...it amazes me how long these coated strings last. i won a garrison guitar over a year ago. the original strings are STILL on there, and lord knows how long they were on before i received the guitar. i keep intending to change them, then i sit down to play and think: wow, they still feel and sound great.GuitarsCanada said:I think my strings on my acoustic have been on there for 2 years. Clearly I have not been using it as much as I should.