Your acoustic guitar's top E string plays the root of many essential open chords. For this reason, you need to be confident that your top E string is long-lasting and stays in tune through countless strums. If you're currently finding it difficult to do this with a 011 gauge string, then you might want to consider opting for a thicker gauge like 012. The good news is that you'll find plenty of acoustic guitar string sets that contain 012 gauge acoustic guitar strings, and you don't need to look any further than this catalog for proof.
Before we look at some choices, it should be noted that most sets are named after the heaviest and lightest string in the pack (for example: 12/54). This is usually written on the top or bottom of the package itself. Although sets with 012 gauge strings require more finger pressure to hold down when compared to sets with 011 gauge strings, you'll find your tone to be a lot richer and crisper.
Honestly, any one of the acoustic guitar string packs in this section is worth trying because only the top acoustic guitar string brands are offered here, including Elixir, Martin, Fender, Ernie Ball and DR Strings. One of the most popular string sets is the GHS Contact Core Bright Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings (12-54). Featuring a specially tempered 80/20 copper-zinc alloy cover wire with a one-of-a-kind contact core design, these strings deliver a bright, ringing tone that's sure to please players and audiences alike.
Cleartone is another respected string manufacturer and their Treated Light Acoustic Guitar Strings Four Pack is a top seller. These strings are proven to last up to 5 times longer than uncoated strings and deliver 36% louder projection. Not to mention, buying in bulk is a great way to save some dough and cut down on numerous trips to the online shopping cart.
And these sets are only a sample of what awaits you - there are many other sets that contain 012 gauge acoustic guitar strings as well, and giving each one a closer look will give you a better idea of what kind of sound they'll give you. Feel free to start browsing the rest of this selection whenever you're ready.