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Santa Cruz SCGC Parabolic Tension Acoustic Strings

Santa Cruz Strings are engineered to do what others cannot, to put the exact tension on each individual string to create the appropriate download pressure. These calculated tensions determine the optimal relative volume between strings, or EQ, for your instrument. Santa Cruz Strings require precise core to wrap ratios and precision fit and finish for unprecedented tolerances of one half of one thousandths of an inch. This accurately determines the tension/volume of each string to the exact EQ that your guitar was designed for. State of the art metallurgy and micro-coating assures long life by preventing corrosive moisture from contacting the core of these nickel and lead free strings.

This project has been a decade in the making; commercially available strings were never able to truly complement the complexity of overtones and sustain that SCGC achieves by individually tap tuning and hand voicing each guitar. SCGC therefore sought out the wisdom of their friends and colleagues within the audiological sciences to collaborate on a new design that will fully drive Santa Cruz Guitar Company’s complex acoustic tone. 

When it comes to strings, it’s all about tension. While gauge is simply the measurement of the string’s diameter, the tension of a string determines its relative volume to the other strings (EQ). String tension is determined by its core to wrap ratio, which can vary greatly among manufacturers. This can create multi-pound differences between brands and an illogical EQ within any given set.

Acoustic Centre offers free Australia-wide shipping on all accessory orders (excluding bulky items including amplifiers and cases) over $50, and free courier shipping with tracking on all instruments and amplifiers over $599, and cases over $299. We also offer Express shipping options at checkout.

Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.

All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.

The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders. Please contact us on (03) 9699 5691 to enquire about a special order. The Acoustic Centre is located at 206 Park St. South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. We ship daily at 2pm (Monday to Friday) excluding Victorian public holidays.
You are welcome to pick your order up instore, but we will require photo identification to ensure against fraud. If you require more info on shipping to your area, or have any questions regarding shipping, please contact us via info@acousticcentre.com.au or by phone on (03) 9699 5691.

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    02/04/2022
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    Shaun R.
    Australia

    Santa Cruz Low Tension Parabolic Strings

    I was a bit sceptical at first - you know marketing hype. I bought two sets and strung my Collings OM2H acoustic guitar. They seem easier under the finger and sound great. They don't last quite as long as the Elixers I have used for years - but then they don't fray either. I play every day (fingerstyle) and the first Santa Cruz strings lasted three weeks (I live in Brisbane and it gets quite humid and strings don't last as long as in Tasmania. This is my second order and I really like the strings.

    03/02/2022
    AL
    Albert L.
    Australia Australia

    Great strings

    Good and responsive. Shipping was delayed by Covid but arrived safely.

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    04/01/2022
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    Anonymous
    Australia Australia

    Santa Cruz strings

    Very nice strings

    03/12/2021
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    Anonymous
    Australia Australia

    Guitar strings

    Best Strings I’ve ever used

    02/11/2021
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    Anonymous
    Australia Australia

    Santa Cruz strings

    Good strings, Using them on my Santa Cruz H and on my Martin D18, Good tone and balance across the stings.

    03/10/2021
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    Stephen T.
    Australia Australia

    Santa Cruz strings

    Good balanced sound across the strings. Use them on my H model Santa Cruz and on my Martin D18. Awesome service from the team.

    03/10/2021
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    Christopher F.
    Australia Australia

    Great Service and best products

    Walking into the upstairs high end acoustic showroom of this place is a cosmic experience. The best of everything

    02/10/2021
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    andrew m.
    Australia Australia

    Awesome

    Awesome. Great strings, probably the best.

    15/09/2021
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    Anonymous
    Australia Australia

    Santa Cruz strings

    Excellent, best acoustic strings ever

    19/05/2021
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    Steve

    Low tension

    Just fitted my first set of low tension strings on my H model Santa Cruz. Wow, totally balanced sound.

    02/12/2020
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    Mark O.
    Australia Australia

    Acquired guitar strings - Santa Cruz

    Strings arrived quickly The overall experience was very good and the strings suited the guitar, an OM PW, perfectly.

    02/12/2020
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    Mark O.
    Australia

    Acquired guitar strings - Santa Cruz

    Strings arrived quickly The overall experience was very good and the strings suited the guitar, an OM PW, perfectly.

    01/07/2020
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    Nick T.
    Australia

    Great tone. Poor lifespan

    Bought these to try something new as I have used the same strings for over the past decade. Love the tone of the strings, but unfortunately the lifespan was very short.

    20/06/2020
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    Anonymous
    Australia Australia

    Best selection of strings.

    Excellent, Super Fast Service! Thank You. Will order again.

    20/06/2020
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    Anonymous
    Australia

    Best selection of strings.

    Excellent, Super Fast Service! Thank You. Will order again.

    05/01/2020
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    Anonymous
    Australia Australia

    Santa Cruz SCGC Parabolic Tension Acoustic Strings

    Great product and speedy delivery