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Anyone know of any alternative string brand that matches the guages (and wound third) of the Gibson L5 11-52 set?


I have yet to come across any alternative set that correctly matches the guages across the set. There seems to be a very small number of companies that even offer an 11-52 set at all.

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I know the following "big name" brands have a 11-52 any 11-52 set will always have a wound "G" string. The gauges only vary between electric and acoustic string sets and the variation is in the G, B and D strings. This set is commonly called medium top/heavy bottom or custom light. Elixir strings will have a different feel though as it is a coated string, hope this helps you!




Ernie Ball

Dean Markley


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