Half gauge guitar strings

EXL 120+ 9.5 gauge guitar strings

Choosing the best electric guitar string gauge for your guitar, type of music and playing style is never easy. Many guitarists wish there was an 'in-between' gauge... and there is!

Several string makers offer 9.5 gauge strings (or nine and a half, if you prefer) and they can be the perfect compromise between the two most common gauges - 9 gauge and 10 gauge strings.

9.5 gauge strings are ideal for lead guitar players who want something just a little heavier than a standard 9 gauge. Although the 0.5 thou' is a tiny difference, it is definitely noticeable and well worth trying. GHS even do a "eight and a half" gauge, which is slightly lighter than a nine, but heavier than an eight!

Here's a quick round-up of what's available in "half gauges":

D'Addario EXL120+ Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings
9.5 - 11.5 - 16 - 24 - 34 - 44

DR Strings Tite-Fit Electric Guitar Strings "Half-Tite"
9.5 - 11.5 - 16 - 24 - 34 - 44

GHS Boomers GB9 1/2 Electric Guitar Strings
9.5 - 11.5 - 16 - 24 - 32 - 44

GHS GB8 1/2 Boomers Ultra Light+ Electric Guitar Strings
.0085, .0105, .014, .22, .32, .40

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