Ernie Ball Ernesto Palla concert quality classical guitar treble strings are made of black nylon monofilament. Silver wound basses are made of silver plated copper wrapped around a nylon multifilament core providing a smooth, rich tone. These strings feature ball end construction for faster, easier installation over traditional tie-end strings. All strings are precision manufactured to the highest standards and most exacting specs to assure consistency, optimum performance and long life. Gauges First .028, Second .032, Third .040, Fourth .030, Fifth .036, Sixth .042, medium tension.