10-38 Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings

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Curt Mangan 10-38 Pure 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 nickel plated steel hex core.

Pure Nickel wound guitar strings are made by winding pure nickel wire around a tin-plated, high-carbon steel core wire. Pure Nickel wound guitar strings have a smooth and warm vintage tone. These guitar strings are available in many gauges as single strings and you can also build your own custom gauge pure nickel guitar string sets with you own perfect balanced tension. Click here for custom guitar string sets.

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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3 Reviews

  • 5
    Just the right set

    Posted by Ditchgator on 19th Oct 2016

    The 10-46 set previously reviewed are just the right match for my Casino. Ordered the 10-38 set to see how my Strat would sound with them. However...about a week ago I received my new Guild NS M-75 Aristocrat. The strings that came with the guitar didn't do it justice. So, after a set-up I finally put the 10-38's on it and what was a great sounding instrument to begin with is now what I believe is an instrument worthy of sitting in an orchestra. Most people would probably prefer a thicker gauge set for jazz on this type of guitar, (including myself), but it pays to experiment. After removing the original strings, I did put a heavier set on the Guild. But after playing it with those 11's, the low E string sounded strangled. Probably the nut needed a bit of work. But having Curts 10-38's handy, well this Guild is sounding like a million bucks. The harmonics jump off the fretboard and the feel is butter. Pick dynamics are almost too easy. This guitar is so sensitive, that different picks have been auditioned to achieve the best dynamic control. A wonderful guitar just got better with these pure nickel Mangans. Highly recommended

  • 5
    Highly recommended!!!

    Posted by Unknown on 21st Mar 2016

    Professional player with over 30 years experience. Was looking for a replacement for the classic Fender 150's, which they no longer make.

    Not only were these strings the gauges I was looking for, but they feel and play better than any strings I have used. My Strats and Teles have never sounded better, I even put a set on my Gibson ES-347. I have been spreading the word, great product.

  • 5
    Pure Nickle strings are my favorite

    Posted by Robert Raymond on 22nd Oct 2013

    I play a Gibson ES 345, I'm very particular about tone and until I played my first set of Curt Mangan's strings I would use any strings because I had never found any brand to be superior Til I played Curt Mangan's Pure Nickle strings.

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