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Special Orders


When placing your order, you will also need to fill out the specification form at the bottom of this page
with the following information :

 

1) The scale length of your guitar
2) The tail piece and bridge set up: Does the guitar load the strings in from the back
    or does it have a top loading bridge?
3) The distance from the nut to the tuner you will use for the A4 or B4 string
4) Does the headstock have a string tree?

 
If we do not receive the above information within 3 business days
from the time you place your order, your order will not be completed
and your payment will be refunded.
 
30" scale plain steel strings available though special order.
 
The Octave4Plus .006 strings made for the 25.5"-27" will tune up to A4 right away.
The .006 will tune right up to A4 on guitars with scale lengths to 29" providing the guitar has a top loading bridge,
and the tuner is 1-1/2" from the nut. If the string is forced to angle down to the tuner from the nut, tuning to A4
may require more time. Through the body back loading guitars will require more time for the string to stretch.
 
 
All scale lengths represent the maximum scale length for each string. If your guitar has a 25.5" scale length,
select the 26" scale length. If your guitar has a 28.6" scale length, select a 29" scale string.
If your guitar has a 30.25" scale length, a 30" scale string will NOT work.

 
Strings also available without ball ends for Floyd Rose System. Specify when ordering.
 
We make everything to order
Please allow anywhere from 1 to 10 weeks turnaround.
This will vary depending on what you order and how many orders are ahead of yours.
 

Note:  Minimum order of 5 strings when ordering  either A440 strings or B 493.88 Hz .

Do I need Type 1 or Type 2 strings? Download PDF


.002   Not yet available

.003   Not yet available

.004   Not yet available

The Octave4Plus A440 Hz string for the 24"-28.625" scale lengths is not for everyone. The string is sturdy and flexible but has
limited pitch follow when bending it. Bend range is about 1/2 step. Wide vibrato is possible, but it is not an E4 string, and although
it would now be your highest string, it does not mean it can bend up a minor 3rd. Your guitar has to be "high A friendly". This type
of guitar usually has a top loading bridge with no steep break angles at the bridge and 2" or less from the nut to tuner. The Type 1 .008
A4 string works great on a guitar like the Washburn X-27, which has a 25.5" scale length and loads the string in through the back of
the guitar. This guitar has a distance of about 7.5" from the nut to the tuner. The .006 works great on the Agile Intrepid Pro 828 with a
scale length of 28.625". Keep in mind how thin .006 is, and know this string is sturdy and has been reported to last up to 6 months.
These A4 strings require a special ball end because the twist type ball ends unravel under the tension and break the string at the ball end.
 Tuning to A4 at longer scale lengths requires a set up process  to allow the string to stretch. Sharp edges on bridges and tuner holes
that are harmless to an E4 string can cut and snap an A4 string, so some modifications to your guitar may be needed.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
24"-26" scale guitar: order 26" scale strings
26.5"-28" scale guitars: order 28" scale strings
 
28.625": order 28.625" strings

 

String                                                                  *          price  -  pitch

 

      Type 2 option  (Protective thread wrap)

Download PDF

If you have a Type 2 guitar that loads the string through the back, has a steep break angle, a sharp edge on the nut or tuner, or a string tree, you'll want this.

Type 2
 
Guitar  .005  plain steel   ( 26" )   $4.65  each  A440
 

 

 

 

 

 

   Guitar  .005  plain steel    ( 28" )  $6.75  each  A440

All strings listed for the 28" scale are for  
the exact scale length of 28" and not 28.625"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Guitar .0055 plain steel string  $4.50 each  A440 Hz

                            25.5"-27" scale length

Bends pitch 1 whole step or more depending on the guitar and the scale length

 

 

 
Guitar  .006 plain steel    ( 26" )   $4.65  each   A440
 
 

Guitar .006 plain steel    ( 26" )    $9.50   each  B493.88 HZ
B4 is one octave higher than the guitar high B string
(check for availability, special order item)
Note: The B4 string is designed for the tension B 493.88HZ pulls at the 25.5"-26" scale length. IT WILL NOT make a better A4 string.

