Gibson Coated Strings

The 2014 model year guitars ship with coated strings—but we’re not talking about the funky plastic sheaths you might think of when you hear “coated strings.”

We realize other coated strings that dull the sound, have an unnatural feel, or shed the occasional flakes of coating may have turned you off. But our coated strings are very different, and while you can’t tell by looking at the strings that they’re coated, you’ll feel the difference—which is enhanced even further by the way they bend over the cryogenically treated frets.

Pull a 2014 guitar from its case, and you won’t even be able to tell the strings are coated—until you start playing. That’s when you’ll notice the smooth, inviting feel that makes the 2014 guitars more playable than ever.

Although these American-made strings use the traditional construction of nickel-plated steel over a hex core, the secret to the superior feel is an ultra-thin film coating that’s less than one micron thick. What’s more, the coating resists hard strumming and corrosion from sweat or high humidity—so the strings last three to five times longer than uncoated strings, produce more output, and retain their brightness longer as well.

For further reading:

Why Guitar Strings Break and How You Prevent It