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Summer NAMM 2019: Gibson unveils “the best possible strings to adorn a Gibson guitar”, developed and tested by master luthiers

Gibson guitar strings
(Image credit: Gibson)

SUMMER NAMM 2019: Gibson is releasing its own line of guitar strings, which it’s dubbing “the best possible strings to adorn a Gibson guitar”, developed and tested by the company’s master luthiers.

Three sets of strings will be available: Vintage Reissue Guitar Strings, Brite Wire ‘Reinforced’ Electric Guitar Strings and Acoustic Guitar Strings.

According to Gibson, its Vintage Reissue Guitar Strings ($11.99) are crafted “exactly the way they were in the ’50s”, made from nickel wrap and core wire, and are even wound “at the perfect speed” for long-lasting quality.

Gibson guitar strings

(Image credit: Gibson)

Brite Wire ‘Reinforced’ strings ($9.99), meanwhile, are what you’ll find on guitars coming out of the Gibson USA factory, with a nickel-plated high-strength carbon core - “the best-performing strings for your electric guitar collection”, apparently.

Finally, the company’s Acoustic Guitar Strings ($12.99) promise “high-frequency clarity, perfectly balanced tone and long-lasting performance”.

Gibson guitar strings are available now - head over to the Gibson online store for more info.

The guitar world is currently waiting to hear which boutique guitar builders the company intends to collaborate with as as it launches its Authorized Partnership Program.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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