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 Expanded Range Guitar String Sets

A4 and B4 string sets available thru special order page.

You must fill out the string design specification form  at the bottom of this page when ordering!

All orders and payments not accompanied by the string design specification form will be rejected!

 
We make each gauge of wound and some plain strings in several degrees of stiffness or "tension".
 For instance, an .026 can be loose, somewhat stiff, more stiff,  or very stiff.
We use the following letters to indicate the degree of stiffness, or how flexible the string feels when playing it:
.026R + rubber band like (for touch instruments)
.026 = flexible
.026H = indicated "Heavy" and is a bit less flexible
.026S = indicates "super core" and is stiff
.026U = ultra core and is very stiff
 

Round core guitar sets available!

The actual "pull tension" or LBF on the strings tuned to pitch varies slightly. The amount of flexibility is determined
by moving the string from side to side while it is tuned to pitch. If you want your string(s) to feel like a "Cheese Slicer" wire,
you would select "U"/ Ultra Core.

 

We make everything to order

Please allow  1 - 10 weeks  depending on what you order and the
amount of orders placed ahead of yours at the time you order.

 

Our Policy
We are a custom string shop.
Nothing we make is prepackaged, just waiting to be drop-shipped.
When you click on You are ordering custom made strings. 
If you fail to submit the design specifications for the custom strings you have ordered
(forms located at bottom of each order page) within 48 hours from the time you submit payment,
you will be issued a credit which is good for 45 days and is not refundable.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone and at anytime.

 

 

 

Custom string sets for 6-11 string guitars with scale lengths from 22"-30" 
Custom instrument sets with scale lengths to 40".
The sets are made to order and the gauges shown are default gauges.
W indicates wound string
P indicated plain steel

 
The gauges listed below are default gauges, For example if you prefer a .011 for your E4 string instead of the default .010
you can send this information to us before you place your order. contact us!
 

All orders and payments not accompanied by the string design specification form will be rejected!

 
 
4-string 8vb sets  
4-string 8vb set #1-4     25.5"-27.5"  roundwound  $29.00
 E1  A1  D2  G2 
(specify gauges on the form at the bottom of the page)
This set is for 25.5" - 30" scale Bass Guitars or Guitars.

Specify guitar or bass ends

 

6-string 8vb sets  
6-string 8vb set #1A     25.5"-27.5"  roundwound  $34.00
 E1  A1  D2  G2  C3(B2)  F3(E3)
This is a tuning similar to the Fender Bass VI
Specify guitar or bass ends

 

6-string 8vb set #1B   28"-30.5"     roundwound   $30.00
 E1  A1  D2  G2  C3(B2)  F3(E3)
Specify guitar or bass ends
This is a tuning similar to the Fender Bass VI

6-string fifths tuning set  
6-string guitar set 1F  (24" - 25.5" scale)  Custom gauges available  $23.00

Fill out the design form at the bottom of the page! 

  A4                D4 (E4)        G3 (A3)     C3 (D3)       F2 (G2)    Bb1 - C2    
.006-.008     .008 -.010    .011-.015      .026          .044         .050-.070 

 

7-string guitar  
7-string guitar set 1A    Fill out the design form at the bottom of the page!  $14.00
  E4       B3     G3      D3     A3     E2     B1     
.010      .013   .017   .026   .036   .046  .060  

 

7-string guitar set 1B    Fill out the design form at the bottom of the page!  $18.00
  A4       E4     B3      G3     D3     A3     E2     
.007      .010   .013   .017   .026   .036  .056  

 

8-string guitar  
8-string guitar set 1A   Fill out the design form at the bottom of the page!   $15.00
  E4       B3     G3      D3     A3     E2     B1      F#1            
.010      .013   .017   .026   .036   .046  .060    .070

 

8-string guitar set 1B  Fill out the design form at the bottom of the page!   $19.00
  E4       B3     G3      D3     A3     E2     B1           F#1            
.010      .013   .017   .026   .036   .046  .060H*    .074 -.098H*
These are default gauges. Specify gauge for F# string.
* H indicates a heavy version of the same gauge for harder playing.
8-string guitar set 1C  Fill out the design form at the bottom of the page!   $20.00
  A4        E4      B3    G3    D3    A3     E2     B1 
.008      .010   .013  .017   .026  .036  .046  .060                              

