A string is a thin, usually cylindrical piece of material that makes up the main vibrating part of a stringed instrument. The strings give the instrument its voice.

Strings are needed for violins, violas, cellos, double basses and many other instruments.

5 Best Strings For an Ovation Acoustic Electric Guitar

The best strings for an Ovation Acoustic Electric Guitar are D’addario EW-10PK XL Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings. These strings have a good feel to them and they also have a hybrid design which has an extra-bright tone with plenty of projection. The sound is clear enough to be heard but not too loud which means that they don’t drown out the rest of the music in the ensemble.

Best Strings For an Ovation Acoustic Electric Guitar

1. D’Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings

  • MOST POPULAR – Pursue your passion with the most popular string set from D’Addario. The Phosphor Bronze Strings have been around for 40 years and are the go-to option for countless performers and music producers worldwide.
  • INSPIRING PERFORMANCE – These light acoustic guitar strings help you achieve amazing performances, as they offer a long lasting, warm, bright and balanced acoustic tone with excellent intonation.
  • CORROSION-RESISTANT – These strings feature a precision wound corrosion resistant phosphor bronze wire that is carefully drawn around a hexagonally shaped, high-carbon steel core. The result is consistent, long lasting tone.
  • STRING GAUGES – The gauges in this acoustic string set are: Plain Steel .012, .016, Phosphor Bronze Wound .024, .032, .042, and .053.
  • MADE IN THE USA – D’Addario is an expert in string-making with decades of experience. They produce guitar strings using the latest technology that are durable and made in the USA for consistency.

2. Ernie Ball 2146 Earthwood Medium Light Acoustic Phosphor Bronze String Set (12 – 54)

  • Warm, rich tone with good projection and clarity
  • The most popular string gauge, called Medium Light, consists of plain steel strings (.012, .016) and phosphor bronze wound strings (.024, .032, .044, .054).
  • Phosphor bronze wound on a hex-shaped, high-carbon steel core wire,
  • Here at artisanal, we take pride in making products with the best materials available. Everything on our site is either handmade or created by a U.S. based company.
  • The packaging of our strings ensures they don’t become dry and brittle like other string brands.

3. Ovation 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Right Handed, Figured Koa (CS24P-FKOA)

  • Layered Koa
  • Chord mid-depth cutaway
  • Center sound hole design
  • Op-4bt preamp system
  • Die-cast tuning machines

4. Ernie Ball Primo Slinky Electric Guitar Strings – 9.5-44 Gauge

  • Ernie Ball Slinkys are played by legends around the world, including Slash, Jimmy Page, Metallica, Eric Clapton, and more.
  • Primo Slinky’s 9.5-to-44 gauge isn’t that different from our most popular Slinky sets, Regular and Super
  • Element Shield packaging means your strings will remain as fresh as the day they were made, so you can keep on playing without having to stop and re-string.
  • Bright, balanced tone.
  • Made in California, USA with the finest and freshest materials.

5. Martin Authentic Acoustic MA175 Custom-Light-Gauge Acoustic Guitar Strings

  • BRIGHT TONES: Martin Authentic Acoustic Strings provide excellent tuning stability and playability with bright and rich tones. Discover your guitar’s true voice with this professional-grade guitar string pack.
  • SUPERIOR STRINGS: The strings are designed to stay in tune and withstand rigorous practices sessions. They feature a high-strength core wire wrapped with corrosion-resistant wire.
  • VERSATILE STRING SOUNDS: These guitar strings are designed to bring out the same tone with every note, making it easy for you to sound your best no matter what type of genre you’re playing in.
  • CUSTOM-LIGHT-GAUGE ACOUSTIC STRINGS: From high E to low E strings, these are high-quality acoustic guitar strings with a bright tone. They have a tension of 153.7
  • AUTHENTIC ACOUSTIC: With Martin Authentic Acoustic, you get a set of strings designed for performance and playability. All Martin guitars and accessories are known for their unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and tone.

Frequently Asked Question and Answered

Do acoustic and electric have the same strings?

Acoustic strings are typically thicker, warmer, and fuller sounding while electric strings are thinner and can often produce a brighter sound. Generally different sounds are what players look for when deciding.

Are all guitar strings the same size?

There are different sizes in general but size is also relative to light, medium, and heavy

Who plays an Ovation guitar?

Some of the most renowned artists who endorsed Ovation guitars include Glen Campbell, Paul Simon, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Lifeson and Neil Diamond.


Ovation’s Acoustic Electric Guitar is a beautifully designed instrument with a rich sound and excellent playability. Crafted in the USA, it features a solid spruce top and is backed by our limited lifetime warranty.

The Ovation Acoustic Electric Guitar has a unique, cutting-edge sound. The smaller body style is the perfect fit for the stage, studio, or your living room. Its low-profile neck and easy playability makes it a joy to play and offers the most comfortable guitar experience. This guitar is made with a revolutionary design that offers unparalleled sound and performance.

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