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 with pleasant subtle overtones. Phosphorous is used to help reduce tarnish and corrosion.
After trying out many brands of acoustic strings over the past 30 years, I settled comfortably into one of the leading brands, and happily so. I just bought a new dreadnought, and didn't think those strings brought out the full potential of this guitar, and neither did 4 other reputable brands, so I thought I'd give these Curt Mangan strings a try. Totally surprised by the huge difference in balance, tone, playability, and, interestingly, longevity of a non-coated string. I love the strings, and now love this new guitar, which hasn't broken in yet. Can't wait to try their strings on other instruments. These strings are simply the best.
I just love the way the strings look, sound, and feel--almost like butter in your hands. Because I sound better I play better too. Wonderful product.
I've spent years looking for the best strings for my 1954 Martin D28 and my performance Criterion cutaway. Who knew I'd finally found them in my own backyard in Colorado? I tend to play pretty hard when I get into a song so my strings take a beating. I've never found a string that stays bright for a longer time than the Curt Mangan 12-54 PhosPhor Bronze. I'm a customer for life! Thank you!