11-48 Pure Nickel Guitar Strings

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Curt Mangan 11-48 Electric Guitar Pure Nickel Set.

Gauges: 11-14-18-28w-38-48
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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8 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Spike ivory on 28th Sep 2019

    Been using curt mangan strings for many years always great quality and sound Wouldn't go back to any others

  • 5
    Curt Mangan Pure Nickel

    Posted by Bill on 14th Nov 2018

    The Curt Mangan Pure Nickel strings are great, they last at least 3 times as long as regular strings. I highly recommend them.

  • 5
    The Best Guitar Strings!

    Posted by Robert Moehle on 8th Aug 2017

    Curt Mangan makes The Best Guitar Strings! Used them for years. Mangan strings sound very full and balanced, they last two or three times longer than most other strings, and even when they are old they still have pretty lively sound. When I first put new Curt Mangan strings on my guitars they need very little stretching to come up to pitch and stay there. They are quite stable their entire life. Mangan Strings are head a shoulders above any other brand
    I've tried, which Is why I've stayed with them!

  • 5
    100% Vintage Warmth!

    Posted by Eric Lawyer on 14th Jul 2015

    These beauties will provide 100% vintage warmth! The day they arrived, I strung up my Telecaster and haven't put it down yet. The .11 gauge has enough meat to sustain/punch, but still retains that "slinkiness" for bending. Highly recommend. Try them, your ears and hands will thank you!

  • 5
    Simply the Best!

    Posted by Unknown on 29th Oct 2014

    Like most players, I never put much thought into what strings I use except for the 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.

  • 5

    Posted by Marcus on 21st Jul 2013

    It's a subtle difference between Mangan and my now former favorites (D'addario), but somehow these seem more responsive, both in terms of sound and touch.

  • 5
    The best roundwounds I've ever used

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Dec 2012

    nice feel, full, even sound .. fabulous on my 335 .... simply the best, glad I discovered them ...

  • 5
    Fantastic strings!

    Posted by brian surguine on 10th Dec 2011

    I play these on my 60s Classic Player Strat. I researched around 10 different brands/types of strings, and went as far as comparing these to other pure nickel sets. The Curt Mangan nickels played better, felt better, and sounded better. They have a slightly warmer tone (on my guitar) than other pure nickel sets. They also last forever, even with heavy use. I used to change my strings every 3-4 weeks - now, I change them every 3-4 months. People often comment on my tone, and I tell them that these strings are significant in the overall equation.

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