Mandolin String Tension


String Tension - Mandolin Strings

String tension shown below is an approximation. All tensions are based upon a 13.9" guitar scale length and standard tuning.

Mandolin: String Tension for Tuning

Part No. Gauge E-1 A-2 D-3 G-4 Total
11500 Light Strings .010 .014 .024 .034
String Tension (lbs) 19 17 19 17 144
11525 Medium Strings .011 .015 .026 .040
String Tension (lbs) 23 19 23 25 182