Framus Introduces Blue Label Electric Guitar Strings

The new strings are aimed at deep tunings such as drop D, drop C and drop A as well as string sets for 7- and 8-string guitars.

Nashville, TN (September 26, 2017) -- With the new Blue Label E-guitar strings, Framus has paid special attention to deep tunings such as Drop D, Drop C and Drop A as well as string sets for 7- and 8-string guitars. Sets for standard tunings, in the versions Light, Custom Light, Regular and Heavy are also available.

The new Framus Blue Label electric guitar strings are characterized by playability, excellent sound, outstanding quality, durability, tuning stability and favorable prices. The wound strings have a hexagonal core and roundwound-winding wire made of nickel-plated steel.

Framus Blue Label strings for electric guitar are available in 11 different sets:

  • Light .009 – .042
  • 8-String Light .009 – .074
  • 8-String Light Top Heavy Bottom .009 – .080
  • Custom Light .009 – .046
  • Regular .010 – .046
  • Heavy .011 – .050
  • Drop D and Dd .010 – .052
  • Drop C and B .011 – .056
  • Drop Bb and A .012 – .060
  • 7-String Light .009 – .059
  • 7-String Regular .010 – .064

Single strings are also available at reasonable prices. For international pricing, please contact your local distributor or dealer.

Apart from Framus owner Hans-Peter Wilfer, the German guitarist Oliver Schmidt was involved in the development of the new Framus Blue Label strings. He made the following statement:

“The quality of the strings can easily compete with common brands. Especially interesting is the fact that there are a lot of useful sets for drop tunings and 7- and 8-string strings. Finally, I don't have to buy single strings anymore to get the desired playing feel.”

The Framus Blue Label strings are available now.

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