Strings
Baritone 5-string sets
The baritone 5-string mandolin is increasing in popularity, thanks to players like Michael Kang. I'm happy to fill the small but growing need for baritone strings. These are suitable for GDAEB or FCGDA tuning on a scale length of approximately 1920 inches. (If you want 5-string or 8-string standard mandolin sets, or a mandocello or octave mandolin sets, I sell those, too.) Here are the details:
String
Normal
Gauge
Light
Gauge*
Ultralight
Gauge
Custom
Gauge
 
PAYMENT: To buy 5-string sets using PayPal, simply make your selection below:
Gauge
End

To pay the old-fashioned way, use the shipping rates at the left and send a check or money order payable to

Emando.com
8027 242nd St SW
Edmonds, WA 98026
G (5th)
.054
.052
.050  
 
Other available gauges: .046, .048
D (4th)
.040
.038
.036
 
Other available gauge: .034
A (3rd)
.028
.026
.024
Other available gauge: .022
E (2nd)
.015
.014
.013
B (1st)
.011
.010
.009
*The Light set contains the same gauges specified by Jonathan Mann, the leading active maker of 5-string baritones.

The B and E strings are plain steel; the G, D, and A strings are roundwound with nickel steel. Sets are available with either loop-end or ball-end strings. You will automatically get ball-end strings unless you specify loop-end. Also be sure to specify the gauge you want.
PRICE:: $5 a set, plus shipping.
 
Domestic shipping via U.S. mail
13 sets
$2.50
   
46 sets
$3.50
   
712 sets
$4.00
   
1315 sets
$5.00
   
16+ sets
$5.50
 
(if you want to order more, let me know)
 
If you want to calculate the string tension you'll get when you put these strings on your mandolin, use this handy calculation tool. Along with your payment, please include your name, address (P.O. boxes OK), and e-mail address, and specify loop-end or ball-end.