Gabriel Tenorio String Co. - ARTIST SERIES - 11-50 for Jazzmaster
This right here is Jazzmaster string heaven, x1000!. Steel Round Core strings with nickeled Steel wrap. Handmade & custom wound with silk wrap for a better fit. This set of Artist Series Strings are a 11-50 (11-14-18-30-40-50) gauge and is specifically designed for you Jazzmaster fans!
Designed by Gabriel Tenorio along side offset guitar specialists like Michael James Adams of M&M Guitar Bar USA, these strings suit the balance and feel of these unique guitars perfectly. First of all the 'Trem Long Twist' found at the ball end is perfectly suited for the Jazzmaster's floating trem, and they are the tightest, longest twists available in the string market. Why is it needed? Well it helps tuning stability and helps prevents breakages at the tailpiece ferrules reknowned on Jazzmasters and Jaguars. Further more, with the Artist Series JM Strings, the long twists are then further wrapped with a fine red silk to help reduce behind the bridge harmonics. The result is a slightly darker tone, so not as bright out of the box to the GT Rounds, but a touch more refinement and of course style which looks superb on the guitar as pictured. The gauges were specifically designed to get more resonance & more pressure at the saddles. Gts.co highly recommend the 11-50 gauge being optimal for the Jazzmaster.
- Long twists for guitars outfitted with JM style floating tremolo systems and scale length's of 25.5"
Pretty Red silk, or cool black silk for a more subtle look if that's your thing!
How they're made & 'Why Gts.co Strings?'
Gabriel Tenorio has been hand winding strings for many years, training under the watchful eye of mentor and Guadalupe Custom Strings founder, Francisco Gonzalez. He developed on his knowledge learnt in those years and stepped into the world of electric and acoustic guitar, beginning his company soon afterwards offering a level of quality string seldom seen in the guitar world these days.
Each string in each and every set is hand wound by Gabriel Tenorio, in his workspace in LA, California. Each component of the string specially chosen over years of development for consistency, tone and reliability, from core, to ball end to wrap. Also importantly, each set specifically developed to bring the very best out of it's destined instrument. The Jazzmaster set designed speficially for the Jazzmaster, Strat for Strat, Top loading Tele for top loading Tele and so on. Without a hex core in sight, these strings are hand wound, one by one around the central round core until the set is complete.
The most common question we get asked is, How come these sets are more expensive than others out there? There are a wealth of reasons, all important and will of course be evident when you string up and play a set over the course of a few months. The big companies, D'Addario, Elixir and Ernie Ball, all create a mass produced, factory made hex core string. There's no doubt they're a great product of course, but it's not the way strings were traditionally made. In those early days, it was a group of craftsmen winding strings individually just like Gabriel is doing today. The hex core allows the factory to produce strings a lot cheaper, the core grabs the wrap quickly and effectively meaning higher numbers off the production line, cheaper materials and more machinery trusted to carry out the production. Round core requires a lot more care and attention, to ensure the correct wrap is created. Hex core allows much more dirt and sweat to build up in the gaps between the core and wrap, do you find your high street sets die pretty quick? Well that is the main reason! Round core strings simply don't have that gap, no space for the dirt to build up and result in a prematurely 'dead' string. There are other companies out there also flying the round core flag and doing a great job, but they are generic sets. Nothing designed and specifically formulated around a particular guitar. A set of 10s is a set of 10s. Gabriel's work is a true reflection of a passion for his craft, a love for the guitar and a hands on industry that has passed us by due to a sign of the times and high production levels. Each set has been designed to bring out the best in your guitar, have great playing longevity and life and of course importantly, great feel and tone. I truly believe in what Gabriel is making, and have faith you will too! Enjoy your new string set! Read the full article HERE
Here is a blog article I've written about some helpful fitting notes if you are new to using Gabriel Tenorio Round Core strings.
Jazzmaster style have 25.5" scale length