Guitar StringsBuyer's Guides
Guitar Strings information
Want to buy new guitar strings for your electric or acoustic guitar? Then have a look at the large assortment in the Bax-shop strings department! When is the right time to replace the strings on your guitar? Many beginner guitarists don't notice when their strings start to become dull and lose their tone. Once they replace those old strings, they hear how clean and bright their guitar can sound! In other words, you don't have to wait for a string to break, but should that happen, you can buy a single replacement string. It's often best, however, to replace an entire set completely for an even sound.
What kind of strings do you need? You can choose between electric guitar strings and acoustic guitar strings. In the case of the latter, you can choose between strings for a steel-string or a classical guitar. Classic (a.k.a Spanish) guitars always have nylon strings (the 3 bass strings are metal-wound). Never put steel strings on a classical guitar! It is not built for them and can't handle such a high tension. Numbers like .011 refer to the thickness of the string in inches, otherwise known as 'gauge'.
Thinner strings sound brighter and are easier to push and bend. Thicker strings last longer, are suitable for lower tunings and sound fuller in general. Guitar strings can be either roundwound or flatwound. The popular roundwound strings have a ribbed surface and a clear tone, while flatwound strings produce less unwanted noise, are play easier to play and sound full and warm. Some strings have a protective coating for an even longer lifespan. See also our bass guitar strings, resonator strings and strings for other instruments like ukulele, mandolin, banjo and resonator guitar.