13-17-26W-36-46-56 43 inches 80/20 Bronze wound strings are often called old-school, vintage and/or bright bronze and were the most popular (only) alloy used to make acoustic strings until the introduction of phosphor in the early Seventies. 80/20 bronze wire is made from 80 percent copper and 20 percent zinc. 80/20 bronze provides balanced highs and lows with a slight increased in mid-range that seems to make the notes cut-through a little more. It took several years of trial and error to develop a proprietary string coating that resists tarnish and corrosion without compromising tonal quality.
I have used Curt's strings for years and have always loved the tone along with the string life of the coated strings. I recently tuned my Dreadnought down a full step and use a capo to move up and down. The 13's make up for the loss of tone and volume and are easy to maneuver up and down the fret board. I did tune it up to standard and single notes as well as chords really picked up in volume with finger style and flat picking. I will be moving up from 12's on another concert size I have now as well. Always great products and Curt is very professional and warm over the phone if you ever feel the need to pick his brain.
I've played about every acoustic string out there, some good,lots of bad. But never had one that just did everything I wanted. These are it. The feel is great , amazing tone and Very load, makes my HD-28 shine even better. I will try these in uncoated just see. Absolutely love this set.
These strings are great. The first time I tried them I checked the label to make sure they were actually coated; I honestly couldn't tell. They are the most natural-feeling coated strings I've ever played. And, they last a long time. I've had the same set on my acoustic for 2 weeks now and they are still going strong after 6 shows, 2 rehearsals, and countless hours of practice time.