Hello all,

I recently heard from a somewhat trusted guitar tech in my town that Silk & Steel strings can be bad for guitars, because once the silk wears away you're left with steel on steel, which can wear down your frets. I don't know a lot about the specifics, but my friend who uses Silk & Steels loves them and I love the sound of his guitar. So I was just wondering if anyone else has heard about this or experienced it. I reckon the damage done would be minimal at best, and especially so if I change them before they get too worn. Thanks for reading!
Most strings are made out of steel and nickel, so I wouldn't worry.
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what kind of guitar are we talking about?

If it's a classical guitar, I can buy that.
I use a Martin OMC-15E. And yeah, it makes sense that they wouldn't hurt the guitar anymore than another string would. I currently have Martin FX strings on it, per the guitar tech's suggestion 'cause they're softer. I think I'll just give the silk and steels a try and see what happens.
Worse case scenario, your out a couple bucks.

That sounds like pure bullshit, if you ask me. Yeah, brass frets will wear over time, but that's why guitar techs and luthiers exist.