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Hi all.

I'm taking up guitar again, I've only played 12 strings for most of my life but now the arthritis has mostly stopped that so I'm looking for a 6 string electro acoustic to play about with.

I have an Epiphone Hummingbird but it feels cheap and I'm not getting along with it but the thrust of this is about strings.

Because I take heart drugs that reduce the blood flow to my finger ends they get very painful playing guitar, now years ago there was a brand that made what I would call 'soft' strings. They had silk wound in them but I don't recall what they were called?

Does anyone know of any make of strings that have a soft feel to them please?

thanks for any help.

tom.

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Yes I usually use 10's for acoustic but I've put some Martins on and they feel awful.

Not a Nylon man at all though I suppose they could feel softer, hmm

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I'd second getting a nice nylon--string acoustic, definitely a lot easier on the fingers, and a nicer tone as well IMO.

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On 3/6/2018 at 07:19, tom1946 said:

... years ago there was a brand that made what I would call 'soft' strings. They had silk wound in them but I don't recall what they were called?

Does anyone know of any make of strings that have a soft feel to them please?

Various manufacturers offer 'silk and steel' strings including D'Addario and GHS.

La Bella offer them in two gauges - medium and light

Bloke here writes about silk and steel.

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Thanks guys, a lot of useful suggestions here to follow up, which I'll do now.

I'll report back soon.

Tom.

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