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Guitar Strings: What kind of strings does Eric Clapton use?

For his electric guitars, Eric Clapton uses Ernie Ball .10 to .46 gauge strings. The action is set low.

For acoustic guitars, Eric Clapton uses Martin & Co. light gauge .12 to .54 phosphor bronze strings are used.

The type of strings used on his resonator guitars (dobros) is unknown.

In the summer of 2005, Martin & Co. began selling endorsed “Clapton’s Choice” Phosphor Bronze strings, available in light (.12 to .54) and medium (.13 to .56) gauge.