La Bella 710-12L Acoustic Silk & Steel 12 String Light

(2 customer reviews)


In the Twenties and Thirties, the 12-string guitar was popular with Delta Blues players especially “Lead Belly”. This particular 710-12L set is ideal for G tuning.

As apart of La Bella’s Silk & Steelᄄ series, these sets are made with silver-plated copper wire, hand-wound over a middle layer of pure Italian silk filament and an inner steel core. Preferred by finger-style guitarists for their soft touch and sweet tone, these strings have less tension than standard steel, bronze or brass wound strings.

  • Soft touch and sweet tone
  • Tension: Light
  • String Gauges: .010-.010, .012-.012, .023W-.009, .031-.012, .041-.016, .051-.025W
  • Made in the USA with American Wire
  • Packaged using MAP Technology (Modified Atmosphere Packaging) to prevent tarnishing and ensure freshness
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2 reviews for La Bella 710-12L Acoustic Silk & Steel 12 String Light

  1. Terry

    I use these strings on my Songbird 12 string and think they are the greatest I’ve ever used. They outlast any strings I ‘ve ever used and because they are a light gauge string, they are easy on the guitar.

  2. Terry (verified owner)

    I’m not sure why my last review of these strings only showed a 2 star rating, it should have been a full 5 star rating. Many years ago, I think it was late 70’s, I owned an Aria 12 string and had a hard time finding strings with the feel and sound I was looking for. I went to a shop in down town Halifax and explained to the sales person what I was looking for, ie smooth mellow sound with good sustain. He sold me a set of these strings and found they did exactly what I was looking for. Because they were light gauge, the tension of the neck was reduced immensely. After tuning them up, I gave them one strum and realised these strings were exactly what I was looking for. Totally impressed back then, and still totally impressed in 2018. I tried strings that were coated, and others that were supposedly “just as good”, and maybe lasted 3 to 6 months tops. I came back to these strings, finally after finding a supplier, which seemed to be a big problem (Can’t buy them anywhere locally). Thanks to ProsecStrings, that is no longer a problem.

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