DR Strings in Emerson, NJ has announced the introduction of a new line of strings for acoustic, flat top guitars.
Their VERITAS strings are a hex-core, phosphor bronze string designed for long life without the need for coatings or surface treatment. DR has received a patent for what they call Accurate Core Technology, where the core wire on which bass strings are wrapped receive an extra process to ensure that the tensile strength and core diameter are perfectly true along their full length. The cores also receive a polish of sorts that removes microscopic nicks and scratches.
They believe that insufficiently perfected core wire is what leads to loss of true intonation once strings have several hours of hard playing on them. Acoustic finger style player Stefan Grossman, who helped with the early testing, says that, “I can play four or more concerts with one set of VERITAS. I used to play one concert with other strings.”
The new sets are available in four different gauges from light to medium-heavy.
DR likes to note that their strings are hand wound the old fashioned way, and they have hand operators that work the wrapping machines in their New Jersey factory. They have maintained this philosophy since the company was founded by Mark Dronge, whose father Al started the Guild Guitar Company where he worked as a boy.
VERITAS strings are just now shipping, so you should see them soon wherever you buy guitar strings.
More details about the various gauges can be found online.