The Future Of Coated Strings Are Not Coated

A while back we did a review on the new coated Blacksmith strings and found them to be really good!

Well there is a new player on the market for coated strings. 

This time La Bella strings has an interesting new process using vapor to essentially coat the guitar strings which is completely different than the traditional methods used in coated strings.

Here is the press release-

La Bella Strings Introduces “Vapor Shield” Treated Strings;
“The Future Of Coated Strings Are Not Coated”

Newburgh, NY – La Bella Strings is taking a new approach to extended-life strings, adopting a technology superior to typical coated strings. La Bella Vapor Shield™ strings are like no other string on the market because the surface of the string is modified during the treatment process.

Using a highly sophisticated Ionic Vapor Process™ developed by Acoustic Science™, proprietary compounds are activated in a glow discharge electromagnetic plasma, modifying the string’s entire surface. The result is a string protected from grime, tarnishing, and oil residue. Most importantly, string playability and life is extended without flaking or compromising tone.

Unlike typical coated strings, the entire surface and full length of all Vapor Shield™ strings are treated with a nucleated polymer vapor – no spraying or dipping. The results are unrivaled:

  • Tone: Brighter than typical coated strings AND non-treated strings. Unlike competitors, plain steel strings are also treated, resulting in even tone.
  • Feel: The Ionic Vapor Process™ improves the string’s surface properties, resulting in smoother plain steel and wound strings vs. typical coated and non-treated strings.
  • Life Span: Lasts 5x longer than non-treated strings.
  • Endurance: No flaking after extended play. Impervious to grime, tarnishing, and oil residue.

Vapor Shield™ strings are available in electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and electric bass, in multiple gauges.

For further information please visit and to see a video about the strings go to To purchase a set please contact a La Bella dealer near you:


We'll try to get our hands on some of these strings and do a proper review so you the reader have an impartial and honest review of what these are all about.  They certainly sound interesting.  Stay tuned…