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Epiphone Century 1966 - Strings

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Hi folks,

 

Recently bought the excellent Century 1966 archtop guitar. What a superb guitar... now my favourite from my little collection.

I now need to buy some new strings, but looking at the range of gauges pre-strung on purchase... D’Addario 11, 14, 19(wound), 30, 41,52, this set is not available.

The closest set I can find is the D’Addario EXL115W, 11, 14, 21(wound), 28,38,49 set... a slightly heavier 3rd string and lighter bottom 3, which may require action adjustment.

 

Anyone know anything closer?

 

Don’t understand why Epiphone sell a guitar set up for a string set that isn’t available.

 

Rgds,

Howard

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Thanks... I was trying to avoid going down that route, but looks like the only way to get a close match.

 

Rgds,

Howard

 

One other thing would be to check for an L-5 string set. Gibson discontinued them back around 2013 I think but you might be able to find a few sets on Ebay. There's at least one in the EU: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gibson-L-5-cordiera-per-chitarra-elettrica-SEG-900L/332507037645?hash=item4d6af6bfcd:g:6tgAAOSwaSZaTHWr

 

Eventually you'll have to build your own or find something else that works.

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Hi folks,

 

Recently bought the excellent Century 1966 archtop guitar. What a superb guitar... now my favourite from my little collection.

I now need to buy some new strings, but looking at the range of gauges pre-strung on purchase... D’Addario 11, 14, 19(wound), 30, 41,52, this set is not available.

The closest set I can find is the D’Addario EXL115W, 11, 14, 21(wound), 28,38,49 set... a slightly heavier 3rd string and lighter bottom 3, which may require action adjustment.

 

Anyone know anything closer?

 

Don’t understand why Epiphone sell a guitar set up for a string set that isn’t available.

 

Rgds,

Howard

 

https://www.stringjoy.com/categories/strings/electric-guitar-strings/6-string-electric/

 

 

 

you're welcome

 

Johnny

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I don't see a wound 19 anyplace in their catalog. That's going to be the problem here.

 

 

 

You can order your own custom sets

 

 

I see just looking now and no they don't have a wound 0.019, but they do have a wound 0.020 kinda splitting hairs

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Maybe take a look at Thomastik Infeld Jazz Swing strings. Excellent strings, a little more pricey, though. You can build sets. Didn't see .19Ws, but they have .18Ws. A couple of pro Jazz players recommended them for my Zephyr Blues Deluxe, loved them.

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