12-53 Phosphor Bronze Traditional Light Acoustic Guitar String Set

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Phosphor Bronze wound strings were introduced in the early Seventies and have become the most popular acoustic string. Phosphor bronze wire is made from approximately 92% copper, 7% zinc and 1% phosphorous. Phosphor Bronze provides nice highs and lows, as well as pleasant subtle overtones. Phosphorous is used to help reduce tarnish and corrosion.
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9 Reviews

  • 5
    My favorite acoustic string

    Posted by Joshua Taylor on 25th Sep 2019

    At this point, I hardly remember not using these strings. Curt and his team are awesome, and the strings speak for themselves.

  • 5
    12-53 Phosphor Bronze

    Posted by Dithgator on 17th Sep 2018

    Curt Magnan has given me the opportunity to review my favorite strings for my Guild Westerly D140.
    And I am jumping on that invitation.
    Harmonics, sustain, dynamics and the ability to bend are all ear pleasing. Projection allows the guitar to cut through when jamming with others. These strings last as well as sounding better as they age adding fuller sounding bass and softer but clear midrange. The top end doesnt change as the set ages.
    Great sounding throughout the lifespan.
    My go to set.
    Highly recommended.

  • 5
    I put these on my octavius bouzouki and they sound fantastic! I have only had them on for a couple of weeks, but they are perfect.

    Posted by Charley Moss on 9th Nov 2017

    I Highly recommend these strings. I will try them on my guitar next.

  • 5
    The best sounding acoustic string, period!

    Posted by Eric Lawyer on 25th Feb 2015

    The best sounding acoustic string, period! The strings have an almost "blooming" quality when strummed. The sound has a great balance and excellent projection. To top it off, the feel of the strings is good, to boot. Highly recommended!

  • 5
    Simply thrbest!

    Posted by Michael Rothstein on 30th Sep 2014

    I've been playing Curt Magnan strings exclusively now for several years. The best sounding, most playable strings afailable at any price. I am involved in a new music project, and I just gifted my new guitar player a set of Curt Magnan....

  • 5
    All about the tone and feel

    Posted by Michael Rothstein on 16th Jul 2014

    I am a former electric lead player who now plays more acoustic. The traditional light fit my "lead" style of playing perfectly. Playing a beautiful old Martin D28, the brightness perfectly balances the great big "bottom" sound of my guitar. Lastly, nothing ha a better feel than a new set of these strings. I am a fan for life!

  • 5
    Bright sounds, great feel!

    Posted by Michael Rothstein on 12th Feb 2014

    I play a wonderful old Martin D28. This guitar has such a big bottom to it, I have found that the phospor/bronze trad light are the perfect strings. Crisp bright highs and full, resonate lows. I also just love the feel of these strings, especially when they are new.
    I'm hooked and I can't play anything else!

  • 5
    Great strings

    Posted by Unknown on 27th May 2013

    These strings are my go to.

  • 5
    just what the guitar ordered

    Posted by wayne on 22nd May 2013

    just replaced my strings love the feel and soun. thanks

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