 

9-string guitar  
9-string guitar set 1A Fill out the design form at the bottom of the page! $26.00
  E4     B3    G3    D3     A3    E2     B1         F#1             C#1-A0
.010  .013  .017  .026  .036  .046  .060H* .074-.098H* .104-.120
These are default gauges. Specify gauge for F# string.
* H indicates a heavy version of the same gauge for harder playing.

Contact us about A4 9-string and 10-string sets.

9-string guitar set 1B Fill out the design form at the bottom of the page! $30.00
  A4       E4     B3      G3     D3     A3     E2         B1          F#1
.007     .010   .013   .017   .026   .036  .046   .060H*  .074-.098H*
Gauges shown are for the 25.5" - 27" scale length.
* H indicates a heavy version of the gauges default.

Contact us about A4 9-string and 10-string sets.

10 String guitar  
10-string guitar sets. Fill out the design form at the bottom of the page!    $40.00
27" - 30" scale lengths.
Contact us for tuning and gauges
11 String guitar  
11-string guitar set   $48.00

Custom gauges from .200 - .0067 with varying levels of flexibility

Lower strings available with full, exposed or skeleton cores.

Touch Style Instruments String Sets  

10-string sets                                                                                            $70.00

1A 

F#0      B0       E1    A1       D2      G3     C3      F3       Bb3     Eb4       ( scale lengths to 36" )         

Indicate gauges. Eb4 must be an .007-.005 at the 36" scale length.

2A                                                                                                              $79.00

C#0      F#0       B0     E1      A1      D2     G2      C3     F3    Bb3          

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12 string double course  
12-String Guitar set 1A (6x2) Steel Wound Strings
(all strings tuned in octaves except for high E)
 
12-string Guitar set 1B(6x2) Phosphor/Bronze Wound Strings
 (all strings tuned in octaves except for high E)
 
Expanded Range Guitar (24.75" - 30" scale length)
Stainless Steel Flat Wound sets with guitar ball ends
Full Wrap, Exposed Core, Tapered Core Flats have a bright, almost roundwound timbre.
(Contact us before ordering to discuss details)
7 - String Guitar Flat Wound Sets  
7-string guitar flat wound set 1A                          $68.00
(contact us to discuss tuning and gauges)

8 - String Guitar Flat Wound Sets  
8-string guitar flat wound set 1A                          $70.00
(contact us to discuss tuning and gauges)

 

9 - String Guitar Flat Wound Sets  
9-string guitar flat wound set 1A                          $72.00
(contact us to discuss tuning and gauges)

 

10 - String Guitar Flat Wound Sets  
10-string guitar flat wound set 1A                          $75.00
(contact us to discuss tuning and gauges)

 

11 - String Guitar Flat Wound Sets  
11-string guitar flat wound set 1A                          $80.00
(contact us to discuss tuning and gauges)

 

 

 

 

 
 

Special Set Gt24-6    $23

 

   
   

Custom String Development and Testing

Before purchasing one of these options,
you will need to purchase the appropriate string or string set .

 

A) For 1 string              $25.00
B) For 1-3 strings         $75.00
C) For  1 string set       $100.00
D) For 1 string set        $150.00

The above Custom String Development options are only for developing custom strings and do not include the price of the strings

So, what this does not pay for is the actual string set. Once we get the test set right, then you must send it back and we will make a new custom set.

Contact us before selecting and ordering these options!

Development & Testing
   
When ordering, include the scale length of your guitar and indicate if it has a back-loading bridge
with a string tree on the headstock or if it has a top loading bridge.

Even if you have given us your custom string specifications in an email, the strings will not be made unless all of the order specifications are on this form. This includes custom gauges and the intended tuning of the string or string set.


