Product Description


Artist ELST1046 Electric Guitar Strings 10-46

The Artist ELST1046 are our standard Electric Guitar nickel strings, which come stock with many of our beginner guitars. Perfect for any style of music at standard tuning, these affordable nickel strings will make it easy to give your guitar a fresh pair of strings and make your instrument sound as good as possible. The strings have been individually sealed to ensure the string-changing process is as easy as possible.

The Tech Features

Brand: Artist

Model: ELST1046

Material: Nickel Wound

Gauges: .010 .013 .017(Nickel Wound) .026 .036 .046

Packaging: Individually Sealed

No. of Sets: One


Reviews (26)

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I love Artist strings

By: on 15 April 2024
Fast postage, fantastic product. More affordable than other brands. High quality. Artist, you are the best!

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate it.

Guitar strings

By: on 7 August 2023
My 12 yr old daughter has recently decided she wants to learn the electric guitar so we popped in go purchase some strings. Service was great, worker was helpful, price was great and she even managed to put them on herself. She loved the shop and all the guitars she didn't want to leave

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our product. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and for the support!

Good strings

By: on 24 July 2023
I bought these to put on my guitars I don’t use often. They feel nice and look good. I wouldn’t recommend these for a guitar you play everyday as they don’t seem to last long after playing but other than that they work well for the price. I would buy these again.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Try them out

By: on 1 January 2023
The working player standard series of strings let me try different gauges to find what suits for tele and strat without breaking the bank. And they sound nice and last. Perfect for learning, practising, and jamming - I am not good enough to perform so can’t rate them for that lol !

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks so much for the review! We are always here if you have any questions.

Artist elecrtic strings

By: on 28 December 2022
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Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for the review.

The Perfect Guitar

By: on 15 December 2022
I bought this guitar because I have been very satisfied with other Artist products. When I saw this all single coil Tele look-a-like I knew I wanted it. Finally, a Tele with a Strats bodycuts. It looks great and feels great. It's the right weight and feels balanced. The sound is very good, it has plenty of poke for single coils, more than I expected. I like a lot!

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our products and services. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and for the support!

Artist guitar strings

By: on 11 January 2022
I bought 12 sets because they were cheap. Wish I didn’t, just ordered some D’Addarios for about $3/ set more. Well worth the extra $. I’d recommend sticking with quality brands.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for the review and we are so sorry if you were not happy with the strings you bought from us. We sent you an email so we could discuss this further. Cheers!

Guitar strings

By: on 30 December 2021
Have used these strings when I received some of my guitars from artist they are reasonably good if guitar is stored in case

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for the great review. We are so happy you love the strings. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Great Value Guitar Strings For "Standard" Sized Gu

By: on 18 October 2021
These strings are great value, especially when you buy in bulk. The savings can be nearly 50% on the pack of one. They sound pretty good considering the price. Each string is individually wrapped, so you can split the pack to mix and match if you break just one string. Although there are a couple of downsides I've found. The strings do rust a little quicker than say Ernie Balls or DiAddario's (and I don't sweat on them and clean my hands before playing). Secondly, they're shorter than other brands. If you're putting them on a standard sized guitar (LP, SG, Tele, strat etc), they're fine. However, I tried to install them on a semi hollow that I have with a tail piece and 3 per side tuners. They're just too short for that one, so a little extra length on the strings would be nice. Other than that, they're good value and you can afford to change the strings more regularly if required.

Artist Guitars Response
We really appreciate it for sharing this feedback with us. Thank you so much for the support!

Does the job

By: on 10 July 2021
These strings are pretty affordable and they definitely do the job. They sound pretty decent, they aren't too bright or too mellow. Definitely not perfect, they do tend to rust faster than other strings I've used. But overall, pretty good for the price.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for the feedback and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Cheers.


By: on 14 May 2021
These were very good guitar strings, especially for their price

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for the review and we're glad that you liked the strings. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Cheers !

Super happy!!

By: on 5 February 2021
Artist guitar strings are so reliable and come so quick in the post. Thank you!

Artist Guitars Response
Wow. We really appreciate the review. We are glad to hear that you are satisfied with the delivery and are happy with the string set. Looking forward to your future purchases with us.

