Multi-Packs of Guitar Strings for Acoustic Guitars
The best acoustic guitar strings level up your unplugged sound. At the same time, with hundreds of thousands of guitarists in the world, we know there’s no such thing as “one-size-fits-all” strings. Strings and Beyond has acoustic guitar strings made from a variety of materials — all of them available in the gauges that suit your style.
Brand Guide: Acoustic Guitar Strings
Acoustic guitar strings come in many different varieties. At Strings and Beyond, we have both the time-honored classics and the latest technological advancements from the world's leading string manufacturers.
Martin has been long respected for their high-end acoustic guitars. We offer several of their acoustic string lines, including Lifespan 80/20 Bronze or Phosphor Bronze Treated, 80/20 or Phosphor Bronze untreated, FX Flexible Core, Marquis and Darco strings. We also carry Clapton's Choice Phos Bronze acoustic guitar strings endorsed by guitar legend Eric Clapton.
From Curt Mangan, we offer phosphor bronze, 80/20 bronze and coated phosphor bronze strings. There’s also the rock-heavy sound of Ernie Ball acoustic guitar strings, which are some of the best guitar strings for acoustic-electric guitars. If you prefer a folksier tune, John Pearse strings will get you strumming.
At Strings and Beyond, you can find metal alloy strings and coated strings from D'Addario, GHS and Elixir as well as Cleartone, La Bella, SIT and many other brands. Call us at 877-830-0722 to learn more about any of the brands listed.
Which Acoustic Guitar Strings Are Right for You?
The best guitar strings for your acoustic depends on many factors, including the guitar design and the type of sound you want. The guitar string material plays a big role in letting you strum, pluck or shred to your heart’s content.
- Bronze strings project a bright tone compared to other alloys. Phosphor is frequently added to the plating for extra durability and longer string life.
- An 80/20 bronze string indicates a wrapping around the core string of 80% copper and 20% zinc. The zinc provides extra protection against corrosion. Specially coated strings also protect against damaging debris, sweat and skin oils that can dampen the tone.
- Silk and steel wound strings use silk filaments and silver-plated copper wire over a steel core, which produces a soft, mellow tone for a classical guitar sound.
- Nylon strings on an acoustic guitar offer a soft tone ideal for Latin and jazz. They’re also easy on the fingers, making them popular among beginners.
The string gauge also needs to hit the right notes. Lighter strings have a brighter, thinner sound and are easier to play, but don’t last as long. Heavier strings have a darker, fuller sound and are more durable, but require more finger strength.
Why Buy Acoustic Guitar Strings at Strings and Beyond?
Browse the discount acoustic guitar strings at Strings and Beyond for some amazing bargains on high-quality products. We also offer money-saving multi-packs of acoustic guitar strings so you can have plenty of your favorites on hand. All qualifying orders ship free, and our friendly, knowledgeable staff are happy to help guide you to the best choice for achieving your full musical potential.
Acoustic Guitar String FAQs
Can you put electric guitar strings on an acoustic?
While this is technically possible, we don't recommend it. Most electric strings are a much lighter gauge than acoustic strings. This means the guitar's sound will have less volume, fullness and sustain. Read our guide about The Major Differences Between Acoustic Strings and Electric Strings for more information.
What gauge of strings for an acoustic guitar should I use?
This depends on how you want them to sound and your playing style. Most acoustic guitars come with light-gauge strings (aka 12's). Lighter strings are brighter and easier to play; heavier strings are warmer, louder and more durable.
Which are the best acoustic guitar strings?
Again, this is up to personal preference. Not only are there many string gauges and materials, but each manufacturer adds their own touches. Our article about How to Choose the Best Acoustic Guitar Strings will help you get started.
How to change acoustic guitar strings?
Unless you're doing a deep cleaning and polishing, you should change the strings one at a time, starting with the low-E string and working your way down. This keeps tension in the neck to prevent warping. Get the full instructions in our article "How to Change Guitar Strings."
How many strings does an acoustic guitar have?
Most acoustic guitars have six strings with a standard tuning of E-A-D-G-B-E. However, you can also get seven-string guitars, eight-string guitars (aka baritone guitars) and 12-string guitars.
How to tune a 12-string acoustic guitar?
These guitars consist of six-string pairs. For the E, A, D and G string pairs, you tune the thicker string to the standard pitch and the thinner string one octave higher. The B and E string pairs are each tuned to the standard pitch.