitars are definitely a unique and interesting variation on the standard guitar, and as such, require a special type of resonator string to maximize their sound. In this section, you will find a number of string options that will help you to have your resonator sounding its best in no time at all.
Of course, the main difference between a resonator and a standard acoustic guitar is that their sounds are produced by spun metal cones that give them a louder sound that cuts through more easily. This was especially important in the days before amplifiers and helped prevent the sound of a guitar from getting lost in shuffle of larger dance orchestras. As you can imagine, the strings for a resonator played a large role in their sound then, and continue to play a large role today.
So the big question is which strings are going to be perfect for your resonator? Well, the truth is that there's really no right or wrong answer to that question. All the strings available in this section are of top notch quality, so it will simply come down to personal preference and what sounds best to you. If you're not sure where to begin your search for strings, maybe have a look at our best sellers. Options such as the EJ42 PB Resophonic String Set from D'Addario or the M980 Nickel Wound Bluegrass Resonator Guitar Strings from Martin may be perfect for you, as could the 1600 Acoustic Slide Guitar Strings from GHS or the 3000 Resophonic Strings from John Pearse.
The truth is that when you find the right strings, you'll just know. Something in their tone will connect and you'll be happier with your playing than ever before. If the meantime, trying out all the different strings and mixing it up a little bit can honestly be a lot of fun. So dive in, check out your choices, and your resonator will be ready to play in no time!