Michael Messer worked with us on designing a series of strings specifically for Resonator guitars. These strings are designed to have perfect when playing in regular or open tunings.
At first sight, these gauges seem very heavy indeed. By utilising a principle used in the 1920’s that having a round central core rather than a more modern Hexagonal equivalent. Greater string life and easier playability can be achieved.
All guitars sound better with heavier strings, the problem is playing them! Michael Messer National guitar strings tune to pitch at lower tension than other guitar strings of the same gauge.
If you are gong to play in high tunings like E or A, it is advisable to use our light gauge set.