Jon Gundry of ThroBak demonstrates ThroBak Vintage Choice 12-54 Light Phosphor Bronze round core and hex core acoustic guitar strings. This round core vs. hex core guitar strings shootout compares both historical guitar string designs in a Waterloo WL14-XTR acoustic guitar.
Popular acoustic guitar string tones of the 1940’s – 1960’s are in truth round core acoustic guitar string tones. As soon as the only option for steel string guitarist, round core strings ultimately transitioned to a hex core style in the late 1960’s.
Hex core acoustic guitar strings are now the most commonly offered type of acoustic strings. However for the guitarist desiring the feel and tone of round core acoustic guitar strings, ThroBak Vintage Choice provides round core acoustic guitar string in addition to their hex core strings.
View and listen to the A/B comparison and hear the difference in attack and volume between round core and hex core acoustic guitar strings and choose which are best for you and your guitar.
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