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Ernie Ball Acoustic Guitar - Earthwood Rock & Blues, .010 - .052, 2008

Ernie Ball Acoustic Guitar - Earthwood Rock & Blues, .010 - .052, 2008
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29% Recommend this product (2 of 7 responses)
By mark
rhode island
good but could be better
April 9, 2021
Nice tone but would be nice if offered with a slightly lighter gauge bottom end.
ProsThe plain steel g string is great for bending and works well for electric guitarists who play acoustic occasionally.
ConsThe transition from the light gauge top end to the heavier gauge bottom end feels a bit awkward. Would be nice if .28 .40 .50 was an option for the D, A, and low E
By Michael
Carmel, Indiana
Overall very fast set to play
November 9, 2019
These strings are very light - more like electric guitar strings. They tune well on my Taylor but I did have Taylor's new compensated saddle installed on my guitar about a year or so ago - before I bought these strings. Only problem is the unwound G string; it can be too loud and a bit to "pingy" if it's hit too hard. In fact, that G string has taught me to lighten up on my overall right hand attack on the guitar which has resulted in more fluidity in my playing. So at this point I like these and they've helped my playing for the styles I play
By Peter M.
Rock & Blues, Left Me Blue
October 28, 2014
I put these on my Martin Custom and in one day I took them off. They sound terrible! The 3rd string is steel, not wound, and it just makes the guitar sound like crap. I'm always looking for a better string but these are not it. Stick with the Earthwood or Slinky !
By George
Worst strings ever
August 26, 2013
Got these as a gift. I've been playing since 1963 and I have to say that these are the WORST sounding strings I have ever put on a guitar. I put them on my 1974 Guild F-50. I am astonished that this guitar can sound so bad. Though my tuner says they are in tune you could fool me. Zero bass response, tinny, out of tune always. Don't waste your money.
By Thorbjoern
Best strings ever
June 25, 2010
Best strings for bending, so easy
and agile. They sound amazing too.

Have used them a few years, tried
another brand, then went back.

Not using any other strings on my guitars.

Right now I'm using them on an Tanglewood grand auditorium.
By Phil B.
Earthwood Rock and Blues .010-.052
March 24, 2010
I hesitated to put these on my maple guild. They probably sat for three weeks before I did it. I was expecting to be disappointed but was amazingly delighted by the way they sound. They are cool for strumming, great ringing sound, cuts down on the mids, but I fell head over heels for them when I started playing fingerstyle. The g & b strings sound more blended yet very strong when played together. I haven't played them publicly yet but I bet people will notice.
By Bill T.
Earthwood Rock and Blues
November 17, 2009
Provides the feel of an electric on an acoustic. Excellent product!






1st E

Plain Steel



2nd B

Plain Steel



3rd G

Plain Steel



4th E

80/20 Bronze Wound



5th A

80/20 Bronze Wound



6th E

80/20 Bronze Wound




Plain String

"Plain strings sound the higher pitch notes. Plain string is unwound. Made of specially tempered tin plated high carbon steel, but its shape is round, not hex. Used on electric and acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins -- not classic guitars. One end has a brass grommet, called a ball, which is secured by a special lock twist. The ball is for attaching the string to an instrument.

Acoustic Guitar - Earthwood Bronze

Wound strings are wrapped with an alloy of 80% copper and 20% zinc wire. The most popular acoustic string, providing a crisp, ringing sound, with pleasing overtones.

Core Wire

Core wire is the center of a wound string. It is of specially tempered high carbon steel. The crosscut end view reveals a shape that is not round, but hex shaped. The points of the hex shape help hold the wrap wire securely in place. Hex core wire is used for the wound strings of both electric and acoustic guitars, banjos, and mandolins - but not classic guitars."

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