Octave4Plus was designed for professional level musicians and luthiers who know exactly what it is they need. 
We are here to answer all of your questions before you order.
You have 24 hours from the time you placed your order to cancel and get a full refund.
Once we commit time, resources, and materials to making your strings, there are no cancellations or refunds.
Once you pay for your order, you must fill out the string design form found at the bottom of the page you ordered from. 
O4P Custom String Design Specification Form

You are ordering custom made strings. You must complete this form and submit it with your order

PayPal transaction number:      (required)

 

Name:           

Email:           

Date: (mm/dd/yyyy)  

  1.) I learned about Octave4Plus custom strings from:

   Answer:

 

  2) I ordered: (qty.) of this string/set:

  3) I want custom gauges for this set:

  4) The string or string set is going to be for a Guitar     Bass Guitar 

   Other: ( Use additional comments box at the bottom of this form)

  5) The tuning is:
   ( B0  is standard bass low B,  B1 for guitar low B,  E1 is bass low E,   E2 is guitar low E,   E4 is guitar high E etc.)

  5a) New tuning for you ? Yes No

  6) Manufacturer:

  7) Model:
   ( Email us a photo of your instrument's  headstock and bridge, no links to web pages please)

  8)  Bridge Type (Select one type below)

    a) Strings enter through the back and exit out the face of guitar
    b) Strings go through top loading bridge like Tune-O-Matic
    c) Strings just pop in a slot like a HipShot type "A" bridge
    d) Strings held by pins as on an acoustic guitar
    Other:
   

   9) Instrument has  strings

   10) It's scale length is: (measure from bridge saddle to nut)

   11) The tuning peg configuration is: Top    Bottom ( example 3/3,  5/2 etc. )

    Inline: Yes:   No:

   12) The instrument has:  Guitar    Bass   Other
     Tuners/Tuning pegs with: Slots   or Holes

   12a) I need exposed core on guitar bass strings at the tuners: Yes:   No:

   13) Use: Guitar sized ball ends   Bass sized ball ends   Other to make these strings.

    14) The tuning peg for the lowest string is located  inches/cm from the headstock side of the nut.

   14a)  The tuning peg for the highest string (A4 etc.) is located inches/cm from headstock side of the nut.

   14b) What is the distance from the nut (the nut's edge on the headstock side) to each tuner?
                         (Example 2.5" A string, 4" D string etc.)  
   15) What is the measurement from the ball end's edge ( edge facing the pickups) , when the string is on the guitar to    
the edge of each tuner ?
                     (Example:  A string 33.5",  D string 35",  etc.) 
 
   16a) What is the measurement from the ball end's edge ( edge facing the pickups) when the string is on the guitar to the fretboard side edge of the nut  
   16b) What is the total length of each string from ball end's edge to the absolute end of string ?  

   17) The nut is: inches/cm thick and is made out of 

   18) The strings sit on the saddles about inches /cm from ball end edge.

   18a) The specific measurements from each string's saddle to ball end edge:
                        ( Example: E is 1 1/2",  A is 1 3/4" etc.)   

    18b) Wound string should taper for inches/cm from the ball end edge to where the full diameter of the string begins ( guitar standard usually 1", bass 2")

    18c) The string is full wrap, no taper at the bridge:  Yes:   No:

    19) Is there a string tree on the headstockYes:   No:

   20) Does the headstock tilt back ?   Yes:   No:

   21) Flexibility of the strings I ordered should be: (stiff, can be pulled 1/8", or 1/4", etc to either side when turned to pitch, loose etc.)
     

 

   22) Thread wrap?   Yes:   No:   Color ?:         

         Wrap starts at            inches/cm from nut.

   23) The timbre/tone quality of the wound strings should be:
          Bright:     Have a "Twang"    Mellow
  
   24) The wound strings are:
         A) Stainless Steel Roundwounds
         B) Nickel Plated Steel Roundwounds
         C) Phosphor/Bronze Roundwounds
         D) Stainless Steel Flatwounds

  (Thread wrap is extra for guitar strings)

  Note: Make sure the gauge(s) of the string(s) you order can fit through all holes in the back of the guitar, bridge, and tuners etc..

  Additional Comments and information in box below: