What strings are fitted on my guitar?

Over time, we have used a few different brands, but generally with the same gauges.

We currently use the following strings on all production models (for tensions and scale lengths, see below):

  • 6-string: D'Addario NYXL 10 - 46 (10 - 13 - 17 - 26 - 36 - 46)
  • 7-string: D'Addario NYXL Optimized for .strandberg* 9.5 - 64 (9.5 - 13 - 16 - 24 - 34 - 46 - 64)
  • 8-string: D'Addario NYXL Optimized for .strandberg* 9 - 84 (9 - 12 - 15 - 22 - 30 - 42 - 56 - 84)

The original Boden OS guitars (6- and 7-strings 2014-2015) where fitted with:

  • 6-string: D'Addario XL10 - 46
  • 7-string: D'Addario XL 10 - 46 + 59
  • 7-string Singularity, regular frets and True Temperament, GHS 9 - 56 (9 - 11 - 16 - 24 - 32 - 42 - 56)

When we introduced the Boden OS 8, i.e. from 2015, we changed to to:

  • 6-string: D'Addario XL 10 - 46
  • 7-string: .strandberg* (GHS) Optimized Tension Strings 9.5 - 64
  • 8-string: .strandberg* (GHS) Optimized Tension Strings 9 - 84

Gauges and tensions (from stringtensionpro.com)

6-string: D'addario NYXL 10 - 46

String/Tuning
Scale Length Gauge Tension
1/E 25.00" / 635.0 mm 0.010" / 0.254 mm 15.59 lbs / 7.36 kg
2/B 25.08" / 637.0 mm 0.013" / 0.330 mm 14.89 lbs / 6.98 kg
3/G 25.17" / 639.3 mm 0.017" / 0.432 mm 16.15 lbs / 7.52 kg
4/D 25.25" / 641.4 mm 0.026" / 0.660 mm 17.96 lbs / 8.31 kg
5/A 25.33" / 643.4 mm 0.036" / 0.914 mm 18.70 lbs / 8.60 kg
6/E 25.50" / 647.7 mm 0.046" / 1.168 mm 16.83 lbs / 7.63 kg

7-string: D:addario NYXL Optimized for .strandberg* 9.5 - 64

String/Tuning Scale Length Gauge Tension
1/E 25.50" / 647.7 mm 0.0095" / 0.241 mm 14.64 lbs / 6.64 kg
2/B 25.63" / 651.0 mm 0.013" / 0.330 mm 15.55 lbs / 7.05 kg
3/G 25.75" / 654.1 mm 0.016" / 0.406 mm 14.97 lbs / 6.79 kg
4/D 25.88" / 657.4 mm 0.024" / 0.610 mm 16.13 lbs / 7.32 kg
5/A 26.00" / 660.4 mm 0.034" / 0.864 mm 17.82 lbs / 8.08 kg
6/E 26.13" / 663.7 mm 0.046" / 1.168 mm 17.67 lbs / 8.01 kg
7/B 26.25" / 666.8 mm 0.064" / 1.626 mm 19.50 lbs / 8.85 kg
( 7/Drop A ) 26.25" / 666.8 mm 0.064" / 1.626 mm 15.48 lbs /  7.02 kg

8-string: D'addario NYXL Optimized for .strandberg* 9 - 84

String/Tuning Scale Length Gauge Tension
1/E 26.50" / 673.1 mm 0.009" / 0.216 mm 12.66 lbs / 5.74 kg
2/B 26.71" / 678.4 mm 0.012" / 0.305 mm 14.39 lbs / 6.53 kg
3/G 26.93" / 684.0 mm 0.015" / 0.381 mm 14.39 lbs / 6.53 kg
4/D 27.14" / 689.4 mm 0.022" / 0.533 mm 13.51 lbs / 6.13 kg
5/A 27.36" / 694.9 mm 0.030" / 0.762 mm 15.92 lbs / 7.22 kg
6/E 27.57" / 700.3 mm 0.042" / 1.067 mm 16.71 lbs / 7.58 kg
7/B 27.79" / 705.9 mm 0.056" / 1.422 mm 16.72 lbs / 7.58 kg
8/F# 28.00" / 711.2 mm 0.084" / 2.1336 mm 20.3 lbs / 9.07 kg
( 8/Drop E ) 28.00" / 711.2 mm 0.084" / 2.1336 mm 16.11 lbs / 7.31 kg

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