DIFFERENT TYPES OF GUITAR STRINGS
There are at least three types of winding techniques used for strings, the difference consisting in the profile of the cover wire:
- Round Wound,
- Half Round Wound,
- Flat Wound.
Round wound strings are made with a round section cover wire wrapped around the core. They provide the brightest tone.
On Half round wound strings, half of the external core section is removed using a particular milling machine, resulting in a flatter surface. The tone is halfway between round wound and flat wound. Not so bright but not dark either.
Flat wound strings are wound with a flat wire instead of the usual round wire over the core. The sound is mellow and dark,
the touch is the smoothest of the three types.