Guitar strings come in lots of different varieties, so it can take a little bit of research to figure out which ones will be the perfect fit for your instrument and playing style. The good news is that most of the differences are pretty easy to wrap your head around, so getting a sense for strings doesn't have to be hard. Take a look at the flatwound acoustic guitar strings in this section for example. The term "flatwound" means literally what it sounds like - that the winding wires on the strings are flat. They're also polished out to make them even smoother, which gives them a silky feel to go with the rich, mellow tone they produce. No wonder lots of musicians swear by them!
Like other strings for acoustic guitar, flatwound strings are available in different weights to suit your personal preferences. If you enjoy a lighter string, consider options such as the D'Addario EFT15 Flat Top PB Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings or the Thomastik KR116 Classic S Series Flatwound Light Guitar Strings. Or, if you'd rather go heavier, try something like the D'Addario EFT17 Flat Top PB Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings. Looking for nylon? No problem - Thomastik has you covered with the CF128 N Series Nylon Strings for light tension or the CF127 N Series Nylon Guitar Strings if you use a higher-tension setup.
These are just a few examples of what the selection of flatwound acoustic guitar strings has to offer. Finding the perfect set for your instrument and playing style is a matter of taste, and no two guitarists are the same - so don't hesitate to take an in-depth look through the whole lineup before deciding on a set. Taking the time to make a careful choice will definitely pay off in the long run, when you end up with a set of guitar strings that fits you to a tee!