10-38 Nickel Wound Guitar Strings

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Curt Mangan 10-38 Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
Gauges: 10-13-15-26w-32-38
String Length: 43 inches

The 10-38 guitar string gauging which are 10-13-15-26w-32-38 are also considered to be the “Jimi” gauges. There are many players who believe that Jimi Hendrix used these gauges for his guitar strings. This guitar string set is also available in pure nickel with hex-core and round core.

Nickel wound guitar strings are made by winding nickel-plated steel wire around a tin-plated, high-carbon steel core wire. Nickel wound guitar strings have a very balanced tonal response with sparkling highs, clear mid-range and defined bass. These guitar strings are available in many gauges as single strings and you can also build your own custom gauge nickel guitar string sets with you own perfect balanced tension.

Curt Mangan guitar strings have an overall length of 43 inches with winding to 38.5 inches. All Curt Mangan guitar strings are made with USA made wire.

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4 Reviews

  • 5
    My Kinda String

    Posted by Kutt T on 3rd Jun 2015

    10/38 or the best strings for floating tremolo systems.. I get the great lead sound with the 10's as the high strings and great squeals with the 38's as the low strings.. These strings have great balance.. Many guitar players believe that the thicker the string the thicker the sound.. Not necessarily true when using the right amp for the right tone you are looking for! Please don't stop making this set!

  • 5
    A very hard string to find but my favorite

    Posted by Kurt T on 26th Aug 2014

    Love love these strings.. Highly recommended for floating tremolo.. Please don't stop making them. You have a customer for life!


    Kurt T

  • 5
    Awesome Tone

    Posted by Kurt T on 24th Mar 2014

    Very Happy to find these strings. I play every weekend and I got to try these out this last weekend. Man was I impressed. Please don't stop making these. You know have a new happy customer.

    Kurt T

  • 5
    Full Tone with a Solid Bottom

    Posted by John McCann on 2nd May 2012

    I preferred a lighter bottom string than most players. The .38 reduced the tension on the neck and softened the pull a bit.

    It was difficult finding the 10-38 gauge, until Blues Angel Music in Pensacola turned me on to Curt Mangan. I tried a set and was very impressed with the tone and quality. They lasted longer, stayed stronger and sounded more...I don't know how to describe this....more a part of the guitar. It was like the guitar and the strings were working together again. If your searching for the best tone and sustainability, start with these strings.

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