Coated Mandolin Strings
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.
Our in house coating blend was designed to preserve the life of the strings and deter corrosion. The coating was composed in a way to preserve the original sound and feel of the strings.
I play classical mandolin -- but not on a bowl back, I strongly prefer modern American carved back instruments. Although marketed to bluegrass players, the Mangan coated strings make for a very fine classical product as well. The intonation and tone are superior and I am guessing (haven't had them on long enough) they last longer, too. More expensive than the competition, but worth the difference in price.