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Welcome to Newtone Strings. The home of British Handwound Musical Instrument strings.

Here at Newtone Strings we make High Quality instrument strings for the majority of steel strung instruments. All our knowledge is available for you to be able to get the 'Perfect' set of strings for you and your instrument. There are a large selection of 'standard' sets available to chose from, but we can adjust any set to meet your specific requirements.

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What's so different about NEWTONE strings?

The first thing is that Newtone strings are all individually handmade. This means that every string passes through the hands of up to three people, who make a physical and visual check at every stage of production. If a fault occurs or if the string is not up to standard on our machines, it gets cut in half and discarded. However, our scrap rate is extremely low. The major reason in terms of why our strings may feel or play differently to those from other companies lies with our use of round core wire in all our Acoustic guitar strings and some of the Electric ranges available.

Not being a mass manufacturer enables us to provide a personal service to players who have particular problems getting strings to suit their style or instrument. When creating a customised set for a player, we always try to balance the string tension across the neck, which can mean using unconventional core sizes and core to wrapping wire ratios in the entire set, even if the problem is only with one string.

With the popularity of dropped and altered tunings we often talk to players who assume that they will achieve a lower pitch simply by buying a thicker string. Often this does not solve the problem because the core wire in the thicker string is the same diameter as the core in the standard string, and therefore will feel too slack if a considerably lower tuning than standard is desired. So we make a string with a larger diameter core which will tune to the desired pitch and still have the tension of a standard tuning string.