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I just got my new Eastman 805CE archtop, and I want to get it setup and restrung. It's currently strung with .012 D’Addario nicklewound electric strings according to the retailer, but I think they haven't been changed in a very long time and sound slightly dull. I'm primarily going to be playing it acoustically—some gypsy stuff, some 30s swing—but also plugged in on occasion. I've been thinking heavily about getting flatwounds as I hear they sound great amplified and take forever to degrade (which is great for me because I never change my strings.) However, I also heard they don't sound so great acoustically and that I might be better of with roundwound strings. If I don't go with the flatwounds, I might also go with bronze or nickle roundwound, but I really don't know much about these things to be honest. I just would like a smooth, clean tone when plugged and a good swinging sound acoustically (I mostly just play rhythm.) Can anyone offer any advice?