Great 1st experience with Artist ELST1046 electric

By: on 8 May 2020
I'm pretty impressed with the Artist electric guitar strings I purchased online. These strings tuned up and settled in as well as the better known brands I've used over the last 42 years. They hold their tune despite my style of playing with lots of bends on a Strat with the trem up floating as Leo Fender intended and are very stable. Bright enough to require rolling off the tone on my guitar when new, the Artist strings held their crisp tone quite as well as better known brands. Now after a couple of weeks of home use, they still sound good and I haven't broken any and they haven't tarnished much considering I rust everything I touch. Overall, these strings are darn good value for money and I'll purchase more soon. Highly recommended!

Great for the price!

By: on 2 April 2020
Good set of strings, works fine all things considered.

10/46 Artist guitar strings

By: on 14 March 2020
These strings are very well priced . I have used these strings for awhile now and have to say they do the job well. I put a new set on just before a gig and they last the duration of the gig , So I have confidence in these strings. So for the price and quality I give them 2 thumbs up.

Artist guitar strings

By: on 14 November 2019
Excellent quality guitar strings and at a great price. Feel and sound really good

Good strings, can't complain

By: on 12 July 2019
Good price and great strings. This will save you lots if you change strings often. I'm not too particular about my strings. These sound good to me. Not too sparkly and not too mellow.

Great Value Strings!

By: on 22 February 2019
These strings feel great and sound bright!

Bang for your buck

By: on 17 October 2018
Worth it. Good quality setings that I would definitely recommend.

You gets what you pay for!

By: on 6 October 2017
I wanted the cheapest possible strings as quickly as possible to put on a friends guitar, so I'm not necessarily dissatisfied with my purchase. But if I'm reviewing the strings on their merit as serviceable guitar strings, then these are the worst strings I've ever put on a guitar. The thing with steel cored guitar strings, is the steel MUST have the right amount of carbon. Too much carbon, the steel is brittle and weak. These strings are weak because they're too soft, in other words, not enough carbon. How do I know? I managed to put serious kinks in the unwound strings just getting them out of their individual packets! I string the guitar using this technique - This was too much for the high E string in this set, and the string broke at the tuning peg just trying to tune it ti pitch. Super weak. These strings are not even suitable for a student-level player. Even if these strings were all you could afford, I'd still recommend waiting till you had a bit more money and just get some D'Addario's!

Artists strings

By: on 31 August 2017
These guitar strings are just as good as any other brand and i have tried lots.All strings break eventually depends on your playing style ,how often you play and if you ever bother to wipe them after playing.Artists brand stands up as good as most expensive brands.

Best 6 dollars ever spent.

By: on 16 February 2017
I was given a second hand Squire Stratocaster by my children for one of my many Birthdays several years ago. The guitar always sounded a bit sad and out of tune even though it was perfectly tuned with correct intonation. It sounded a bit like a randy tomcat courting by moonlight. Anyway, I started to think that maybe a new set of strings could make a difference. And a difference it made, when I finally spent the 6 dollars. If you are looking for a affordable string that does not blow your budget, give Artist strings a go. Are they perfect? No. Are they good. Yes, they are very good. The Artist ELST1046 strings have brought my sad old guitar back to life.

Spot On

By: on 3 June 2015
Bought a few musical items from Artist Guitars so far. Always delivered on time in great shape. Free postage. Why would you want to buy your musical gear anywhere else.

Good strings at an excellent price

By: on 10 April 2015
I break a lot of strings being a blues style player, so I am pleased with the Artist Guitars strings. Bought them on ebay, and they are less than half the price that I normally pay in stores. Strings are just fine, good tone, and for someone who breaks strings a fair bit, these strings are great as they are a very good buy at such a low price. Highly recommend these strings if you need a lot of strings, or want something that is as good as named brands without the cost.

Great Alternative

By: on 18 January 2015
G'day , I'm just an average guitar player, but I own a number of instruments. I'm always complaining about the cost of replacing strings so my wife surprised me by ordering a couple of sets of the Artist ELST1046. Up until now I've used the 'D' brand and was ordering them from the states to cut costs. Anyway, I'm very happy with them and we have just ordered another batch, so they'll be here in a couple of days from Sydney. They feel good under the fingers and they hold their tuning well. At this price they're a bargain! Roger Bruce (Melb)


By: on 2 April 2014
Hi Guys. Once again, great service. Had a few drinks Sunday night and broke another B string which left me with three sets of strings minus the B string.. Went to your website and ordered a pack of 5 strings. they arrived this morning, Wednesday. Awsome service and pricing. I have been a sales rep for the past 10 years and i know you are doing the right thing. You can only grow bigger and better. Keep up the great work. Dedicated customer. Regards Bernie Barry

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