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Newtone Electric Guitar Strings

Very important: To prevent string unraveling, only trim these wound strings after they are secured and tuned to pitch. Or you can bend the string sharply and trim between the bend and the short end of the string.

“The best strings I've ever bought…”, says a customer’s about the quality of Newtone strings. Made in England, they are handcrafted with unique designs and individually inspected. Eight series of electric guitar strings are offered from Newtone – Nickel Masters, Electric Masters, Archtop Nickel, Slide Guitar, Drop D, Stainless Steel Masters, Burns Electric and Lucidity

Newtone Nickel Masters, known for their ability to stay in tune, are hand wound with nickel-plated steel over hexagonal cores. They have the brilliance and crispness of superior electric strings due to their distinctive design. Nine sets are available from ultra-light to heavy gauges. “I would like to keep these strings a secret, but I also want them to stay in business for as long as I'm playing guitar. These strings not only sound fantastic, they are the most tune-stable strings I have ever encountered, and I've used just about all the major brands. Put them on, tuned them up (no stretching!), and they stayed right there requiring only minor tuning the next day. That's unheard of! Plus, I've had my first set on for eight months now, using a stone pick, and they still require only very small-to-no tuning tweaks on a daily basis. That's crazy!” reports a Nickel Masters player .

Newtone Electric Masters are slightly mellower than the Nickel Masters, because their nickel-plated steel windings are hand wound on round rather than hexagonal cores. These warm but bright strings also have the benefit of lower tension to pitch. Ultra-light to heavy gauges are available.

Newtone Archtop strings are double wound nickel over round cores. These strings have a distinctive smooth, low squeak touch and mellow sound due to this special construction. Gauges from light to heavy are offered in four sets. Customers say these strings “last forever” and have an “easy to play tension.” Another says, “Nice mellow tone with clarity and they don't have the rasp of most round wound strings. I never thought I would settle on one brand of strings for my archtop, but I'm done looking!”

Newtone Electric Drop D 6-strings are nickel-plated steel, hand wound over hex cores with a higher core to wrap ratio on the 6th (D) string which also has a thicker core. This design enables D drop tuning without losing tension or note definition while maintaining excellent clarity of tone. Standard tunings will also have a richer sound. A player says, “Great tone and very clean bottom end.” Electric Drop D sets are available in gauges from light to medium. Newtone Stainless Steel Masters feature hand wound stainless steel over hexagonal cores. They have the brightness and sustain expected in stainless steel strings with amazing string life. Their patented design allows the true fundamental note to sound tighter and clearer. With their lower tension to pitch, these strings can vibrate more freely giving them unsurpassed playability. “The best strings I've ever bought…,” reports a Stainless Steel Masters customer.

Michael Messer Electric Slide Classics are nickel-plated steel hand wound over hexagonal cores. These heavier gauge strings were designed for open tuned electric slide playing, and can be used for classic or drop tuning slide guitar. They have a brilliant sound with good sustain. Newtone recommends using the heavy gauge for D and G, and the light gauge for E and A.

Burns Electric Guitar strings are nickel-plated steel handwound over hexagonal cores allowing each true fundamental note sound tighter and clearer. Lower tension to pitch lets the strings vibrate more freely and gives unsurpassed playability. The life of these strings is excellent.

Lucidity Series 6-string nickel-plated steel strings are handwound over round cores, designed specifically for a balanced tension and to work well in standard E tuning and drop D tuning. Newtone calls them the “ultimate” electric guitar strings with their outstanding tuning stability, supreme tone and maximum playability.

Newtone Electric E7 7-string and E8 8-string electric sets can be found in the Newtone 7-string section. The Newtone Electric Lap Steel sets are in their own Lap Steel section.

Very important: To prevent string unraveling, only trim these wound strings after they are secured and tuned to pitch. Or you can bend the string sharply and trim between the bend and the short end of the string.
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