You may find it strange that we ask you for your string gauge preference. This is because we want our guitars to be set up exactly for you, fresh out of the box. Swapping string gauge can really throw the set-up of a guitar, and the PLEK process actually takes it into account whilst levelling the frets. To ensure your guitar plays perfectly for the foreseeable, we'll put your gauge on.
The higher the string gauge, the higher the tension in the strings. This means larger string gauges result in a harder playing experience. Higher gauge strings also give a fuller sound and lower gauge a thinner sound. Some of the greats have use strings at both ends of this spectrum, so it all comes down to what feels best to you.
If you are unsure 10-46 is a safe bet. 9-42 is also very common and slightly easier on the finger tips.