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Thread #165805 Message #3985108
Posted By: Backwoodsman
30-Mar-19 - 01:03 AM
Thread Name: Best Guitar for UK folk club?
Subject: RE: Best Guitar for UK folk club?
I think there's probably a move by string-manufacturers away from the 'old' descriptions of 'light', 'extra-light', 'medium' etc. towards using the gauges as a descriptor. Probably a good idea - less possibility of mis-understandings and confusion.
I've never used anything lower than 12-53 on an acoustic guitar. I suppose 10s (which I regard as Ultra-Light) could work on a Dread if you're a bender and play plugged, but unplugged I'm pretty confident I'd find them gutless. Even on a small-body, I'd use 12s.
But it's each to his own, one man's meat, etc. There's no wrong answer, just personal preference. I have 10-48s on my Strat.