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    What Or Whom Determines...

    the string gauge that goes on a particular guitar? I've discovered that not all hang-tags read the same.

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    I am under the impression that each model (Santana, HB, Cu22, etc) has it's string guage set by the factory and they are all shipped the same within each model line.

    Are you saying that you found two identical models with different string guages installed at the factory and noted on the hang tag? Can you give examples?
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    Most production models are strung with 10-46 gauge strings Per Paul Smith. The gauges used on Artist Signature models are determined by the Artist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    The gauges used on Artist Signature models are determined by the Artist.
    Thanks, Shawn - I meant to say that too!
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    Is this the same with SE's?

    I think most SE's are strung with 09's, but some (Pretty sure my Bernie was) are strung with 10's...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegarveyblues View Post
    Is this the same with SE's?

    I think most SE's are strung with 09's, but some (Pretty sure my Bernie was) are strung with 10's...
    Yep, most SE's are strung with 9's. The Bernie Marsden is strung with 10's, the Lowery is strung with 11-56 and the 7'stirings are strung with10 - 56's.

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    Shawn,
    Any issues with the SE wrap tails handling 10's? Also wondering why Core and S2 use 10's and SE 9's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NomadMike View Post
    Shawn,
    Any issues with the SE wrap tails handling 10's? Also wondering why Core and S2 use 10's and SE 9's?
    Wrap tail handles 10's just fine. I think it's when you go to a wound g string you ma have issues...

    Cheers Shawn! Always wondered why most SE's use 9's too, particularly those with a shorter scale length such as the SE 245...
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    9's are easy to play, so that's why we use them on the SE's. 10's are the most popular, so thst's why we use them on the corse and S2 models.

    ps, the SE stoptail can accommodate 10's without any issues.

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    Ha, you answered as I was editing my post. Makes sense!
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    This Shawn person is very smart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sekunda View Post
    This Shawn person is very smart

    Hahaha! Just kiddin buddy… is there anything you DON'T know?
    There's plenty I don't know. Just ask my wife.

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    LOL...Nice Shawn, got a kick out of that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    There's plenty I don't know. Just ask my wife.
    Ha! I hear that… I'm in the recently single group again… so I can know everything and be ok with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
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