For acoustic guitar players who prefer a full, dark tone, a string set with the 013 gauge is ideal. 013 gauge acoustic guitar strings are found in sets labeled "Medium" - in fact, 013-056 sets are often favored by players who play dreadnoughts because thicker strings are better for emphasizing lower frequencies. In this section you'll find more than enough top-selling acoustic guitar string packs with the 013 gauge. From Elixir to Musician's Gear to Dean Markley, all the most popular string manufacturers are here.
Depending on the brand, a variety of methods are used in the design of 013 gauge acoustic guitar strings. For example, the Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings are covered with an ultrathin, space-age polymer tube that contacts each string on the tops of the windings only; so not only do they deliver great tone, but they last 3 to 5 times longer than ordinary strings. Martin is another company that treats their guitar strings in a unique way: utilizing Cleartone proprietary technology, the Martin MSP6200 SP Lifespan 80/20 Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings have the longest string life possible without sacrificing tone. Whether you play rhythm rock, country or bluegrass, these strings have a warm, mellow sound that's perfect for all three styles.
In addition to individual string sets, you'll also come across a wide range of value packs in this section. For a popular seller, check out the D'Addario EJ17-10P Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Strings (10-Pack). Featuring a computer-controlled wrapping around a hex core to ensure their consistency and durability, these strings produce a terrific tone even after many hours of strumming and plucking.
And there are many other sets that contain 013 gauge acoustic guitar strings, so don't hesitate to jump into the rest of your options at any point now. Even if you're content with the strings you're currently using, it never hurts to stock up on extras - or for that matter, try something new. Countless experienced pros agree that medium gauge strings are the optimal choice for acoustic guitars - so if you've never tried them, now is the best time to see what you've been missing.