 
 

 

   Guitar  .006 plain steel    ( 28" )   $5.25  each  A440

All strings listed for the 28" scale are for  
the exact scale length of 28" and not 28.625"

 

 

 
 

 

     Guitar .006  plain steel   $ 6.50 each  A440 Hz string 
               Specially designed for the 28.625" scale
                    and the Agile Intrepid Pro 828        

 

 
 

    

         Guitar .0065  plain steel   $ 6.50 each  A440 Hz string  

                               25.5"-28" scale length

 
 

 

     Guitar .007 plain steel  $6.75 each A440Hz string

                  (we suggest ordering thread wrap)
              Specially designed for the 28.625" scale
                    and the Agile Intrepid Pro 828
 
 

Guitar  .007 plain steel    ( 26" )   $4.65 each   A440

 

 
 

 Guitar .007 plain steel    ( 26" )    $10.50 each  B493.88 HZ
 B4 is one octave higher than the guitar high B string
 (check for availability, special order item)
Note: The B4 string is designed for the tension B 493.88HZ pulls at the 25.5"-26" scale length. IT WILL NOT make a better A4 string.

 
 

 

  Guitar  .007 plain steel    ( 28" )    $4.75 each   A440

All strings listed for the 28" scale are for  
the exact scale length of 28" and not 28.625"

 

 

 
 

   Guitar  .008 plain  steel    ( 26" )  $4.75 each   A440

 

 
 

 

  Guitar .008  plain  steel   (28")   $5.50 each.   A440

All strings listed for the 28" scale are for  
the exact scale length of 28" and not 28.625"

 

 

 
 

    Guitar  .009 plain steel    ( 26" )   $4.75 each   A440

 

 
 

 

   Guitar  .009 plain steel    ( 28" )   $5.50 each   A440

All strings listed for the 28" scale are for  
the exact scale length of 28" and not 28.625"

 

 
 

 

Guitar  .010 plain steel    ( 26" )   $4.75 each   A440

 

 

 
 

 

Guitar  .011 plain steel   ( 26" )   $5.25 each   A440

(Garry Goodman signature  string only available at this time)
 

 

 

 
 

 

Note:  Minimum order of 5 strings when ordering  either A440 strings or B 493.88 Hz .

 


TonalUnity-companion strings with the
 same timbre as the A440 strings.
More strings to be added soon.

Strings for E4 329.63 Hz ,  B3 246.94 Hz  and  G3 196.00 Hz

Highest recommended pitch@26 is G4

 

   
 

 

 Guitar  .009 plain steel     $2.30 each  

                   
                

 

 

 
 

 

 Guitar  .010 plain steel     $2.30 each  

                   
                

 

 

 
 

 

 Guitar  .011 plain steel     $2.30 each  

                   
                

 

 

 
 

 

 Guitar  .012  plain steel     $2.30 each  

                   
                

 

 

 
 

 

 Guitar  .013 plain steel      $2.30 each  

                   
                

 

 

 
 

 

 Guitar  .014 plain steel      $2.30 each  

                   
                

 

 

 
 

 

 Guitar  .015 plain steel      $2.30 each  

                   
                

 

 

 
 

 

Guitar  .016 plain steel      $2.30 each  

                   
                

 

 
 

 

Guitar  .017 plain steel     $2.30 each  

                   
              
 

 

 
 

 

Guitar  .018 plain steel      $2.30 each 

                    

 

 
 

 

Guitar  .019 plain steel      $3.30 each 

                    

 

 
Custom Dual Ball End Strings
 These guitar strings have a smaller sized ball end on each side of the string.
 
