by Carolina Bridges

One of the most common questions we receive here at the factory is which set of banjo strings to buy. To make it easier to find the answer in one spot, we have created a string chart with type of strings, gauges, and tunings. We hope this will make your choices much easier!


Banjo Model Deering package String gauges Tuning(5th to 1st)/(4th to 1st/
      6th to 1st)
Goodtime 5-strings Light gauge 10,11,13,21w,10 G D G B D
Upper line 5-string Light gauge 10,11,13,21w,10 G D G B D
(including long neck) Medium gauge 10,12,16,24W,10 G D G B D
Terry Baucom banjo Hand-packed 11,11,13,20,11 G D G B D
Tenbrooks Saratoga, Hand-packed 11,12,13,22w,11 G D G B D
Legacy, Jens Kruger      
Plectrum 4-strings Hand-packed 10,12,16,24 C G B D
19-fret tenor Standard tenor 10,16,24w,30w C G D A /D G B E-guitar tuning)
17-fret tenor Irish tenor 12,16,24w,36w G D A E
6-string acoustic Elixer light gauge 10,14,23,30,39,47, E A D G B E
  phospher bronze    
  ball end guitar strings    
6-string acoustic/electric Kavanajo Dunlop electric 10 13 17 26 36 48 E A D G B E
  steel guitar strings    
12-string acoustic commercial light gauge 10 10 14 14 23 08 30 12 39 47 27 E A D G B E

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