Medium-Light Balanced Electric Guitar Strings – .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046


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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:

.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046

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.


We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

How are electric guitar strings made?

The electric guitar strings are made by a process called winding. The process begins with a steel core that is wrapped with a thin wire. This wire is then wrapped with another layer of wire, and this process is repeated until the desired thickness is reached. The number of layers of wire determines the gauge of the string. Once the desired gauge is reached, the string is then cut to the desired length.

How are electric guitar strings different from other types of strings?

Electric guitar strings are made of steel, nickel, or a combination of the two. They are wound with either roundwound or flatwound construction, and they come in a variety of gauges (thicknesses). Electric guitar strings have a much brighter sound than acoustic guitar strings, and they are also much more resistant to breakage.

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 electric guitar strings affect the playability of the guitar?

The type of electric guitar strings you use can have a significant impact on the playability of your guitar. Different types of strings can offer different levels of comfort, tone, and durability. If you're a beginner, you may want to start with lighter gauge strings. These are easier to press down and bend, and they won't wear out your fingers as quickly.

Where are electric guitar strings typically made?

There is no definitive answer to this question as there are a number of different countries that manufacture electric guitar strings. However, some of the most common places of origin for electric guitar strings include the United States, Mexico, and China. In the United States, there are a number of different companies that manufacture electric guitar strings. Some of the most popular brands include Ernie Ball, D'Addario, and Gibson. These companies all have their own factories where they produce their strings.