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    Default Fylde Signature Octavius Strings

    Hello. I have a 2006 Fylde Signature Octavius Bouzouki with a pin bridge. Octave tuning.
    I was wondering where I could obtain sets of bouzouki strings with "unusual" gauges for octave tuning.

    For their recent bouzoukis, Fylde recommends the following gauges:

    24/48
    10/28
    16/16
    10/10

    Not sure if those gauges would be appropriate for mine but, if so, could anybody recommend a good place to obtain these strings? Most ready made bouzouki sets that I see for sale do not contain those string pairings.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Fylde Signature Octavius Strings

    The simplest thing to do is buy individual guitar strings. I have a Sobell octave mandolin and that's what I've always done.
    David A. Gordon

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    Default Re: Fylde Signature Octavius Strings

    Quote Originally Posted by Dagger Gordon View Post
    The simplest thing to do is buy individual guitar strings. I have a Sobell octave mandolin and that's what I've always done.
    Thanks, David. Any recommendation on guitar strings to use? (Ball ends for the pinned bridge)

    Thanks again.

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    Default Re: Fylde Signature Octavius Strings

    Try D'Addario phosphor bronze, probably.
    David A. Gordon

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    Default Re: Fylde Signature Octavius Strings

    Thanks, David.

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    Default Re: Fylde Signature Octavius Strings

    As I’ve said before, Newtone will put together sets of whatever you want. Cheaper than buying individual strings in the UK but not sure about the US.

    https://newtonestrings.com/shop/cust...-configurator/

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    I love JustStrings.com. Great prices on bulk ball end phosphor bronze, and the also have 5 packs of D’Addario singles if you need loop end.

    https://m.juststrings.com/guitarbulkstrings.html

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