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Americana Lap & Pedal Steel


If you're unfamiliar with Americana music, it's the roots-rock, bluegrass, country, gospel and blues amalgamation of contemporary US music that has completely defined its own genre over the last few decades. Think Alison Krauss, Ry Cooder, Johnny Cash, Miranda Lambert and even Mumford & Sons. This exciting coalescence often uses a full electric band but undoubtedly celebrates acoustic instruments: acoustic guitar, resonator guitar, banjo, mandolin. A tough style to find a good all-around string for you may think, however...

GHS Strings, as one of the top string manufacturers in the US, has grown amongst the Americana genre and is the first to create a range of strings specifically aimed at those performers. GHS Americana is innovation in acoustic instrument string making. The string begins with a hex core for tuning stability, strength and durability which is then wrapped in 92/8 phosphor bronze wire for a long tone life and corrosion resistance. The whole string is then cryogenically treated which not only extends the life of the string but enhances the tone. Set gauging is then chosen based on decades of knowledge acquired from GHS artists.

If you're an acoustic instrumentalist you'll embrace the extended performance, wide dynamic range and consistent big tone of these strings. They respond perfectly to delicate finger-style passages and soft broken chord playing, but also kick when digging in for forte sections.

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