Ernie Ball have long been renowned as the world’s most popular guitar string manufacturer. However they do tend to write rather opaque product descriptions! I have included their description of these strings below, but here is a brief synopsis from me. There are two main materials used for winding acoustic guitar strings- 80/20 bronze and phosphor bronze. Phosphor Bronze has a brighter, clearer sound but tends to rust a little faster, and 80/20 bronze is more mellow but maintains the same tone a little longer.
Personally these are my favourite acoustic guitar strings, despite the advice of one music shop owner who told me many years ago that they had a “languid tone”! If you’d prefer the brighter sound of phosphor bronze strings, you can find them here.
Ernie Ball say:
“Made from 80% copper, 20% zinc wire wrapped around hex shaped tin plated steel core wire. The most popular acoustic guitar strings provide a crisp, ringing sound with pleasing overtones. Gauges .009, .012 .012, .020w, .036.20p, .46 .26”
Personally I say that they’re a nice, mellow sounding string which hold their tone for longer than other brands’ phosphor bronze acoustic guitar strings.
Don’t forget to select the gauge you want.
Price includes free UK postage. There will be a small charge for buyers in other companies- you will see this on the checkout page.