Category Archives: * Guitar Strings

Playing Fast, by Collin Bay – Strings By Mail

“Collin Bay is a talented and extremely knowledgeable jazz guitarist who is currently helping many musicians as director of artist relations and product development at Mel Bay publications. It is to all our benefit that he has written this book with a tried and true method to develop speedy chops. I have seen the undeniable […]

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Hector Ayala – Selected Works for Guitar | Edited by Rico Stover – Strings By Mail

Hector Ayala – Selected Works for Guitar   We are honored to have a guest article by Rico Stover, well known for his five decade career primarily focused Latin and South American music, and 2013 recipient of the Guitar Foundation of America’s lifetime Artistic Achievement Award. Strings By Mail is also fortunate to carry many […]

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Other Inspirations to Practice Music – Strings By Mail

Other Inspirations to Practice Music   This article is about some ideas that developed before I was the owner of Strings By Mail. They helped some of my students at the Interlochen Arts Academy to stay inspired about practicing during those times when they might not be inspired enough to pick up the instrument for […]

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To Nylon from Steel

To Nylon from Steel Transitioning from a steel string guitar to a hybrid-crossover nylon string By Richard Robeson Until fairly recently, the term “acoustic guitar” was reserved primarily for steel string instruments, with most of the variety within the category coming from different combinations of tonewoods, and different body styles, with dreadnoughts being the most […]

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Electric Guitar String Coatings – Strings By Mail

When it comes to navigating the wide world of electric guitar string choices, there are also various styles of coated and treated strings to consider. These treated and coated strings have a microscopic layer that helps protect the strings from oxidation, and from the natural oils from players’ fingers. Treated and coated electric guitar strings […]

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Electric Guitar String Types

There are many different techniques and processes applied when manufacturing electric guitar strings. These manufacturing processes can help to differentiate and optimize the electric guitar strings for their intended electric guitars, various users, and their eclectic musical playing styles. What Are Electric Guitar Strings Made Of? Very similar to acoustic guitar strings in construction, the […]

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