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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21 Reviews

  • 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!

  • 5
    New dynamic

    Posted by Richard Lynch on 18th Jan 2017

    These strings not only sound great and last longer, but also add a new dynamic to my playing.
    Hard to explain but the sounds I'm getting when I slide up to a note or drag down to a note has a different and pleasing sound than any other strings I've used. They just grab the right way onto my calluses I guess?
    The tone of the strings along with the sustain is there, but now the textures of the slides are better now.
    I'll keep these on my #1 Stratocaster from now on.

  • 5
    Best I've tried so far

    Posted by Robert Mair on 27th Dec 2016

    Great so far. Been through all the other major string manufacturers. These seem to take the best of the other strings and put them into one. Loving them so far. Thanks for your dedication!!

  • 5
    So glad I found these!!!

    Posted by Stephan Lipinski on 5th May 2015

    I think I have pretty much tried them all and Curt Mangan Strings are truly the best. Great tone that lasts. What more could you want! I always give a pack to friends/colleges to try and they agree. Amazing!!!

  • 5
    Great,chimey strings

    Posted by Dave on 9th Jan 2015

    Chime well, last longer than other brands. My luthier (who has over 30 years experience and is the best I have dealt with) recommended these. I have never turned back to other strings.

  • 5
    Best electric strings I've ever used

    Posted by Landon on 5th Nov 2014

    For years, I was a die hard customer of another popular string company until I tried these. They sound better, last longer, and are more durable than other strings I've used. And, I haven't broken a string since I've made the switch. Curt Mangan strings are my new favorites by far.

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