Newtone
Strings

    

Malcolm Newton

Musical Strings of the highest quality
Handmade in England by Malcolm Newton

Acoustic  Resonator  Jazz 


Newtone Strings ist eine kleine englische Saiten-Manufaktur, die ein umfangreiches Sortiment qualitativ hochwertiger Saiten fertigt. Malcolm Newton gründete die Firma in den späten 80igern, nachdem er viele Jahre als Seilmacher arbeitete. Es wird jeweils eine Saite zur Zeit gefertigt, jeder Fertigungsschritt wird genau überwacht. Diese Saiten sind tatsächlich handgefertigt und erfüllen höchste Qualitätsansprüche.

Was ist das Geheimnis von Newtone Strings?
Wenn man diese Saiten zum ersten Mal spielt, wird man feststellen, daß die Saitenspannung spürbar niedriger ist wie bei anderen Saiten. Dies wird durch die Verwendung eines Innendrahts (Seele) mit rundem Querschnitt erreicht. Industriell gefertigte Saiten haben im Gegensatz dazu eine Seele mit sechseckigem Querschnitt (Hexcore). Der Hexcore verbessert die Verbindung zwischen Seele und Wicklung, er macht die Saite jedoch auch steifer und es ist eine höhere Spannung erforderlich. Außerdem befinden sich immer winzige Hohlräume zwischen der Hexcore-Seele und der Wicklung, in denen sich Feuchtigkeit und Verunreinigungen sammeln, welches schnell zu einem stumpfen und matten Ton führt. Im Gegensatz dazu erreichen Newtone Strings mit der Roundcore-Seele eine höhere Lebensdauer und bieten durch die niedrige Saitenspannung ein angenehmes Spielgefühl.

Herkömmlicher Saiten-
aufbau mit Hexcore-Seele

Newtone Strings mit
Roundcore-Seele

 


 

Acoustic  Resonator  Jazz 

Acoustic

Master Class Acoustic
These Phosphor Bronze wound strings are of unique design. They give improved tonal quality, longer, brighter life and lower tension to pitch.
Custom Sets for open or dropped tuning available on request.

Master Class Double Wound
These new strings are of a new design, developed by Malcolm Newton at our request.
The 4th,5th and 6th strings are double wound, resulting in a finer outer wrap with a smoother surface to reduce squeal and improve playability even more.

Heritage Series
These strings are a completely new range which are designed to have a reduced and virtually equal tension on each string. Vintage guitars, light braced guitars and people who have problems fretting due to arthritis or tendonitis can use these strings without worrying about twisting or uneven pulling on the bridge.

 

ACOUSTIC STRINGS PRICELIST

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

Preis
in €
inkl.
MwSt.

MASTER CLASS

 

ACOUSTIC

Phosphor Bronze

Ultra Light

.009

.011

.016

.024

.032

.042

12,80

Extra Light

.010

.012

.018

.026

.036

.046

12,80

Light

.011

.015

.022

.030

.040

.050

12,80

Med Light

.012

.016

.024

.032

.042

.052

12,80

Custom

.012

.016

.024

.034

.044

.054

12,80

Bluegrass

.012

.016

.024

.036

.046

.056

12,80

Medium

.013

.017

.026

.036

.046

.056

12,80

DADGAD

.013

.017

.024

.032

.042

.056

12,80

12-String (various gauges) available on request

19,80

Dropped "D" and "C" tuning sets available on request

14,30

MASTER CLASS DW

Phosph. Bronze Double Wound

 

Light

.011

.015

.022

.030

.040

.050

15,90

Med Light

.012

.016

.024

.032

.042

.052

15,90

Custom

.012

.016

.024

.034

.044

.054

15,90

Medium

.013

.017

.026

.036

.046

.056

15,90

Heritage Series

Phosphor Bronze

 

Extra Light

.010

.013

.017

.023

.032

.043

13,50

Light

.011

.015

.019

.026

.036

.047

13,50

Med Light

.012

.016

.020

.028

.038

.051

13,50

DADGAD

.013

.017

.020

.027

.036

.059

13,50

 


 

Acoustic  Resonator  Jazz 

Resonator

Nationals
These strings were designed in collaboration with blues guitarist Michael Messer to suit both National electric and acoustic players. They are now licensed by the National Guitar Company and are the most popular strings around for those instruments. "They make resonator guitars sound amazing, and because they tune to pitch at lower tension there is no strain on the neck or cones."
Michael Messer, Blues guitarist

Choose the string gauges that suit your favourite tunings. For all tunings achieved by raising the pitch of certain strings from standard tuning it is recommended to use Michael Messer Medium Light or Michael Messer Medium.

Examples of "raised pitch tunings":

 
G (G B D G B D)   (high bass G)
A (A C# E A C# E) (high bass A)
A (E A E A C# E)  (low bass A or Hawaiian A)
E (E B E G# B E)

For all tunings achieved by lowering the pitch of certain strings from standard tuning (Slack key tunings) it is recommended to use Michael Messer Heavy.

Examples of "Slack key tunings":

 
G (D G D G B D)  (low bass G or Hawaiian Tuning)
D (D A D G A D)
D (D A D F# A D) (Louisiana Tuning)

Dobro
Specially designed for resonator guitars with a spider bridge setup.

 

RESONATOR STRINGS PRICELIST

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

Preis
in €
inkl.
MwSt.

NATIONALS

 

MICHAEL MESSER

Phosphor Bronze

Medium Light

.013

.017

.026

.036

.046

.056

13,50

Medium

.015

.017

.026

.036

.046

.056

13,50

Heavy

.016

.018

.027

.039

.049

.059

13,50

 


 

Jazz

Archtop Jazz
These strings are Double Wound on the 4th, 5th and 6th string. Available in either Phosphor Bronze or Nickel. 7-string sets also available.

Luthier Richard Heeres about the Archtop Jazz Strings:
"They play as comfortable as regular flatwounds but
they have a more 'open' sound. This makes it very
easy to distinguish between notes in a chord. Also,
they have a nice punch, giving my guitars the woody sound that I am looking for."

Gitane / Django
Designed to give the authentic tone and feel of the acoustic oval and D hole guitars. Available in either Nickel or Phosphor Bronze. "Strings, like guitars, are things of personal preference. All I can say is that these strings are the finest I`ve found - free of intonation problems, supple, brightly responsive, long-lasting and made in perfectly matched gauges. They will improve the tone of any steel-string acoustic guitar and, consequently, your playing."
Ian Cruichshank (Author, "The Guitar Style of Django Reinhardt")

 

JAZZ STRINGS PRICELIST

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

Preis
in €

ARCHTOP JAZZ

Nickel

Light

.011

.015

.022

.030

.040

.050

17,40

Medium Light

.012

.016

.024

.032

.042

.052

17,40

Custom

.012

.016

.024

.034

.044

.054

17,40

Medium

.013

.017

.026

.036

.046

.056

17,40

Heavy

.014

.018

.028

.038

.048

.058

17,40

7-string sets also available

19,90

DJANGO JAZZ

Phosphor Bronze

 

Django Light

.011

.015

.022

.030

.040

.050

15,80

 


Bestellung formlos per Telefon oder E-Mail. Lieferung per Postversand, Bezahlung nach Erhalt per Banküberweisung.

Die Versandkostenpauschale beträgt 1,90 Euro innerhalb von Deutschland und 3,50 Euro für das europäische Ausland.

Telefon: 046 61/ 64 33
E-Mail: musikhaus@foni.net

 

Acoustic  Resonator  Jazz 

 

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