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Gryphon Phosphor Bronze

These round wound acoustic strings are made and packaged by D'Addario with our Gryphon logo. The only difference is these do not have color coded string balls. These are our best selling strings. Available in Special Light (11-52), Light (12s) or Medium (13-56).

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Gryphon 80/20 (Bronze)

These round wound acoustic strings are made and packaged by D'Addario with our Gryphon logo. The only difference is these do not have color-coded string balls. Choose 80/20s (sometimes labeled as 'Bronze') for a little brighter bass, but a slightly shorter life with that "new string" sound. Available in light (12 - 52) or Medium (13 -56).

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Pearse Phosphor Bronze

Our best selling Pearse string set. Pearse wound strings have a slightly larger diameter core wire, which tends to result in slightly higher string tension than other sets of the same gauge. This makes the medium gauge very popular with flatpickers, while those who play on light gauge often find that Pearse lights help cure buzzing under aggressive playing.

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Pyramid Premium (Phosphor) Bronze Wound Acoustic

These strings have a brighter than normal tone than one would expect from phosphor bronze strings, but last significantly longer than 80/20 bronze. Intonation is excellent thanks to highly precise winding.

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Pearse 300M - 80/20 Bronze Medium

For those who prefer Pearse quality and that jangly, brilliant tone that only 80/20s can produce. 80/20 strings don't last as long as phosphor bronze, but if you like the sound, they are worth the extra effort. - $8.97

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John Pearse New Medium acoustic guitar strings

John Pearse new medium strings are optimized for DADGAD or open "D" tuning and are of the quality that has made John Pearse a legendary name in the world of strings. - $9.95

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Martin Lifespan SP

Martin strings, with coating by Cleartone. These strings are original equipment on new Martin guitars. - $14.95

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Thomastik-Infeld Spectrum Bronze

The ultimate bronze wound acoustic strings! Spectrum Bronze is specially designed for the demands of professional recording, yet also unsurpassed in live performance situations. A unique bronze formula, combined with Thomastik-Infeld's mastery of mechanical filtering with their silk inlay technology, gives a full warm tone, with sparkling clarity.

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Thomastik-Infeld George Benson roundwound set

These responsive strings have the high fidelity sound of pure nickel, in George Benson's favored gauges. Superb tone and clarity for jazz guitar. - $21.03

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Thomastik-Infeld George Benson flatwound set

Superb sounding, responsive, with a soft feel. These flatwound strings are long lasting and in George Benson's preferred gauges. - $23.95

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Thomastik-Infeld Jazz BeBop

Thomastik-Infeld's Jazz Bebop strings are round wound and highly favored by jazz guitarists looking for an "edge" in their tone.

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Thomastik-Infeld Jazz Swing flatwound set

These strings, favored by many tradition-minded jazz guitarists, feature a round core and ribbon windings of pure nickel.

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Pyramid Gold Flatwound

These strings are unlike other flatwound strings due to their incredible tone. Typically, flatwounds are noted for a thuddy sound with little sustain; Pyramid flats have a powerful growl and a unique, compressed sustain with the flatwound advantage of reduced finger noise. Curious about their tone? Pyramid flats are the sound of the early to mid-period Beatles recordings (as well as most other '60's British invasion greats). If you've wondered how to copy the tones heard on the intros to 'Day Tripper' and 'I Feel Fine', these strings just may be your ticket to ride. Available in 6 and 12 string electric sets, as well as short scale bass sets (key to Paul McCartney's thick, clear bass tone). The wound strings in these sets remain toneful and true for a long, long time.

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Pyramid Pure Nickel

As round wound strings tend to be the preference for the majority of electric guitar players, Pyramid offers these ultra high quality pure nickel round wounds that squeeze every last gram of tone out of your electric with the finest available intonation. These strings hold their tone for a surprisingly extended period.

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Pyramid Nickel Classics

These round wound strings are wound onto a round (as opposed to the more common hex) steel core, resulting in a bright sound with a light, springy, bendable feel.

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Thomastik-Infeld Power Brights

Power brights are Thomastik-Infeld's rock guitar strings; the plain steel strings are brass coated for longer life, and the wound strings are hex core with a special alloy winding for high output.

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Dunlop Nickel Wound Electric Strings

Made right here in the bay area (Benecia), Dunlop has entered the string market with these fantastic electric guitar strings. The core is slightly thinner, resulting in a lower tension string that doesn't lose anything tonally.

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Dunlop Pure Nickel Electric strings

Pure nickel strings tend to have a rich tone with a prominent but clean midrange response. The feel of the string is also smoother overall than nickel plated strings. These Dunlop strings are fantastic, and they are made right here in the bay area.

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D'Addario Bluegrass Phosphor Bronze

This set features light high strings - .012, .016, .025W with a medium bottom three - .035w, .045w - .056w - to get a great bass sound for those Flatt runs while adding a little more sparkle on the high end. - $8.63

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Pearse Resophonic 3000

For G tuning on resophonic guitars, these John Pearse strings are nickel wound and have the quality that have made Pearse Strings a favorite for tone connisseurs. - $9.95

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Hilo Ukulele Strings

Hilo strings are the traditional black nylon string that I remember as a kid back in the late fifties and sixties. They have a sweeter tone than the snappier modern strings . They remind me of the 'Old Days', for which I have a great affection. So if you want that retro look and sound, give them a try.

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Aquila strings for ukulele

Aquila uke strings are by far the best selling uke strings here at Gryphon. These imitation gut strings have a bright, snappy, and rich tone with excellent intonation. Available in many different varieties for all four uke sizes as well as with low or high G and C strings.

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Helicore Violin Strings

These are superlative strings at a low price. This set has a steel A string. - $35.43

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D'Addario Classic Composite Strings

These are D'Addario's hi-tech classical set. The lower three strings have a composite core for longer life (D'Addario claims 2-3x longer than nylon.) They also settle in more quickly than nylon core strings. There are two g strings in the package, a solid nylon and a solid composite. The composite g string has more consistent intonation and is perhaps a little brighter than the nylon.

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D'Addario Classic Strings

These are D'Addario's entry level classical guitar string. They are a well-made nylon and nylon wound set that has excellent tone. Available in normal, hard and extra hard tension.

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D'Addario Lightly Polished Composite Classic

An upgraded composite set... the wound strings have a composite core AND are polished to reduce left hand noise. As with the unpolished composite set, there are two g strings in the package, one composite and one nylon. Longer life, better intonation, less string noise.

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D'Addario Mandola Strings

Mandola strings for people who own mandolas. No longer do you have to buy single strings for the right combination. - $11.24

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Aqula nylgut classical banjo strings

These wonderful strings (made by Aquila in Italy) replicate the tone, feel, and tension of catgut strings, without the high price and fragility. Perfect for old timey banjo tone!

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Gryphon Medium Banjo set

Frank's favorites! These are our house 5 string banjo sets, with gauges chosen by Frank himself custom packaged by GHS for Gryphon. - $4.75

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Gryphon Larry Chung custom banjo set

Inspired by super duper musician (and Gryphon teacher) Larry Chung, we had our pals at GHS put together this custom set, as per Larry's preferred gauges in stainless steel (9.5-10-13-20W-9.5) - $5.25

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GHS Plectrum Banjo strings

Plectrum banjo strings can be tricky to find; thankfully GHS makes this set that we make sure to always have in stock. - $4.49

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John Pearse Extra-long 5 string banjo set (Pete Seeger style)

This John Pearse string set is optimized for long neck "Pete Seeger" style banjos, and works perfectly for the low "E" tuning. - $5.95

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