Martin MEC Clapton’s Choice Guitar Strings Review

Ah, Eric Clapton. Lovingly known as one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time, the man has actually been entered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times, as a solo artist, with Cream, and with the Yardbirds. It shouldn’t be too surprising then that entire generations of guitarists have grown up … Read more

Savarez 540R Alliance HT Classic Guitar Strings Review

Many of the strings we’ve talked about in other reviews are mainstream, mass-marketed products, but there are also a handful of lesser-known luxury strings available if you search hard enough. In the realm of classical guitar, Savarez is typically marketed as a higher-end boutique brand, and for good reason: these strings offer a number of … Read more

D’Addario Pro-Arte EJ46 Classical Guitar Strings Review

Few string manufacturers command the respect and authority of D’Addario. These ubiquitous strings have been found on the guitars of professionals, amateurs, and beginning players alike, but have you ever considered why these strings are as popular as they are? After all, what really sets apart a D’Addario from the competition? We’ve wondered those exact … Read more

Martin M1400 Marquis Silk and Steel Guitar Strings Review

When you take a trip to your local music shop and examine the string section, it should become obvious that there are dozens of different styles of strings, each of which is best suited for a certain playing style and lends itself nicely to a specific genre. It can be a confusing world at times … Read more

Albert Augustine 525a Guitar Strings Review

For a genre that relies almost entirely on acoustic instrumentation, it shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise that the world of classical guitar places a great deal of emphasis on the quality of strings. After all, this is a genre that has existed for hundreds of years and has seen a number of … Read more

Dean Markley Blue Steel Acoustic Guitar Strings Review

If you stumbled across this site, you may or may not be aware of the raging string debate in the guitar industry. Players from across the globe are constantly bickering about the qualities and properties of various strings, and with the mounds of information available to consumers, it can sometimes be difficult to pick out … Read more

GHS Silk and Steel Acoustic Guitar String Review

Some players, often in their earlier years, prefer strings that were produced by guitar instrument manufacturers. After all, Gibson and Fender can produce a fantastic instrument, so it follows that their factory strings would also be of high quality. However, the truly great strings tend to be produced by companies that specialize solely in string … Read more

John Pearse 600L Guitar Strings Review

In the world of guitar strings, each and every brand has its own strengths and weaknesses; some strings last longer, while others produce a brighter tone or less string noise. Very few strings possess the ability to excel in every area, yet every now and then, one such product comes along. For many acoustic players, … Read more

Best Guitar Strings for Blues Guitar

When playing blues on an acoustic guitar, it is a little more difficult to refine your sound than when playing blues on an electric guitar. With an acoustic guitar, you don’t have the option of lacing effects into your sound because you don’t have electronics. When playing an electric, if you want to make your … Read more

Martin Acoustic SP Guitar Strings Review

The Martin Acoustic SP line of strings is great, and not just for your Martin guitar. They will also sound excellent on your Yamaha, Takamine, or Taylor just the same. Not only does Martin make outstanding guitars, but they also apply the same talent and care when constructing their strings. Construction The construction on these … Read more

Ernie Ball Earthwood Guitar Strings Review

The Ernie Ball Earthwood acoustic guitar strings are a standard 80/20 bronze budget offering from the company. Overall they perform the task well and fit the niche nicely. They tend towards the bright side of the spectrum and don’t last all too long, but for a travel set or a backup set, they are pretty … Read more

DR Zebra Guitar Strings Review

The DR Zebra strings are a pretty interesting set, ideally suited for acoustic-electric guitar applications. They perform well in an acoustic setting, however, they also have some unique features that make them shine when playing through a guitar pickup. Construction Before delving into the string construction specifically, it is first important to make sure that … Read more