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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.


Da sx a dx: corde round wound, half round wound e 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.



 
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