Guitar String Tension


String Tension - Electric Guitar Strings

String tension shown below is an approximation. Guitar string tension is based upon a 25.5" guitar scale length and standard tuning.

Electric Guitar: String Tension for Tuning

Part No. Description E-1 B-2 G-3 D-4 A-5 E-6 B-7 Total
12000/12002 Super Light Strings .009 .011 .016 .024 .032 .042    
  String Tension (lbs) 13 11 15 16 16 15   85
12027 Custom Light .009 .011 .016 .026 .036 .046    
  String Tension (lbs) 13 11 15 18 20 17   94
12050/12052 Light Strings .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046    
  String Tension (lbs) 16 15 17 18 20 17   103
12057 7-String Light .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046 .056  
  String Tension (lbs) 16 15 17 18 20 17 15 118
12077 Light/Heavy Strings .010 .013 .017 .032 .042 .052    
  String Tension (lbs) 16 15 17 28 26 22   124
12102 Medium Strings .011 .014 .018 .028 .038 .049    
  String Tension (lbs) 20 18 19 21 22 20   118
12152 Heavy Strings .012 .016 .024 .032 .042 .052    
  String Tension (lbs) 23 23 28 28 26 22   151
12302 Baritone Strings .012 .016 .022 .038 .052 .068    
  String Tension (lbs) 23 23 28 38 39 39   191
12450 12-String Light .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046    
  String Tension (lbs) 16 15 17 18 20 17    
    .010 .013 .009 .012 .018 .026    
  String Tension (lbs) 16 15 19 18 23 23   217