Gypsy Jazz Guitar Strings
“The original Argentine strings were those used by Django during the years when he wielded his Selmer Maccaferri guitar. These strings although giving excellent tone were prone to early wear and breakage. These were still available until only a few years ago. The New Concept” strings now available incorporate modern winding technology, though not giving way to quality of tone. Providing a harder wearing, smoother string that delivers that elusive Gypsy Jazz tone that other strings just cannot live up to. Used by many of the great current Gypsy Jazz artists today they are without doubt the most popular. Once used most do not go back to earlier varieties.” – HotClub Trading
I use these strings on my D hole and petit bouche (oval hole) guitars. I use the heavier gauge on the D hole and the lighter gauge on the petit bouche. The because the oval hole has a 26 5/8″ scale the lighter gauge works. This longer scale has more tension giving these strings more snap.
1610 Extra Light Ball End – 10 14 22 28 36 45
1610MF Light Ball End – 11 15 23 29 37 46
1510 Extra Light Loop End 10 14 22 28 36 45
1510MF Light Loop End – 11 15 23 29 37 46