Single plain steel dual ball end string for A440Hz .007                                        $9.00

 

 

 
Single plain steel dual ball end string Tonal Unity for E4,B3,G3  .019-.008         $8.00

 

 

 
Single wound dual ball end string .015-.098                                                       $12.00

 

 

 

6-string fifths tuning

6-string guitar set 1A   (25.5" scale)  Fill out the design form at the bottom of the page!  $25.00
  B4       E4      A3       D3     G2      C2     
.006      .008    .015   .026    .044   .058 

 

 
6-string guitar set 1B (24"-28.625" scale)Fill out the design form at the bottom of the page! $23.00
  A4       D4      G3       C3     F2      Bb2     
.006      .008    .017   .030    .046   .060 

 

 
7-string guitar    
7-string guitar set 1B    Fill out the design form at the bottom of the page!  $14.00
  A4        E4      B3    G3    D3    A3     E2   
.008      .010   .013  .017   .026  .036  .046  

 

 
8-string guitar  
8-string guitar set 1C  Fill out the design form at the bottom of the page!   $20.00
  A4        E4      B3    G3    D3    A3     E2     B1 
.008      .010   .013  .017   .026  .036  .046  .060                              

 

 
9-string guitar  
9-string guitar set 1A   Fill out the design form at the bottom of the page!   $26.00
  A4       E4       B3     G3      D3     A3     E2     B1      F#1
.008    .010      .013   .017   .026   .036   .046  .060    .070

 

 
9-string guitar set 1B   Fill out the design form at the bottom of the page!   $29.00
  A4       E4        B3      G3      D3     A3     E2      B1           F#1
.008    .010      .013   .017   .026   .036   .046  .060H*   .074-.098H*

* H indicates a heavy version of the same gauge for harder playing

 
 
10-string guitar  
10-string set 1A  -   Fill out the design form at the bottom of the page         full wrap   $32.00

A4       E4         B3   G3P    D3     A3     E2     B1     F#1   C#1

.006    .008      .011  .017   .026   .036   .046  .060    .070  .096 (27-30" scale)

 

 
10-string set 1B  -   Fill out the design form at the bottom of the page         full wrap   $40.00

A4       E4          B3   G3      D3     A3     E2     B1      F#1             C#1

.007    .010      .013   .019P  .030   .040   .050   .060    .072-.080  .100-.108

 

 
10-string set 1C  -   Fill out the design form at the bottom of the page                  $42.00 

.A4      E4      B3     G3       D3      A3     E2      B1             F#1          C#1

.007   .010    .013   .019P   .030   .040   .050  .060-.070    .072-.090  .100-.120 

exposed core on F#1 and C#1                                                                                          

(specify gauges for F#1-C#1. Order this set for heavy playing, Metal etc.)

 

 
11-string guitar  

11-string set 1A  -   Fill out the design form at the bottom of the page                   $48.00

A4      E4       B3     G3       D3      A3     E2      B1             F#1          C#1         G#0          

.006   .010    .013   .019P   .030   .040   .050  .060-.070    .072-.090  .100-.120  .120-.140

 exposed core on F#1,C#1,G#0

 

 
Baritone Guitar Sets  
Custom Baritone set#2 (order this if you want extreme gauges in the set)
E1-F#1                               A4
.104  .80  .60  .040  .020  .006                                     $28.00

(These are default gauges. When ordering, fill in the gauges on the form at the bottom of the page. Indicate flexible, medium, or stiff) 

 

Acoustic Guitar String Sets

    Phosphor Bronze Acoustic 6-String  Guitar A2-A4  tuning 23"-28" scale lengths
    .046  .036  .026  .013p .010p .008                                                $23.00
     A2     D3    G3     B3      E4     A4 (open A 440HZ)     
 
   Phosphor Bronze Acoustic 6-String  Guitar C2-B4  5ths tuning 23"-26" scale lengths
    .060  .046  .036  .026  .009p  .006P                                              $25.00
     C2     G2     D3    A3     E4      B4 493.88 HZ (one octave higher than standard guitar plain steel B )     
 
Custom Dual Ball End Strings
 These guitar strings have a smaller sized ball end on each side of the string.
 
