Summer NAMM 2019: Gibson Announces New Vintage Reissue, Brite Wire and Acoustic String Collections

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Summer NAMM 2019: Gibson has announced three new ranges of guitar strings. The collections—Vintage Reissue, Brite Wire “Reinforced” and Acoustic—are “Factory Spec” and were developed and tested by Gibson’s master luthiers.

The Vintage Reissue strings are engineered to historic Fifties specifications and are constructed of nickel wrap and high-quality core wire. The Brite Wire "Reinforced" strings are precision-wound with a nickel-plated high strength carbon core, while the Acoustic strings are phosphor bronze-coated and promise high-frequency clarity, perfectly balanced tone and long-lasting performance.

All three string collections are available now, with an MSRP of $11.99 (Vintage Reissue), $9.99 (Brite Wire “Reinforced”) and $12.99 (Acoustic). 

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.