The Twelfth Fret ~ Since 1977 ~

Newtone Aloha Strings

These Newtone Strings Aloha Hawaiian are handmade strings designed for use on wood-bodied Hawaiian guitars with a hollow neck. They are made using a lighter core, enabling them to tune pitch at a lower tension then regular strings.

It is still advisable to use caution when using high bass tuning such as GBDGBD on old hawaiian guitars.

More About Newtone Strings

In the early 1990s we were fortunate to discover this small British string manufacturing firm. Newtone sent us a few samples and we were in love! We remain convinced that they are the finest strings made.

Malcolm Newton is the owner and head craftsman at Newtone strings. He is an ex-coal miner, ex-lineman, and spent many years as a wire rope and heavy cable maker. He eventually left the industry and found his métier when he began to make guitar and mandolin strings in the late 80’s.

Newtone strings are a truly handmade string, built one at a time to Malcolm Newton’s exacting standards.

Newtone strings are consistently true and balanced and use only top quality Phosphor Bronze and pure Nickel windings on tin plated round and hex steel cores. The high quality round core construction on his acoustic strings results in a fuller bass and rounder tone with noticeably lower tension than other strings.