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Oct 17, 2019 - 1:14:54 PM
74 posts since 6/2/2017

So i grabbed some standard Martin strings for my Gibson long neck and found to my annoyance that the 2nd and 3rd strings are not quite long enough to reach the pegs. I did a google search but all i got for my efforts were bloodthirsty advertisers trying to pimp their products... as usual. I am pretty sure that last time i got strings for this thing i just grabbed a standard pack. Does anyone here know who makes strings long enough?

Oct 17, 2019 - 1:22:40 PM

1922 posts since 12/31/2005

Oct 17, 2019 - 1:33:41 PM

74 posts since 6/2/2017

Thank you. That answers my question on where to get them. I swear though, that i remember standard strings being just barely long enough to work. Am i loosing my mind in my old age?

Oct 17, 2019 - 1:41:51 PM

12250 posts since 6/29/2005
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GHS strings fit on longneck banjos.

Oct 17, 2019 - 3:18:57 PM

771 posts since 12/8/2014

I use D'Addario EJ60 light strings on my long neck. I get them from Amazon. Dave L.

Oct 17, 2019 - 7:11:34 PM

6363 posts since 4/7/2003


Oct 18, 2019 - 4:21:05 AM

1915 posts since 4/7/2010

I use D'Addario strings on all the banjos here, and they fit long necks banjos with no problem.

Bob Smakula

Oct 18, 2019 - 6:04:19 AM
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11931 posts since 8/30/2006

No one explained this to Martin, the winding on the 4th string is too short and runs out, not fit for a longnecketeer.

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