Complete sets are listed in the sections below. Individual mandolin strings can be found in the Single Strings section.
Mandolins have been played since Europe’s Renaissance, and continue to be a staple instrument in various genres of music, particularly bluegrass and American folk music. After World War II, musicians such as Bill Monroe popularized the mandolin in the American music landscape, and players such as Sam Bush and David Grisman continue to introduce the mandolin to a new generation of players. Along with the dulcimer and banjo, the mandolin has its American roots in Appalachia regions and the American South. The mandolin is essentially a small lute with eight strings paired in four unison courses. Tuned to the same pitch as a violin in a G-D-A-E, the mandolin is played, or chopped, for chordal accompaniment or played with tremolo. To complement both methods, we carry phosphor bronze, 80/20 bronze, stainless steel, silk & steel and silk and bronze wound mandolin strings. JustStrings.com bulk, loop-end strings in stainless steel, phosphor bronze or plain steel may also work for your instrument (available in bulk 12 packs or single strings). Player preference and instrument characteristics will dictate your ideal set of strings. For instance, if you prefer your mandolin E string’s tone to be warmer, a silk and bronze wound E string is ideal, while a stainless steel wound E will be brighter. Designed by leading string manufacturers, our extensive collection of high quality mandolin strings helps ensure you find your ideal set.