9-46 ROUND CORE Nickel Wound Guitar Strings

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There was a magical time in music beginning in the Summer of 1967 with the Monterey Pop Festival which featured legendary guitar performances by Jimi Hendrix and Pete Townsend. Their performances started the first wave of iconic “Guitar Heroes” This group of new heroes also included Eric Clapton, Jimmie Page, Jeff Beck and many others. These players took guitar playing to an entirely new level of innovation. It was around this time that the guitar string industry switch from pure-nickel to nickel-plated steel for the cover wire on what is known as “nickelwound” strings, but the core wire used was still round. Round-core, nickel-plated steel strings became the most popular strings used until the string industry converted to hex-core beginning in the mid 1970’s. Our new round-core, nickel-plated steel strings are dedicated to this magical time in guitar history.

You will find these strings to have an elevated level of tonal response with a smoother feel when bending and using vibrato on the wound strings.

Curt Mangan 9-46 Round Core Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
Gauges: 9-11-16-26-36-46
String Length: 43 inches

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26 Reviews

  • 5
    Round core for life!

    Posted by Daniel angelone on 6th Aug 2020

    This was my first time with round core strings and couldn't be happier.

  • 5
    9-46 ROUND CORE Nickel Wound Guitar Strings

    Posted by Mitch Yockelson on 2nd Jul 2020

    Great sound for blues, I plan to order another set.

  • 5
    First time

    Posted by SME on 18th May 2020

    My new go to strings. Been playing for 50 plus years and really have tried them all, or so it seems. These will stop my search for something better.

  • 5
    Round Core 9-46

    Posted by Sean Sokoly on 19th Apr 2020

    Great strings. Stay in tune better than competitions strings that are round Core also.

  • 5
    9 46 round core

    Posted by John on 14th Oct 2019

    I'm new to guitar so I don't understand all the mechanics. So they sound good. Seem Stay in tune better that the stock strings on my Pacifica.

  • 5
    Curt Mangan Strings

    Posted by Mark Gabert on 17th Feb 2019

    I am a convert. I just love the feel and tone of these strings. Inspiring!

  • 5
    Great product from great company

    Posted by mk on 21st Jan 2019

    I have been playing for approx ten years on and off. I am no pro but am a tone junkie. I have been using strings from other manufacturer for year but found this company through Matt Schofield (love his style and TONE!!). As I said, I am no pro but I can tell there are noticeable differences. I love the feel of the strings and they have a great tone and sustain. These settle quickly and stay in tune. I have not used these string long enough to comment on their durability but Mr Schofield said his CM strings never failed :)

    Besides the quality and great price, they shipping my item in no time for free!! I am a life long customer here. Thank you for producing such great product for us. Best regards,

  • 5
    10-46 Nickel Wound Set

    Posted by James Bannon on 24th Jul 2018

    My favorite strings. Very reliable and long lasting. A great balance of vintage and modern tones.

  • 5
    Nickel wound electric guitar 10's

    Posted by Doug on 24th Jan 2018

    Love these strings. They are the final ingredient in the tone I've been searching for. More musical and full with extra tones when I bend and vibrato. Bye bye other string makers!

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