#1
Ok so I got an acoustic Fender guitar this summer, I've always played electric and I currently use 10 gauge in standard and 12 in drop C.

And I was wondering what gauge strings come with Fender acoustics?

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-DG100-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=512754
thats the one i bought, or its very similar.

I was thinking of getting lighter strings for barr chords.

What do most acoustic players use? My friend uses alot lighter ones than i do.

Acoustic guitars dont have to be set up based on string gauge right?
#3
Quote by RockAddict311
Ok so I got an acoustic Fender guitar this summer, I've always played electric and I currently use 10 gauge in standard and 12 in drop C.

And I was wondering what gauge strings come with Fender acoustics?

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-DG100-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=512754
thats the one i bought, or its very similar.

I was thinking of getting lighter strings for barr chords.

What do most acoustic players use? My friend uses alot lighter ones than i do.

Acoustic guitars dont have to be set up based on string gauge right?


I wouldn't use anything less than 11. Thicker strings help you not to over press and play out of tune. Yes, it's going to be hard learning barre chords and such, but that's just the nature of the acoustic guitar. It's going to be tougher to play than an electric guitar. Most players use 11-13's. Also, you DO need to set up an acoustic according to string gauge.
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#4
i usually use 13s. 12s are really common as well. i don't really like to go smaller than 12s.
#6
I use 12's on all of my guitars except one. I use 11's on it to help control the volume.