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Single strings

We can supply single strings at the following prices (please specify loop- or ball-end).

0.008 - 0.024 plain 80p
0.018 -0.028 wound phosphor bronze 1.70
0.030 -0.046 wound phosphor bronze 2.05
0.048 + wound phosphor bronze 2.25

See our string gauge chart below if you're not sure what you need.

String sets

Mandolin 6.99
Mandola (unison) 8.99
Mandola (octave) 8.00
Bouzouki (unison) 8.99
Bouzouki (octave) 8.00
Cittern (unison) 9.99
Cittern (octave) 9.00
Guitar 5.99
Banjo 5.50

 

Music wire

You don't need to change the strings on a hammer dulcimer very often. If you break a string, a rare event, we can supply music wire in 4 gauges (No 7 to No 10) in 6m coils.
7.95 per coil


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Typical string gauges

Unison stringing, gauges in italics for octave stringing

Mandolin 36cm

  G D A E
Light 36 24 13 10
Medium 40 26 15 11

Tenor mandola 42cm

C G D A
40 28 15 11

5 - course tenor mandola 38cm

C G D A E
45 32 24 13 10

 

Octave mandola

 

G D A E
Short scale 54cm 50 24 34 14 22 14

 

50 48 34 32 22 14
Short scale heavy 54 24 36 14 24 14
  54 52 36 34 24 14
Long scale 58cm 48 22 32 12 20 12
  48 46 32 30 20 12

Mandocello 64cm

C G D A
65 34 48 24 32 12 18
65 63 48 46 32 30 18

Bouzouki 64cm

G D A D
42 20 34 13 18w 12 13
42 40 34 32 18w 12 13

Cittern 58cm

A D A D E
48 22 38 15 22 15 12
48 46 38 36 22 15 12

 

Irish banjo 58cm

  G D A E
Heavy 44 34 22 12
Medium 40 30 20 11
Light 34 24 14 10

 

String gauge reference guide

Note Scale length (cm)
Guide string Hz 33 38.1 43.2 48.3 53.3 58.4 63.6 68.7 73.7 78.8
  D 74             .057 .055 .053 .051
Guitar 6th E 83           .056 .054 .050 .048 .046
  G 98   .058 .056 .052 .051 .048 .046 .041 .040 .038
Guitar 5th A 110 .060 .053 .050 .047 .046 .042 .041 .037 .036 .035
  B 124 .055 .049 .046 .044 .043 .039 .038 .035 .034 .033
  C 131 .054 .047 .045 .042 .041 .037 .036 .033 .032 .031
Guitar 4th D 147 .047 .042 .039 .037 .036 .033 .032 .029 .028 .027
  E 165 .042 .037 .035 .033 .032 .029 .028 .026 .025 .024
Guitar 3rd G 196 .035 .031 .029 .027 .026 .024 .023 .021 .021 .020
  A 220 .029 .026 .025 .024 .023 .021 .020 .018 .018 .017
Guitar 2nd B 247 .026 .023 .022 .021 .020 .018 .017 .015 .014 .014
Middle C C 262 .024 .021 .020 .019 .018 .017 .016 .015 .014 .013
  D 294 .021 .018 .017 .016 .016 .015 .013 .013 .012 .012
Guitar 1st E 330 .017 .015 .015 .014 .013 .012 .011 .011 .010 .009
  G 392 .015 .014 .013 .012 .012 .011 .010 .010 .009 .009
Violin 2nd A 440 .014 .012 .012 .011 .010 .009 .008 .008 .008  
  B 494 .012 .011 .010 .010 .009 .008 .008      
  C 523 .011 .010 .010 .009 .008 .008        
  D 587 .010 .009 .009 .008 .008          
Violin 1st E 659 .010 .009 .008              
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Strings

Minimum order 10 + 2.50 p&p. Our string service is primarily for Oakwood owners.

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