Medium Balanced Electric Guitar Strings (With Wound 3rd) – .012 .016 .024 .034 .044 .052


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Charlie and Johns

Here at Charlie & John’s, we are obsessed with the quality of our handmade guitar strings. We do not have automated machines. Every string that comes off the production line is made by a machinist one by one. That machinist meticulously controls and maintains the consistency from string to string.

String sizes in this pack:

.012, .016, .024, .034, .044, .052

Even our raw materials are made in the USA.

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.


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What are electric guitar strings made of?

The vast majority of electric guitar strings are made of steel. The type of steel used varies depending on the manufacturer, but the most common types are called "plain steel" and "nickel-plated steel". Plain steel strings are made of a high-carbon steel alloy. The carbon content is usually between 0.6% and 1.2%. This steel is very strong and durable, but it is also very susceptible to rust and corrosion.

How are electric guitar strings different from acoustic guitar strings?

Electric guitar strings are typically made of steel, while acoustic guitar strings are typically made of nylon. The different materials make for different sounds when the strings are plucked. Steel strings tend to be brighter and have more of a “twang” to them, while nylon strings are warmer and have a more mellow sound. The gauge (thickness) of the strings is also different between electric and acoustic guitars.

How do electric guitar strings affect the sound of the guitar?

The sound of an electric guitar is affected by the strings in a few ways. The type of string, gauge, and material all play a role in the overall sound. The type of string is the most important factor in determining the sound of an electric guitar. The three most common types of electric guitar strings are roundwound, halfwound, and flatwound. Roundwound strings are made of a round wire that is wrapped around a core.

How do different electric guitar strings affect the playability of the guitar?

Different electric guitar strings affect the playability of the guitar in a few ways. The most obvious way is the gauge, or thickness, of the string. A thicker string will be harder to bend and will have a higher tension, meaning it will take more effort to fret the string. This can make it more difficult to play fast passages or to execute complex techniques such as vibrato or bending.

What is the gauge of electric guitar strings?

The gauge of electric guitar strings is the thickness of the string. The most common gauges are between 0.009 and 0.013 inches. The thicker the string, the more tension it can take before breaking. The thicker the string, the harder it is to bend. The thicker the string, the more mass it has, which means it will vibrate more slowly and have a lower pitch.