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What type of strings will you put on my MacKenzie & Marr guitar?

Our six-string guitars are all strung with D'Addario EXP16 strings. They're a light gauge (12s) phosphor bronze coated string set.

The Algonquin 12 is strung with D'Addario EJ38 light gauge (10-47) phosphor bronze strings.

Most of our guitars can handle slightly heavier gauge strings but the nut may have to be re-filed to widen some of the slots. Changing string gauge can also have an effect on the neck relief which could necessitate a slight turn of the truss rod.

If you decide to add medium gauge strings to the Algonquin 12 we recommend tuning it down a tone and evaluate how the top of the guitar responds over a few weeks before tuning up to standard pitch.

An Important Note Regarding Porch Pirates

When we ship a guitar we always send it with instructions to the courier that a signature MUST be obtained at the time of delivery. If no one is home to sign for the carton, it will not be left. We do this to ensure that your guitar does not fall into the hands of porch pirates (or other nefarious characters such as bass players or drummers).

UPDATE - We've learned that during the COVID-19 crisis FedEx is sometimes leaving cartons with no signature. Please follow the tracking number we provide to make sure you know when your guitar arrives.

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