10 Best Guitar Strings For Sweaty Hands

Updated on: May 2021

Best Guitar Strings For Sweaty Hands in 2021


Elixir Strings 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings w NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056)

Elixir Strings 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings w NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Acoustic guitar strings constructed with 80/20 (80% copper, 20% zinc) bronze wrap wire
  • Played for a crisp, bright tone with an expressive, vibrant presence
  • Ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating provides a more traditionally textured, “uncoated” feel
  • Our patented coating technology protects against common corrosion, extending tone life longer than any other brand’s coated or uncoated strings (Elixir Strings player survey)
  • Medium gauge: .013 .017 .026 .035 .045 .056

D’Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings, Light, 12-53 – Offers a Warm, Bright and Well-Balanced Acoustic Tone and 4x Longer Life - With NY Steel for Strength and Pitch Stability

D’Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings, Light, 12-53 – Offers a Warm, Bright and Well-Balanced Acoustic Tone and 4x Longer Life - With NY Steel for Strength and Pitch Stability
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • MOST POPULAR – Pursue your passion with D’Addario’s most popular coated acoustic guitar string set. The EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings delivers the ideal balance of volume, projection and comfortable playability. With EXP coated phosphor bronze strings you get a warm, bright, well balanced acoustic tone and 4 times more life than uncoated strings.
  • WITH EXCLUSIVE NY STEEL – These coated light acoustic guitar strings feature plain steel strings and hexagonal cores made of our revolutionary NY High Carbon Steel that delivers unprecedented strength and pitch stability.
  • COATED THEN WOUND – Unlike other coated strings, D’Addario strings feature an ultra-fine layer of EXP coating that is bonded to the phosphor bronze wrap wire and then wound onto the hex-shaped core wire. The result is a barrier against corrosion and a consistent, long-lasting tone.
  • STRING GAUGES – The string gauges in this acoustic string set include: Plain Steel .012, .016, Phosphor Bronze Wound .024, .032, .042, .053.
  • MADE IN THE USA – D’Addario leverages centuries of string-making experience and advanced computer-controlled winding technology to bring you the most durable, consistent and long-lasting guitar strings. Made in the USA for the highest quality and performance, only D’Addario strings are sealed inside and out.

Elixir Strings Acoustic Guitar Strings, 12-String, Light NANOWEB Coating

Elixir Strings Acoustic Guitar Strings, 12-String, Light NANOWEB Coating
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • 80/20 Bronze acoustic Guitar strings with nanoweb coating
  • Deliver the bright, lively tone and feel of traditional 80/20 Bronze strings
  • Extended tone life
  • Provide consistent performance, Smooth feel and reduce finger squeak
  • Gauge: 12-string light

Martin Authentic Acoustic Guitar Strings - Lifespan 2.0 Treated

Martin Authentic Acoustic Guitar Strings - Lifespan 2.0 Treated
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • 92/8 phosphor bronze
  • Light
  • 12-16-25-32-42-54
  • Engineered using a new, patented technology only available from Martin
  • Next generation treatment for long life, Great playability and feel, and superior reliability with authentic tone

Elixir Strings Electric Guitar Strings w NANOWEB Coating, Light/Heavy (.010-.052)

Elixir Strings Electric Guitar Strings w NANOWEB Coating, Light/Heavy (.010-.052)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Electric guitar strings constructed with nickel-plated steel wrap wire
  • Played for their bright, vibrant presence and dynamic punch
  • Ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating provides a traditionally textured, “uncoated” feel
  • Our patented coating technology protects against common corrosion, extending tone life longer than any other brand’s coated or uncoated strings (Elixir Strings player survey)
  • Light/Heavy gauge: .010 .013 .017 .032 .042 .052

Elixir Strings Electric Guitar Strings (12062)

Elixir Strings Electric Guitar Strings (12062)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • 8-String electric Guitar strings constructed with nickel-plated steel wrap wire
  • Played for their bright, vibrant presence and dynamic punch
  • Nanoweb coating provides a smooth feel
  • Coating technology protects against common corrosion and debris
  • Light Gauge: . 010 . 013 . 017 . 030 . 042 . 054 . 064 . 074

DR Strings Acoustic Guitar Strings, Black Beauties - Black Coated, 12-54

DR Strings Acoustic Guitar Strings, Black Beauties - Black Coated, 12-54
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Feature a hexagonal core wire and a phosphor bronze wrap wire to maintain brightness and feel
  • DR’s K3 ultra-hard coating, delivers longevity, more projection, fewer unwanted overtones, and outstanding clarity and articulation
  • BLACK Colored Acoustic Guitar Strings: Light 12-54
  • 12, 16, 24, 32, 42, 54

