It's a new day for all guitar players. You can now create your very own electric pure nickel ROUND CORE custom gauged string sets that will give you that perfectly balanced tension you have always wanted for the unique way that you play. There's no right or wrong here. You decide what works for you! We are able to offer you this service and the huge range of string choices because Curt Mangan makes his own strings right here in Cortez, Colorado and all wire is USA made. Have fun! If you have any questions just ask Curt. So just select the custom gauges you want from the drop-down menu, plain or wound 3rd, type in the name you want on the label and upload an image of yourself, your band or a friend. This is a great birthday or Christmas present for that special guitar player in your life! All Curt Mangan Strings are packaged in sealed anti-corrosion pouches.
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These strings are as "vintage" as you can get. Pure nickel wrap on a round tin-plated, high carbon steel core. Many players believe that round core strings feel easier to play with less tension and have a clearer tone. By design, round core strings must be handled carefully so that the outer winding does not come lose. On guitars that have an eye in the tuning post, it is important to install the string and tune to pitch before cutting the excess string off. On guitars where the tuning post has a hole down the center which require the string to be cut prior to placing the string down the post hole, it is important that to you first make a 90 degree bend before cutting the string. It best to make that 90 degree bend about two inches longer than the post where you will be installing the string. Once you have made the bend leave about one-half inch before cutting the string then place the bent section inside the tuning post and tune to pitch. Be aware that it takes longer for a round core strings to "settle" in and it requires many more tugs, but once installed and settled in, they are amazing.