Ernie Ball Classical Guitar Strings
(Ernie Ball Strings are only available for shipment to addresses in the United States, U.S. Territories & Possessions, and APO FPO destinations)
The Ernie Ball tradition began in Tarzana, California in the late 1950s, when musician and entrepreneur Ernie Ball opened the first all-guitar music store in the U.S. Responding to the needs of fellow guitar players, he began to develop his own line of strings in the 1960s. His "Slinky" strings became one of the most respected brands among electric guitarists, and the Ernie Ball classical guitar strings are designed to the same high standards. Their Ernesto Palla strings are made with a solid nylon filament. The fourth, fifth and sixth strings are wrapped with either silver-plated copper or 80/20 bronze plated copper. The 80/20 bronze is actually 80 percent copper and 20 percent zinc, which combines the brightness of copper with the hardness and age-protecting qualities of zinc. All three types are of medium tension, with gauges ranging from .028 to .042. Ernie Ball classical strings have a rich, smooth tone and are designed to provide long-lasting high performance.