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Thomastik-Infeld Electric Guitar Flat Wound Heavy George Benson Jazz Series, .014 - .055, GB114

Thomastik-Infeld Electric Guitar Flat Wound Heavy George Benson Jazz Series, .014 - .055, GB114
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20% Recommend this product (2 of 10 responses)
By Paul P.
Nyack, NY
Great Strings
February 12, 2021
I love these strings on my vintage Gibson!
By Bob S.
Prescott, AZ
Excellent string for my style of playing
October 2, 2019
Let's get this out of the way first: These strings are expensive. That said, for my style of jazz playing they are ideal. As time goes by my touch does get lighter, but not enough to get the sound I want from the thinner strings that my contemporaries often use. I also use the heaviest Dunlop picks I can find, which also helps my tone.

I have also found these strings to be very durable, which at $40/set is a real plus. I play regularly, and only change these strings once per quarter, or even 3- time per year.

Juststrings provides a fantastic service, and they offer products you can't find anywhere else. I have never seen Thomastik-Infeld strings offered over the counter, and that you can find them here WITH great service is a plus.
Thanks, Juststrings!
By Scott G.
July 29, 2011
The item was excellent. The delivery was as fast as I thought possible as I live in Australia. The selection of strings is amazing. I used a local string supplier in Australia to get some strings that I needed fast. They still haven't turned up and I was meet with average service. This was not the case with just stings. The service and communication was of an very high standard. I will recommend this company to anyone who asks and maybe some that don't ask. Thanks
Thomastik-Infeld Heavy GBs
February 2, 2011
These strings are fantastic. They are satiny to the touch, substantial, and have a full, warm and balanced tone. I've put them on my custom Tele baritone, tuned to C, and they give me a warm, punchy jazz tone and the ability to play a full and credible bass line. I'm hooked!
By Vance M.
June 14, 2010
I love everything! I've used this product for a long time, and now I have a reliable source! Thanks!!!
By Gene D.
GB flatwound guitar strings
May 5, 2010
I took a chance on these strings and very glad I did. For a flat wound string, they have a more out front tone than any flatwound string I have ever used. I use them on an archtop Ibanez and a Les Paul and I have no desire to try anything but these strings. I love the silky feel - zero friction. In my book, they are worth the price.
By Sam B.
GB 14s
February 23, 2010
I bought these strings because they are one of the few 14 flats available. Once I got them on I was quite impressed with the tone and feel. Well balanced and harmonically rich bass strings. Well made. I am still on the quest for the perfect string but I keep coming back to the TIs.
By Boo
Benson Strings
January 24, 2010
Very Good strings. Try switching the 14 with a 13. Some necks will warp on the treble side.
By Chris
Great Pure Nickel Flats
November 21, 2009
These strings are great for jazz, bluesy jazz, and jazzy blues. They also sound decent with a bit of overdrive for a more modern jazz sound (think Rosenwinkel rather than Scofield or Mclaughlin). They have pretty decent life (the intonation begins to suffer after 3-4 months, but that's the nature of metal to which several dozen pounds of tension is applied), and sound good throughout the life of the string. (They start out almost a little too bright, but they make my semi-hollow sound more 175ish, and as they mellow, your sound goes from more of a Herb Ellis brighter-plinkier tone to a more Joe Pass oriented electric tone.)

I like the .014's because they feel perfect, but that's a very personal thing. If you're not sure which you'll like, buy a set of the .012's and a set of the .014's, and use the .012's first. That's what I did, and while the .012's felt nice, the bass strings just felt better to me on the .014's.

Good luck finding your perfect string!
October 20, 2009






1st E

Plain Steel



2nd B

Plain Steel



3rd G

Nickel Flat Wound



4th D

Nickel Flat Wound



5th A

Nickel Flat Wound



6th E

Nickel Flat Wound




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.



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.


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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 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.


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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