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Jazzmaster/ Jaguar Strings

Gabriel Tenorio String Co.

  • ₱900.00

Round Core (not Hex Core) Steel Hand Crafted Strings. Read more about the difference below.

Watch how a handmade string is born: 


"Jazzmasters and Jaguars are idiosyncratic masterpieces. Over the years, many have tried to come up with "solutions" for what are perceived as inherent. But as I found out by working with amazing players and even more amazing techs, the right gauge and the right "set-up" will make all the difference. Now with amazing gear like the Mastery Offset Tremolo hardware paired up with GTSco TremLongTwist strings, there is nothing to stop the creativity to deal with a temperamental guitar. Check out Mastery Bridge today, I don't have any business ties with them but personally use their products and am more than satisfied.

My strings for offsets feature several appointments that have made them the only string on the market specifically designed for offsets. First, the twist at the ball end (Trem Long Twist) is longer and tighter than any machine made string. This assists in stabilizing the string for better tuning and most importantly, preventing those notorious breaks at the ferrules. The second and equally important feature is also invisible. The formulations for the strings i prescribe for Offsets, Jags and JM's are designed to supply enough tension to the guitar to get more resonance, more pressure at the saddles (along with shimming the neck, the added tension assists in keeping a proper breaking angle). I don't (neither does my colleague and venerable offset wiz, Michael James Adams, @puisheen) recommend going lower than 11s on offsets, especially Jags. Leo Fender designed these guitars to be played with heavier strings. That said, I have formulations for 10s for Jazzmaster and Jaguars, too. These formulations can be used for other guitars, of course, but the sets listed here are the go to sets for offsets."

- Gabriel Tenorio



11-50, 11-14-18-30-40-50 the signature set, the best of the lightest sets for 25.5" scale offsets

11-21w-52, something old school with the wound G

12-20p-52, I got a tip that Nels Cline (not endorsed by GTSco) uses 12-52 so i devised a set, it is the analog of the 11-50 set so it is perfectly balanced for a Jazzmaster

13-22p-56, Ok, now we are headed into Mason Country-Mason Stoops, that is. GTSco Artist, Mason Stoops hung out with fellow GTSco Artist, Josh Smith, and this is the result, a tiny bit lighter in the G, by .003 and trust me, that is a big difference.

Super10s, are like traditional 10-46 sets in diameter, but are formulated to activate the tremolo. I love how they feel on the Elliott Tonemaster, as well. 


I personally use a Jag, 1994 CIJ outfitted with a Mastery Bridge and Curtis Novak Pickups (my favorite for Jags next to the original 1964/65 stock). 

For my own personal preference, I am using a corrected 11-50 set, 11-15-19-31-40-50 (sometimes 52 for fun). Always consider scale lengths when choosing the right set for you and your guitar. 

My other recommendations for Jaguars:

11-21w-52, the lightest strings Leo Fender ever recommended for the Jag featuring a wound G

10HeavyBottoms 10-48, This is the only set of 10s I would use for a Jaguar, considering the 24" scale length, They actually feel much lighter than regular 10s sets. 10-14-18-27-37.5-48

12-20p-54 is a great option. Pretty much anything 11 and above is prime for Jaguars.



So you don't own a Jaguar or Jazzmaster? But you have a floating tremolo/offset guitar? There are guitar builders out there like Paul RhoneyNystrumSceroDavid Ayers, EchoparkElliott Guitars NC,Crestonand many more who are building amazing guitars building upon the unique tonal and physical features of offsets with floating tremolos. And it goes without saying that Mastery Bridge is the choice for so many builders, players and techs. 

I recommend generally 11-50, Super10s-46, and 10 -48 HeavyBottoms, and 12-52.

- Gabriel Tenorio

A HandMade Tradition

"Gabriel Tenorio Strings (GTS) are made solely by hand using traditional techniques that are far too labor intensive and costly for the vast majority of string companies.

For over 20 years, we have worked with luthiers, builders, players, and technicians around the world to develop the highest quality strings available.

We are a very small workshop with less than a handful of string makers."



"We only use the highest quality American made products including Round Core steel.  Round Core steel is the key to making a superior metal string.  Hex-Core provides a very inexpensive and accessible string to the mass consumer, however a great deal of the value of the string itself is compromised.  Many string companies may claim customized strings, but we've been doing that for 20 years.  Some may claim to actually wind by hand, unless they are using round core, there is no comparison."


Some Testimonials: 

Salvage Custom "I FREAKING LOVE THESE STRINGS! Honestly, they are glorious. DT

Strymon Engineering "I have been using the strings you made for us and I must say they are without a doubt the finest I have ever used. ihae actually played more in the last week than i have in along time.  Who thought that strings could inspire?  Best Strings Ever." DF

Nystrum Guitars, 2015 builds

Milkman Sound "They are amazing--have to say that I'm a convert!... Great Strings! I was in twang heaven last night! My lead tone was outrageous. Pedal steel players have a phrase: string separation. It applies here, too!" "I had a great gig with those strings. My Tele sounded more "Tele" than it ever has before. Your strings - my amp - and that Creston guitar is a *crazy* good rig!" TM

Ryan Ashley "Gabriel Tenorio, you have totally let me down!! your stupid string broke on me...after only 14 months! Screw you, man!!" RA

Scero Guitars "I mean sure, the strings are perfect, a joy to play, don't wanna use anything else ever... all i use on my customers' guitars now" LS

Walsh Guitars, Custom Builds 2014-2015

Emerson Custom, Custom set ups and builds 2014-2015

Wilborn Guitars "I would describe them as very rich and warm.  They really brought out some color and depth in my double top OM. None of the jangle of new 80/20 strings.  Very cool. Ilove the fact that they are made by a real person tending to each string.  They also produce a very steady tone-my strobe tuner reads them very well. Kudos to Guadalupe Custom Strings!" BW

Ayers Guitar Co., custom builds, 2015

Porter Pickups "...strings are killer.  As someone who makes his living winding, I'd say he's a pretty good winder in his own right!" BP

Schuyler Dean Pickups "Excellent strings!" SD

Recycled Pedal Boards "I like to stay away from superlatives like, "best," "greatest," etc., because everything is subjective...but [Guadalupe Custom] Strings are right up there with my personal favorites...they might be at the top of the heap. Hand wound, in a little shop, making a living! These are the folks I like to give my money to."  CS

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