Re: Newtone strings
I've changed to flatwounds over the last couple of years but used to use Newtones a lot on mandolin family instruments and guitar. I like them, they last well due to having a round, as opposed to hexagonal, core and Malcolm Newton would make sets up for me in custom gauges.
Gary Nava 2-point
Jimmy Moon OM
Fairbanks-Vega 1922 Whyte Laydie short-scale tenor banjo
Godin 5th Avenue
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