Choosing Top Quality Acoustic Guitar Strings in New Zealand | Studio1 Vintage

Choosing Top Quality Acoustic Guitar Strings in New Zealand | Studio1 Vintage

Discover the Best Acoustic Guitar Strings NZ Has to Offer

As passionate musicians ourselves, we're dedicated to delivering the highest quality Acoustic Guitar Strings to our New Zealand customers. By stocking only the best brands like Martin, Stringjoy, Optima and John Pearse, we ensure that you're always playing with exceptional strings that resonate with brilliance. 

Our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help you choose the perfect set of strings for your guitar and playing style, and we are available to restring your guitar for free in store. With free shipping and competitive prices, you can trust Studio1 Vintage for all your guitar string needs.

Martin Acoustic Guitar Strings

Martin's rich history in crafting premium acoustic guitar strings spans over a century. With a reputation for durability and exceptional tone, Martin guitar strings are beloved by professional musicians and hobbyists alike. Experience the warmth and clarity of Martin Acoustic Guitar Strings with our range of options, including the popular SP and Authentic Acoustic series.

Stringjoy Acoustic Guitar Strings

Handmade in the USA, Stringjoy Acoustic Guitar Strings are celebrated for their precision and incredible tone. Designed to deliver a balanced sound with rich harmonics, these strings provide an unparalleled playing experience. Browse our selection of Stringjoy guitar strings, available in a variety of gauges to suit any playing style.

John Pearse Acoustic Guitar Strings

Designed by British guitarist John Pearse, these acoustic guitar strings are made with passion and an unwavering commitment to quality. Known for their pure, bell-like tones and exceptional playability, John Pearse strings have become a favourite among guitarists worldwide. Choose from our collection of John Pearse Acoustic Guitar Strings, offering both phosphor bronze and 80/20 bronze options as well as a pure Nickel string.

Optima Guitar Strings

Expertly crafted in Germany, these luxurious strings combine purity of sound with unparalleled durability. Their 24-karat gold plating not only adds a touch of opulence but also reduces tarnish, extending string life while maintaining a consistently warm and vibrant tone. The Optima 24k Gold strings deliver a premium playing experience, offering guitarists of all levels a responsive touch and unrivaled clarity. Elevate your performance with the lush, golden tones of Optima – the gold standard in acoustic guitar strings.

Coated or Uncoated? Phosphor Bronze, 80/20 Bronze, Nickel or 24k Gold?

When selecting the perfect Acoustic Guitar Strings, it's crucial to consider the different materials and coatings available to ensure an outstanding tone. At Studio1 Vintage, we focus on providing the very best for our customers, which is why we've made some clear choices in the strings we offer.

Coated Strings: A Question of Tone

Coated strings, such as those made by Elixir, have gained popularity due to their increased lifespan and resistance to corrosion. However, many experienced guitarists argue that coated strings produce a less-than-ideal tone, with some suggesting the tone is highly compressed, removing the natural voice of your guitar. 

Uncoated Strings: The Gold Standard

Uncoated strings made from materials like phosphor bronze, 80/20 bronze, and nickel are widely considered to deliver superior sound quality. At Studio1 Vintage, we offer a range of uncoated strings from top brands like Martin, Stringjoy, and John Pearse, providing an unmatched tonal experience for every guitarist.

  • Phosphor Bronze: Known for their rich and warm sound, phosphor bronze strings are a popular choice for acoustic guitarists. They have a slightly longer lifespan than 80/20 bronze strings due to their corrosion resistance.
  • 80/20 Bronze: These strings produce a bright and crisp tone, making them perfect for those who prefer a more cutting sound. They tend to wear out faster than phosphor bronze strings, but many guitarists find the tone well worth the trade-off.
  • Nickel: Typically used for electric guitars, nickel strings can also be an excellent choice for acoustic guitarists seeking a unique sound. They offer a warm, mellow tone with reduced string noise, creating a distinct playing experience. Nickel strings tend to last a long time, and their neutral tone really allows the natural characterises of your guitar to come through.
  • 24k Gold plated: Gold is non-reactive, ensuring long strong life with a bright tone that lasts and lasts. 

While we don't stock D'Addario strings, our collection of high-quality uncoated strings from Martin, Stringjoy, and John Pearse provides an unbeatable selection for New Zealand guitarists. Experience the difference in tone and playability that our carefully curated range has to offer.