Jazz Swing (JS, Flats): this is the legendary flatwound jazz guitar string! A list of its players reads like a Jazz Hall of Fame, and it’s still the undisputed king of flatwounds, for many of today’s jazz greats. A true flatwound (not a “ground wound” or “compressed wound” like some of the pretenders) with glassy smooth polished nickel winding on a round core, it has the perfect balance of fundamental to overtones required for traditional jazz. Some players claim that its mellow, powerful tones actually improve with age!
Jazz Bebop (BB, Rounds): probably the only round wound guitar string that can truly be called a jazz string. A similarity to the JAZZ SWING in materials and string architecture, but with a small gauge round wound nickel winding, produces a strong, fundamental rich jazzy tone that is somewhat brighter than a flatwound. This remarkable string is an excellent alternate choice or the player wanting real jazz tone, but with a bit more of an “edge”.
George Benson (GB): The dynamics of George Benson Jazz Strings by Thomastik-Infeld were designed-in from the beginning. Like true intonation. Excellent sustain. Superior durability. And of course, a feel you simply have to experience. Just ask George. They’re designed to his specs.
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