I buy bulk strings from Strings, Instrument Strings, Music Strings for Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Fiddle and More which are made in the U.S.A. and to me feel a lot like GHS strings. The gauges are 009, 011, 016, 024, 032, 042, 054, 070. It's basically a light six string set with an added 054 and 070. If you used a set of 10's I think you'd be in good shape with an 060 and 074 or 076 for the 7th and 8th. I spent yesterday and today completing some finishing and this afternoon got onto the assembly stage which actually starts off with a quick fret level and polish and zero fret install. I'll get some pics up on the fb page tomorrow.