Thomastik-Infeld's Jazz Swing strings are the legendary flatwound strings for jazz guitar. The historic list of its players who have played on Jazz Swings reads like a Jazz Hall of Fame. Even now they are still the undisputed king of flatwounds for many of today’s jazz greats. Jazz Swing strings are truly a flatwound set (not ground wound or compressed wound) with glassy smooth polished nickel winding on a round core. The plain/unwound strings are brass plated. They have a perfect balance ratio of fundamental to overtones required for traditional jazz. Many players claim that its mellow and powerful tones actually improve with age!
The string gauges are as follows from high to low:
- P .011, P .014, JS .019, JS .025, JS .035, JS .047
- P .012, P .016, JS .020, JS .027, JS .037, JS .050
- P .013, P .017, JS .021, JS .028, JS .039, JS .053
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