D'Addario ETB92 Tapewound Bass Guitar Strings, Medium, 50-105, Long Scale

D'Addario ETB92 Tapewound Bass Guitar Strings, Medium, 50-105, Long Scale
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Engineered to provide optimal tension and gauged to fit properly on standard bass saddles and nuts
  • Flattened black nylon wound for a warm, deep tone
  • Fits long scale basses with a string scale length of up to 36 1/4 inches
  • Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance
  • String Gauges: Wound .050, .065, .085, .105

Elixir Strings Nickel Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings w NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Super Light (.040-.095)

Elixir Strings Nickel Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings w NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Super Light (.040-.095)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Electric bass guitar strings constructed with nickel-plated steel wrap wire
  • Played for a rich, rounded tone with incredible clarity and a heavy mid-range presence
  • Ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating, redesigned specifically for bass guitars, provides a smooth, natural feel that also enhances grip
  • Our patented coating technology protects against common corrosion, extending tone life longer than any other brand’s coated or uncoated strings (Elixir Strings player survey)
  • Long Scale, Super Light gauge: .040 .060 .075 .095

Squier by Fender Affinity Series Telecaster Beginner Electric Guitar - Race Green

Squier by Fender Affinity Series Telecaster Beginner Electric Guitar - Race Green
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Maple neck with “C”-shaped profile
  • 21-fret maple or rosewood fingerboard
  • Vintage-style single-coil Telecaster pickups with three-way switching
  • Top-load Telecaster bridge
  • 1 Year Warranty Included

Guitar Lessons or Complete Instruction: How to Find the Best Instructors

This article gives tips and advice on what to look for in a guitar instructor. This is geared towards the person who is serious about learning to play guitar the right way, and willing to do what it takes to get good.

Now for the serious student who has the desire and the drive to really play guitar, this is for you. This is what I call "complete instruction". I'm going to go through a list of things to look for in a good guitar instructor who will do the job right.

1. Are they teaching music notation, notes on the fretboard, scales, modes and the basic theory behind them? - This is very important, because with this knowledge, later on you will be able to play virtually any sheet music or tablature that is put in front of you. This will make learning new songs and playing with other musicians much easier, which is essential for serious band members or people who want to get paid for their skill. Nobody wants to waste expensive studio time, "teaching" the studio musicians how to play the song. They want to walk in slap some sheet music in front of you and get the job done quickly and professionally, saving time and money. This is true with serious stage bands also, music directors are not being paid to teach the band members to play.

2. What curriculum are they teaching with? - I prefer "Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method", but any REPUTABLE curriculum is good. The main thing is that they are using something and not just going off the top of their head.

3. What is the instructors musical background? - My personal preference would be someone with a music degree or who is currently a college music major. This will ensure that the information that you, as a student, are given, will be correct and questions will be able to be backed up by music theory. For example, the student asks why an exercise is done in a certain way. The teacher can explain the reasoning rather than saying "Well, that's just how I do it, you can do it however is more comfortable for you".

4. Does the instructor ever turn away students? - A good instructor will refuse to teach any other way, like the student who says " I just want to learn a few songs". also, will the instructor refuse to teach on a $25.00 toy guitar that won't stay in tune? A good instructor is normally too busy to play games.

5. Does the instructor "guarantee" that the student will play a song within x number of lessons? - I see this as a gimmick. No one can guarantee how quickly the student will catch on, how much they will practice, or how much natural ability the student has. Don't fall for this one, because more than likely you will be taught as I stated in the beginning of this article, how to play smoke on the water or some other simple song the wrong way, just to make it easy.

Do not hesitate to ask a new instructor these questions, and tell them that you are wanting to make sure you get the best instruction for your money. A good instructor will be happy that you asked and will be happy to give you a rundown of their teaching method. My feeling is this, elementary school and high school students who start playing band instruments, piano students, violin students, etc., start out reading and playing notes. Why should it be different for a guitar student?

I don't want to say it's wrong to plink out a tune the "wrong way", because if your playing for your enjoyment, then you have the right to get out of your instruction whatever you want. I feel that this would not be the best way to get the most for your time and money though.

good luck in your guitar playing and remember to enjoy it and have fun knowing that your choice to learn the "right way" will pay off and separate you from the "plinkers".

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