Electric guitarists: what strings do you use?? in Electric Guitars Posted March 9, 2020 1 hour ago, Vito Corleone said: Years ago I used to use gold-plated strings. I forget who made them. I don’t know if the sounded any better, but they looked cool on my Les Paul. Ha! I remember those! They seemed really cheesey but they actually sounded good. I thought they were EVH strings.