Single plain steel dual ball end string for A440Hz .007                                        $9.00
   

Custom String Development and Testing

 
A) For 1 string              $25.00
B) For 1-3 strings         $75.00
C) For  1 string set       $100.00
D) For 1 string set        $150.00
Development & Testing
 
     

 

*Indicates maximum scale length that the string will tune to pitch

For instance:  If you have a 25.5" scale guitar, you should order the 26" string.

Note:  Minimum order 5 strings on A440 strings and B 493.88 Hz .


Plain Steel String With Bass Ends

   
All Octave4Plus plain steel bass strings
 are made with superb premium wire and
 the patented Octave4Plus Ball ends. 
 

We make everything to order

Please allow anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks turnaround.

This will vary depending on what you order and how many orders are ahead of yours.

Flat wound versions of the bass strings and bass string sets coming soon.

 

 

Bass  .006.7  plain steel  string  $10.95 each  
  Recommended for the 35" - 37" scale with F#4 (369.99Hz)
as the highest practical open tuning before breaking.

 

 
 

 

Bass  .007  plain steel  string  $10.95 each 
  Recommended for the 34" - 35" scale with F#4 (369.99Hz)
as the highest practical open tuning before breaking.
 
 

 

Bass  .008  plain steel  string  $10.95 each 
  Recommended for the 34" - 35" scale with E4 (329.63Hz)
as the highest practical open tuning before breaking.
 

 

 

 
Bass  .009  plain steel  string  $9.95 each 
Suggested highest pitch B3 @ 34"
 
 

 

 

 
Bass  .010  plain steel  string  $9.95 each 
Suggested highest pitch B3 @34"
 
 

Bass  .011  plain steel  string  $9.95 each 
Suggested highest pitch B3 @34"

 

 

 
Bass  .012  plain steel  string  $10.95 each 
Suggested highest pitch B3 @34"
 

 

 
Bass  .013  plain steel  string  $9.50 each 
Suggested highest pitch B3 @34"
 

 

 
Bass  .014  plain steel  string  $9.50 each
Suggested highest pitch B3 @34"
 

 

 
Bass  .015  plain steel  string  $9.50 each 
Suggested highest pitch B3 @34"
 

 

 
Bass  .016  plain steel  string  $8.95 each 
Suggested highest pitch A3 @34"
 

 

 
Bass  .017  plain steel  string  $8.95 each
Suggested highest pitch A3@34

 
 

 

 
Bass  .018  plain steel  string  $8.95 each
Suggested highest pitch A3@34
 

 

 
 
Bass  .019  plain steel  string  $8.95 each
Suggested highest pitch A3@34
 

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When ordering, include the scale length of your guitar and indicate if it has a back-loading bridge
with a string tree on the headstock or if it has a top loading bridge.

Even if you have given us your custom string specifications in an email, the strings will not be made unless all of the order specifications are on this form. This includes custom gauges and the intended tuning of the string or string set.


Octave4Plus was designed for professional level musicians and luthiers who know exactly what it is they need. 
We are here to answer all of your questions before you order.
You have 24 hours from the time you placed your order to cancel and get a full refund.
Once we commit time, resources, and materials to making your strings, there are no cancellations or refunds.
Once you pay for your order, you must fill out the string design form found at the bottom of the page you ordered from. 

Plain Steel String Specification Form

PayPal transaction number:                                                 (required)

 

Name:

Email:

Date: (mm/dd/yyyy)                               

 

Guitar scale length:                              

 

Bridge type:                              

 

Top loading?   Yes:   No:

 

Strings run through the body?   Yes: No:

 

String tree on headstock?  Yes: No:

 

Distance from nut to tuner:  

 

Distance from the center of the ball end to where the string sits on the saddle:

 

Headstock tilts downward? Yes: No:

Thread wrap?  Yes  No

Color:

In the box below list any additional information or other details we should know:

 

 


 


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