String Size

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Joe M, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Joe M

    Joe M Electromatic

    Dec 6, 2018
    Do all new Gretsch’s ship with 11’s, or just the hollow bodies?

    Just curious.
  2. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    My Korean Electromatics were all 10’s
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  3. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    You can use 009 sets without any ploblem.
  4. new6659

    new6659 Gretschie

    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Two jets from China (G5435 and G5220), a Japanese Jet (G6228FM) and Japanese Broadkaster Jr (G6659) all came with 10s installed
  5. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    My Penguin came with 10's. I emailed and asked here is part of the reply. "Hello John,
    It's a standard set of 10s: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046."

    I now have the Thomastik Jazz swings on it, JS112 .012, .016, .020, .027, .037, .050
  6. Gregor

    Gregor Gretschie

    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Yep. My G5220 has 10s on it. Quite like them. I think D'Addario (with a wound G)
  7. Joe M

    Joe M Electromatic

    Dec 6, 2018
    Thanks for the replies, don’t know where I got the idea that 11’s were standard. Sounds like all these answers indicate that 10’s might be what Gretsch ships most guitars with.
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