I have a feeling the default strings on this one is a set of 009s. They were flapping quite a bit in view of the standard tuning employed coupled with the guitar's 24" scale length. Managed to re-string it with a set of 0095s before dinner yesterday. Not much increase in gauge there but it helps tighten up the feel. 0095s work for me in a 24.75" Gibsons so this one should work.