Bargain Strings and Cases

These USA manufactured strings in bulk have been a winner for us for years. Most of the price that you pay when you buy strings is for the paper and plastic and the ridiculous advertising claims. What it really comes down to is that there are a few factories that make most of the strings.

We buy them in tubes in huge quantities and can offer them to you at these prices. Our walk-in business at Subway Guitars is like a self-service gas station. We do a huge mail order business around the country and now I'm extending this to our Internet and America's Choice Mall customers.

The only thing is this: you've got to buy 10 sets of strings, just to make it worth while to ship them to you. Add $5.00 for postage and handling of the shipping. I've listed the most commonly requested strings here, but we can offer almost any strings at great prices. For your personal choices, you'll need to call the store.

(G-17) Electric (light gauge) $2.00 per set (10 set minimum) $20
(G-18) Acoustic (light gauge) $2.00 per set (10 set minimum) $20
(G-19) Acoustic (medium gauge)$2.00 per set (10 set minimum) $20
(G-20) Bass $10.00 per set (minimum order five sets) $50


We can get you a great deal on most strings from upright bass to dulcimer.
This is what we normally have in stock:

Electric Guitar sets
(Ten set minimum)
$2.00 per set Acoustic sets
(Ten set minimum)
$2.00 per set Classic sets
(Six set minimum)
$3.00 per set

Single string deals on oddball overstock

NOTE: We'll make custom sets


(G-15) Hard cases. I'm selling these cases at a highly discounted rate. They're very well-made in Canada with good latches and very sturdy construction. I've spent 30 years of my life repairing instruments because people have "accidents" where their instruments weren't well protected. Hopefully, you won't be needing any guitar repairs with one of these. They're $70. They usually list for about $140.

When ordering, be sure to specify which size hard case you need to fit your instrument:

(G-16) The heavy-duty padded gig bag. These offer the best protection of this style of case. They're thickly padded. I would recommend them mostly for the strat-style or electric bass, the budget acoustics and Dobro, but not for the solid-top guitars. There's a whole bunch of zippers and pockets to stash your stuff in, but the feature I like the most is the dual backpack straps. You can ride a bike, hike, or walk with your hands free with this case. We offer them for $25; they have a ridiculous list price of $60, but you won't find them cheaper than our price of $25, that's for sure.

When ordering, be sure to specify which size gig bag you need to fit your instrument:

Ordering Merchandise

I understand your concerns about buying a guitar over the Internet. You can't put your hands on it. You don't know what it'll look like, what it'll sound like, how it will feel. Then there are the issues surrounding shipping anxiety: "Will it arrive undamaged?" "When will it arrive?" "WILL it arrive?" The concerns go on and on: "What's the tracking number?" "Will you ship it today?" "When will you ship it?" "Can I get it tomorrow?"

Here are five key points to put your mind at ease:


"Experience Ecstacy" for a week with your new guitar. If the instrument is not what you expected, then expect a full refund on merchandise returned in the condition of purchase. Fatdog considers this the backbone of good biz (and happy customers).

NOTE: There is no refund for shipping.

Trade-ins are seriously considered at a high value.

Subway Guitars
1800 Cedar Street
Berkeley, California 94703

(510) 841-4106
noon til six, Monday thru Saturday
Pacific Time