The strings are whatever it arrived with. I think they are D'Addario EXPs, which are coated strings. They sound pretty good, but they almost squeek as my fingers pluck the strings. I will change them for a set of Newtones when I get the chance.
The guitar has got a mellow vibe to it, it's VERY responsive, so maybe I've toned down my playing a bit until I get used to that. It's got a K&K pickup fitted as well, which sounds rather nice when plugged in. All in all, I',m very pleased with it.