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Thomastik-Infeld Electric Guitar Flat Wound Medium Light George Benson Jazz Series, .012 - .053, GB112

Thomastik-Infeld Electric Guitar Flat Wound Medium Light George Benson Jazz Series, .012 - .053, GB112
Manufacturer:
Thomastik-Infeld
Manufacturer Part #:
GB112
SKU:
TOI_GB112
Price:
$40.95

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By Pete A.
August 15, 2015
Fantastic Strings
I've tried a very, VERY wide variety of strings on my archtop...mostly flats, but also roundwounds and half-wounds. Most of the flatwound sets I've tried can be thrown into the same category; good strings that play nicely and have an average lifespan. Thomastik-Infeld Swing flats had been my favorite strings for a few years, and for good reason. The TI George Benson signature strings are everything that I love about the Swings but with a bump up in quality in every aspect.

I've been playing for 20 years, hold a master's in jazz guitar, and perform actively, and there's one important thing I've learned about buying strings...you get what you pay for. Yes, these strings are very expensive, but I get a super long lifespan out of them and after 6 months I still love the way they sound.

Try these out.
By Danny Madden
January 2, 2013
Thomastic Jazz Strings
Best I've ever played with. I've been using the swing jazz for two years now, not too much metal, not too dull, intonation is the best I've come across. I would change my strings every weekend (Daddario, Dean Markley etc...) now... once a month! Just ordered the Benson 12's, the difference between pro & beginner... thomastic is it! Can't wait to try the GB's.
By Jeff
July 31, 2011
GB112 - The Best
Just to echo some of the other reviews, I've tried all the flatwounds on my archtop, and these by far sound the best.
By Rodnet Mitchell
July 19, 2011
GB112
My order was shipped to me in excellent time! The strings are awesome! Thanks!!!
By HighSpeedSpoon
April 2, 2011
TI GB Flats 12 - 53
I've used the TI flats for many years, both the 12 - 53 and the 14 - 56 gauge sets. I love the GBs - and the Jazz flats too - but the thicker bass strings of the GB work better for me. As with the Jazz flats, the nickel alloy - or whatever it is - gives me a great tone, reasonable sustain, and the strings last a very long time. Also, sets are very consistent so far as I can tell.
By NURREDIN
November 10, 2010
BEST JAZZ & R&B STRINGS ON THE PLANET!
I use these strings on my Gibson ES-335 and my Gibson Les Paul Supreme. If they're good enough for George, they're good enough for me. I won't string my electrics with anything else! They sound sweet, have excellent sustain, stand up to a pick, and last forever without losing tone!
By Keith
July 12, 2010
George Benson Strings
I recently bought an archtop guitar. Having always loved the traditional flatwound jazz archtop guitar sound, I set about trying virtually every conceivable flatwound string in search of the right tone. Some strings sounded muddy and awful. Others sounded very good, but were still a bit too dark for my guitar (a luthier-built Gibson ES-150 copy) and amp (Fender Deluxe Reverb). The George Benson medium lights are the only flatwound strings I've found that give me the vintage tone I want without sounding too muddy and dark. The gauges are ideal, too.
By John Borton
August 11, 2009
SUPER on VINTAGE ARCHTOPS
These strings have golden coated uppers & WOW what a wonderful golden tone they brought to 2 of my vintage archtops. Thanks George - great design & Kudos Thomastik for the superb implementation.
Tone for days & silky smoothness too - who could ask for more.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st E

Plain Steel

.012

 

2nd B

Plain Steel

.016

 

3rd G

Nickel Flat Wound

.020

 

4th D

Nickel Flat Wound

.028

 

5th A

Nickel Flat Wound

.039

 

6th E

Nickel Flt Wound

.053

 





 

George Benson Jazz Strings

"George's sound. Like no other. Thomastik-Infeld strings. Like no other. Benson strings by Thomastik-Infeld. Like no other. The fidelity of pure nickel. The ultra-soft natural feel. More responsive than steel. Or chrome. Flat wounds and round wounds. Perfect jazz sound. Like no other.

George loves 'em. You will too.

Thomastik-Infeld

THE COMPANY

Founded in 1919, one of the world's largest manufacturers of strings for musical instruments has applied 76 years of experience to develop a new generation of strings.

THE PLACE

Vienna, music capital of the world

THE TECHNOLOGY

Our strings are handmade by highly qualified specialists. With our extensive quality control via computer and signal processing equipment, we have successfully combined Old World craftsmanship with state of the art technology.

THE RESEARCH

The results of our research and our scientific approach to string manufacturing -- based on cooperation with musicians and scientists -- have led to the creation of a new line of guitar strings that is exactly what professionals are calling for.

THE PRODUCT

Guitar strings for creative musicians.



THOMASTIC-INFELD is the best kept secret in the music industry. Did you know that for decades most of the great jazz and classical guitar players have chosen THOMASTIK-INFELD strings? Old World quality and experience, combined with the most advanced modern technology available, give you creative tools to meet the highest standards of performance. Perhaps the time has come for you to discover what a chosen few have know for years? THOMASTIK-INFELD cares about the needs of professionals and amateurs. Worldwide."

 

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