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Phosphor Bronze

DR RARE™ Phosphor Bronze Acoustic guitar strings are wound on hexagonal cores with a low tension and a warm sound. Players who want a fatter and louder sound, as well as a deeper bottom will appreciate the RARE™ phosphor tone, sound, and feel. DR calls it different acoustic “voice” – strong and warm. They also state that “hand-carved arch-tops, dreadnaughts and good steel string acoustic guitars made of rosewood, maple, and mahogany seem to benefit from a distinct improvement in tone, depth, and sustain with Rare phosphor strings.” Three time national picking champion, Steve Kaufman, says that these strings are excellent for bluegrass playing and last an unusually long time!

DR PRE-ALLOY Acoustic guitar strings are also “compression” wound with phosphor bronze on a hexagonal core but with normal tension and great durability. They have a bright sound that is well balanced in tone and volume. A customer reports, “that tone-wise, Pre-Alloy’s are between the Rares and the Sunbeams, and have a wonderful 'old folky' sound; the way strings sounded in the 1960’s, but with more sustain and clarity.”

DR handmade strings always combine old fashion craftsmanship with only the finest American made materials.

All DR strings are “compression wound”. Because the windings are so tightly fitted around the cores, they have more metal than most strings with similar gauges. DR says that this gives their strings longer life, easy bending and feel, and a brighter sound.
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