09.5-44 Pure Nickel Half Size
String Length: 43 inches
Pure Nickel wound strings were used exclusively on most guitars built in Fiftys and most of the Sixtys. Pure Nickel has a slightly warmer tone than nickel-plated steel and is preferred by many blues artists.
Pure Nickel Wound strings are created by wrapping Pure Nickel alloys around a hex-shaped core wire which is made from tin-plated high-carbon steel (same as plain strings, but hex-shaped).
A friend recommended this gauge choice he had tried instead of 9's & 10's. I in turn recommended Curt Mangan Strings. The strings are excellent, for me more control, just right. Curt and his staff are excellent to deal with. GREAT!!!customer service.He takes the time to talk with you and makes sure your happy with your purchase.
Great sounding and playing strings. I'm now favoring them over the GHS and D'Addario pure nickels I've been playing.
My initial impressions are positive. The Pure Nickel strings mellow out the top end from my single coil pickups nicely and I'm a huge fan of these half sets. I use either 9.5-44s or 10.5-48s on all of my guitars and these are among a very few pure nicked sets made in those gauges. I haven't had them on for long so I can't speak to their longevity but so far so good and if they continue to hold up and meet expectations I'll continue to use them.
i have been using CM pure nickel 10-48's on my gibson scale guitars for years. the 9.5-44's are perfecto to retain the feel and string tension on fender scale instruments. they have a great feel and tone and last a very long time.
Great company,,, I bought the pure nickel 9.5 electric strings and they give me the clean tone that I expected,,, I will buy again
Like most players, I never put much thought into what strings I use except for the gauge relative to the guitar I am stringing. I kept reading about Curt Mangan strings and thought I'd give them a try. After the first set, I've never looked back. These strings feel so smooth and sound musical for weeks even with frequent playing. Tolerances are precise and the quality is second to none. My only complaint was oxidation on wound strings if I didn't use a set in a few months. The new sealed packaging has eliminated that issue. I prefer pure nickel and appreciate the half gauge strings and the ability to make a set with personal gauges.
I have already sung the praises of these strings, but now they are perfect as they come in a sealed package. Thanks, Curt!
Having played guitar for longer than I want to admit, I've become somewhat of snob when it comes to my instruments and how they are set up. Naturally, searching for strings is a large part of the equation. I used to buy whatever was available at the best price but began to realize that the phrase "you get what you pay for" may apply. I've also come to appreciate the improved tone of pure nickel strings. I read about Mangan strings on a website when searching for strings that come in half gauges. I bought this set and was knocked out by the feel, quality and tone. I have subsequently ordered 0.010 and 0.011 sets for my other electrics. It is inspiring to find an American company that puts customer service and quality above all. I don't think I'll ever buy a different brand of string again.
Just strung these on my Tele. I haven't plugged it in yet, but these strings feel and sound like heaven. They are so smooth and effortless to play as the accentuate the warmer overtones of the guitar. I have tried all the usual suspects, but these strings are perfect. Well worth the few extra dollars.