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Ernie Ball titanium coated guitar strings now available

Ernie BAll Titanium Guitar Strings

Ernie Ball's new Titanium Reinforced coated Electric Strings are now available in all your favorite Ernie Ball Slinky gauges. Titanium guitar strings combine the latest technological advances in string manufacturing; all wound strings are treated with a micro-thin layer of an exclusive enamel that prevents decay and corrosion up to 5 times more than uncoated sets. read more »

Elixir launch new Anti-Rust Strings


Elixir have launched a new range of Electric Guitar Strings with an ultra-thin NANOWEB™ coating, branded "anti-rust". Elixir claim that this new innovation can extend the life of plain steel strings by 3-5 times - something that should prove popular with guitarists who have seen the effect that sweaty fingers can have on regular plain steel strings! read more »

Titanium acoustic guitar strings - better than coated strings?

Rohrbacher titanuum guitar strings

Rohrbacher Technologies - the manufacturer of the world's first Titanium Acoustic Guitar Strings (U.S. Patent 6, 348, 646) - claims to bring you one step closer to guitar strings that last forever!

Rohrbacher strings are made from a titanium core, nickel wound. The corrosion proof strings for acoustic guitar are designed to replace light gauge steel sets.  read more »

Pink Floyd's Gilmour promotes GHS strings

GHS Strings Dave Gilmour

Floyd's Guitar God Gilmour now has his own Signature Series of strings from GHS.

David Gilmour's connection with GHS' Boomers series goes back to 1979, when he started using them on Pink Floyd's "The Wall" project.

He uses gauges 10, 12, 16, 28, 38, and 48 on his Fender Stratocaster™, and gauges 10.5, 13, 17, 30, 40, and 50 on his Gibson Les Paul™. read more »

Rotosound launch "Drop Zone" strings for drop tuning

Rotosound RS66LH Strings

English guitar string maker Rotosound has launched a new range of strings for both bass and electric guitar.

The strings are ideal for drop-D tuning, popular with grunge, garage and heavy rock bands. (Check our FAQ on drop D tuning here: http://www.guitarstringguide.com/drupal/content/what-drop-d-tuning) read more »

New guitar teaching aid helps beginners with hand position

Guitar beginners space trainer

UK guitarist Kelvin Pratt has launched a guitar hand position guide - the "Space Trainer" - to overcome the problem of beginners struggling to position their left hand correctly when first learning basic chords. read more »

Who invented nylon classical guitar strings?

Augustine Classical Guitar Strings Logo

Albert Augustine is a legend in the classical guitar world. Founded in 1947, his company manufactured the world's first nylon classical guitar strings - stronger, louder and more reliable than the animal gut-based strings used previously. read more »

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