Electric Guitar Strings


Six decades of development and road testing from the world’s leading musicians has lead to our range of electric guitar strings. From smooth Pure Nickels to cutting British Steels, we make a guitar string for everyone.

Bass Guitar Strings

Where Rotosound made its name! Since the sixties we’ve been creating innovative designs that provide players with an unrivalled tone and quality of bass guitar string.

Acoustic Guitar Strings

With a wide range of materials and gauges, we have the perfect string for every acoustic guitar, from our sonically-rich Jumbo King sets to our innovative contact-core Super Bronze range.

Traditional Strings

More than sixty years of string making expertise goes into our traditional instrument strings. From banjos to bouzoukis, violins to double basses, our range of strings cater for the student and the professional alike.


Since opening up shop on London’s Denmark Street in the sixties, Rotosound has been producing quality accessories for musicians.


Rock up in style with our range of official Rotosound clothing and lifestyle products.


News, advice, artists, product news, and more

Martyn How portrait

Martyn How 1949-2023

We’re saddened to announce that James How’s eldest son, Martyn, has passed away at his home on the 31st of December, 2023.

Read More »
Christmas All Over Again Tom Petty badge
Learn to Play

Christmas All Over Again Guitar Lesson

In the early 80’s Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers recorded a Christmas song that has become a holiday staple. While it has all the hallmarks of the season the song stands out with Petty’s laid back and less than perfect vocals. In this guitar lesson, let’s break the song “Christmas All Over Again” down and see how to play it!

Read More »
The Beatles And I Love Her Lesson
Learn to Play

Song Lesson: The Beatles And I Love Her

By the summer of 1964 The Beatles were going strong! They had made their American appearance on Ed Sullivan the winter before and Beatlemania was at its peak. This was a year before their music began to branch out with new instruments and even drug experimentation. At this point they were still playing standard rock tunes and ballads like “And I Love Her.” Here is a guitar lesson on how to play this song with its great chord changes and percussive rhythm.

Read More »

Stay in the loop

Subscribe to the Rotosound newsletter