12-53 Phosphor Bronze Traditional Light Acoustic Guitar String Set

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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.
Ever want to create your own customized and personalized guitar, bass, mandolin or banjo sets? Curt Mangan Strings lets you choose the alloy and custom gauge strings that you want, plus you can design your sets to be the perfect balanced tension sets you’ve been searching for. You can also have your name printed on the labels. Just click here for more information
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13 Reviews

  • 5
    Acoustic strings

    Posted by James Cox on 2nd Jul 2020

    Great sound and feel.

  • 5
    12-53 Phosphor Bronze acoustic

    Posted by Chip Duchein on 25th Jun 2020

    Simply the best acoustic lights
    Ive ever used.

  • 5
    Great strings

    Posted by William Prather on 7th Jun 2020

    Installed on my Taylor 314 MCE - sound great.

  • 5
    12-53 Traditional Light

    Posted by John on 2nd Dec 2019

    Excellent strings. Great sound, great service.

  • 5
    My favorite acoustic string

    Posted by Joshua Taylor on 25th Sep 2019

    At this point, I hardly remember not using these strings. Curt and his team are awesome, and the strings speak for themselves.

  • 5
    12-53 Phosphor Bronze

    Posted by Dithgator on 17th Sep 2018

    Curt Magnan has given me the opportunity to review my favorite strings for my Guild Westerly D140.
    And I am jumping on that invitation.
    Harmonics, sustain, dynamics and the ability to bend are all ear pleasing. Projection allows the guitar to cut through when jamming with others. These strings last as well as sounding better as they age adding fuller sounding bass and softer but clear midrange. The top end doesnt change as the set ages.
    Great sounding throughout the lifespan.
    My go to set.
    Highly recommended.

  • 5
    I put these on my octavius bouzouki and they sound fantastic! I have only had them on for a couple of weeks, but they are perfect.

    Posted by Charley Moss on 9th Nov 2017

    I Highly recommend these strings. I will try them on my guitar next.

  • 5
    The best sounding acoustic string, period!

    Posted by Eric Lawyer on 25th Feb 2015

    The best sounding acoustic string, period! The strings have an almost "blooming" quality when strummed. The sound has a great balance and excellent projection. To top it off, the feel of the strings is good, to boot. Highly recommended!

  • 5
    Simply thrbest!

    Posted by Michael Rothstein on 30th Sep 2014

    I've been playing Curt Magnan strings exclusively now for several years. The best sounding, most playable strings afailable at any price. I am involved in a new music project, and I just gifted my new guitar player a set of Curt Magnan....

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