09.5-44 Pure Nickel Guitar Strings

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Curt Mangan 09.5-44 Pure Nickel Half Size Guitar String Set

Gauges: 9.5-11.5-16-24-34-44
String Length: 43 inches

Pure Nickel wound strings were used exclusively on most guitars built in Fifties and most of the Sixties. 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).

Ever want to create your own customized and personalized guitar, bass, mandolin or banjo sets? Curt Mangan Strings lets you choose the alloy and custom gauge strings that you want, plus you can design your sets to be the perfect balanced tension sets you’ve been searching for. You can also have your name printed on the labels. Just click here for more information.

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15 Reviews

  • 5
    Great strings great service

    Posted by Don Croghan on 29th Jun 2020

    I ordered the strings they arrived in 3 days. I have used these for 10 years and the gauges and feel are perfect for my playing.

  • 5
    Pure nickel 9.5’s

    Posted by Brent on 12th May 2020

    I couldn’t be happier with these strings! I’ve tried them all... I’ve been switching between 9’s and 10’s. These are the perfect feel for me. Vintage Les Paul tone!!! Very high quality. Thanks!

  • 5
    9.5 -44 Pure Nickel

    Posted by Mark on 31st Jan 2020

    10's were too hard to bend. 9's were too easy.
    Like Goldilocks said "this one is just right".

  • 4
    Great strings

    Posted by Harold Davis Jr on 19th Mar 2019

    These strings are awesome, they sound warm and last a long time. When I couldn’t find the 1/2 size strings by a more known manufacturer that I had been using, I gave these a whirl. I was very impressed and have using them ever since. Thanks for making great strings, Curt.

  • 5
    6 String Elec Guitar Strings

    Posted by Jeff Donnell on 21st Jan 2019

    I use ONLY Curt Mangan Strings on all of my stringed instruments.
    ‘’98 Martin D-28 acous/elec.”2017 Fender Nashville Telecaster,” 92 Mullen E9 pedal steel guitar.PedalSteel Guitars are notorious for breaking their 3rd strings.Ive not broken 1 of them in the last 6mos. since switching over to Curt Mangan Strings.
    That’s Phenomenal.
    I’ve told all of my musician friends about them and have even given them sets to try.
    Many of them have converted to C.M. Strings.
    Thanks for building a Great product that is reliable.
    Reliability is HUGE when you’re playing out Live.

  • 5
    Pure Nickel Strings

    Posted by Paul L. on 14th Jun 2018

    I'm a fan of half size sets on my 25.5" scale guitars and these are by far the best I've played. Nice feel, mellower tonality, great for blues and r&b/soul tunes I play. The service has been top notch and I enjoy supporting a good Colorado based company.

  • 5
    Excellent Gauge Choice

    Posted by Pat Iannone on 7th Feb 2017

    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.

  • 5
    Love the half size sets...............

    Posted by Paul on 10th May 2016

    Great sounding and playing strings. I'm now favoring them over the GHS and D'Addario pure nickels I've been playing.

  • 5
    Very responsive..............

    Posted by Paul on 18th Mar 2016

    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.

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