The Twelfth Fret ~ Since 1977 ~


In the early 1990s we were fortunate to discover Newtone Strings, a small British string manufacture 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 hand-made 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. Thousands of our customers now play only Master Class Phosphor Bronze acoustic strings.

No Newtone items for sale at this time


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