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D'Addario Introduces Flatwound Mandolin Strings

By Angela Magliocca - D'Addario Strings
October 6, 2010 - 11:00 am

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D'Addario Flatwound Mandolin Strings

D'Addario Flatwound Mandolin Strings

Farmingdale, N.Y. — D'Addario is excited to announce Flatwound Mandolin Strings as the newest addition to their string product line.

The Flatwound Mandolin strings are constructed using a complex combination of interlocking underwindings on a hex core, which builds the foundation for a delicate outer flat (ribbon) winding. This unique design allows the strings to vibrate freely, creating a true, clear sound and an ultra-smooth feel. Created for jazz, classical and folk players, they deliver unparalleled comfort for playing closed position fingerings and up the fretboard.

In addition to this new option for mandolin players, new sets are also available for bass and banjo.

"We are very pleased with the overall outcome of the new Flatwound Mandolin, Nylon Tapewound Bass, and Stainless Steel Banjo string sets," says D'Addario Product Management Manager, Brian Vance. "These sets broaden the versatility and tones that players currently strive for across the board."

The Flatwound Mandolin Strings will retail for $29.99; Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings will retail for $62.99, and Stainless Steel Banjo Strings will retail for $6.99. All of these new D'Addario string sets are available now.

For more information on D'Addario mandolin strings, please visit www.daddario.com.

D'Addario & Company, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets complete lines of strings for fretted and bowed musical instruments, drumheads, drum practice pads, and guitar and woodwind accessories under the proprietary brand names D'Addario, Evans Drumheads, Planet Waves, Rico, HQ Percussion and PureSound Percussion. The company also runs theLessonroom.com and Guitar.com. D'Addario products are marketed in approximately 120 countries.


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October 06, 2010 01:52 PM
I'm wondering if the "A" string is wound?
October 06, 2010 06:15 PM
Are they comparable to Thomassilk, do they have the steel A or is is wound?
Scott Tichenor
October 07, 2010 06:29 AM
D'Addario's Flatwound Mandolin Strings are now available at Elderly, suggested date in stock there is 10/22/10. Suggested retail in the news release was $29.99, their price is $13.35.

Scott Tichenor
October 07, 2010 11:19 AM
Stan now tells me the anticipated arrival date of those strings is 10/11, this Monday. Not reflected on their web site possibly until tomrrow.
October 07, 2010 05:14 PM
Yes, The A strings are wound and this set is real nice!!!!
Ted Eschliman
October 07, 2010 06:34 PM
With all due respect Skip, they are plain. Not wound. You may be confusing them with the Flat Tops.
October 07, 2010 07:45 PM
Sorry Ted , you are right !!! Im as mixed up as a cheese cake!! The A strings are plain.....
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