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GHS Acoustic Guitar Silk & Bronze Light 6 Strings, .011 - .049, 370

GHS Acoustic Guitar Silk & Bronze Light 6 Strings, .011 - .049, 370
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By Michael I.
Evansville, IN
very good strings
May 1, 2021
If the ridges on the windings were flattened some they would be excellent.
By Gene3
Springfield, VT
Super Pleased With These Silk & Bronze Strings
September 29, 2020
I purchased a Yamaha LSTA Acoustic a couple years ago. A beautiful guitar with lovely tone-wood, tons of volume, and super projection. 80/20 strings sounded very loud, a little harsh, and too brassy/metallic. Mids and highs sounded too pronounced with Elixir/coated strings. I tried some hybrids types, but just didn't like the sound. Not "musical" enough or just plain dead sounding right out of the package. A technician at a local stringed instrument shop that sells Yamaha guitars suggested GHS Silk and Bronze. I gave them a try and was very pleased with the result.
These stings bring out the piano-like tone I knew was possible with the LSTA. They are not too loud, and have a decent bottom/bass sound. Mids are rich and mellow. Highs are not too crisp, but still come through in the blend. After about 6 months with these strings, I tried a couple other types as a comparison, including Silk and Steel. I immediately went back to the Silk and Bronze. I have been using the light (.11) set. I suspect a .12 set would give me a little more robust bass, but I prefer the lighter gauge because the LS-TA really projects, and heavier gauge strings are just too loud. Plus they're easier on the fingers. So far in my search for the ideal string for my acoustic, the GHS Silk and Bronze comes the closest to what I'm looking for. I recommend the strings to anyone looking for a mellow, well-balance, rich sounding string, that isn't too "brassy" These strings sound pretty great right out of the package. After about 48 hours, they really "settle in" and sound their best. I've found that they sound very good for a couple months (moderate daily playing), then just seem to good dead overnight. The drop-off in tonal quality is very noticeable at that point. Figure on changing strings every 90 days. Note: I recently tried a set of John Pearse light gauge (11) Phosphor Bronze and Silk Wound strings as a comparison. These were the only other Silk and Bronze acoustic strings I have been able to find. They sound nice (better than 80/20 or Silk and Steel), but are not as mellow or "musical" on my LS-TA as the GHS Silk and Bronze.
  • Mellow, not brassy like many bronze strings
  • Emphasizes Rosewood tones
  • Easy on fingers
  • Low end (bass) tones a little subdued
  • Short life compared to some strings
By Kevin
GHS Silk and Bronze
May 24, 2017
I happened to try these and was rather surprised. These are a really good string.
Slightly more tension than Silk and Steel which is quite good really, yet softer than the regular Phos/bronze. Great sustain and very finger-style friendly. Strumming works well too with chords very easy to press down. On my guitars there were no buzzing issues and I did not need to readjust the truss rod at all. They are surprisingly bright yet not metallic and sound excellent through a PA or acoustic amp. They have been on 2 weeks so far and have lost none of their shine at all. Quite a surprise. A very good string; worth trying out.
By Mike
Great strings!
August 18, 2011
If you're like me and you hate the tone and brightness of brand-new strings, these are the ones to try.

To my ears, these sound, out of the box, like phosphor bronze strings that have been played in for a couple of weeks. Very warm tone, no shrillness. These allow more of the real tone of the guitar's wood to come through.

Additionally, the tension on these is slightly less than normal (without feeling loose), so they have a nice, slinky feel, which is what I prefer.

Great strings! Definite repeat buyer.
By Will M.
Guitar Strings
September 16, 2010
Nice string with a super sound for a light string!
By David
Love the Strings - enough said!
May 24, 2010
Love the Strings - enough said!
By Clay M.
GHS Silk & Bronze
April 14, 2010
These are simply the best strings for old parlor guitars. I have them on six Washburns and on George Bauer. They sound like bronze steel strings but have lower tension.
By Brian J.
January 1, 2010
Very nice and smooth strings. Just don't have as long of a life as other strings.
By ken
October 27, 2009
Exellent strings! I've used them in the past.






1st E

Plain Steel



2nd B

Plain Steel



3rd G

Phosphor Bronze Roundwound



4th D

Phosphor Bronze Roundwound



5th A

Phosphor Bronze Roundwound



6th E

Phosphor Bronze Roundwound




"GHS SILK & BRONZE acoustic guitar feature a unique silk and steel core wound with phosphor bronze cover wire to create a warm, mellow tone with a soft feel. Silk & Bronze strings are ideal for live performance and have impressive sustain and low finger noise for the recording studio."

GHS Strings


"GHS Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high quality strings for fretted instruments. GHS produces strings for electric, acoustic and classic guitar, electric bass, banjo, mandolin, and a wide array of specialty and ethnic instruments. From Battle Creek, Michigan, USA (where GHS was founded in 1964), fresh-from-the-factory strings and music products are delivered direct to retail stores in the USA and to distributors in over 70 countries around the world.

With over 200 standard sets and 700 single strings, GHS has a set that is right for you.

String Design

The string specialists at GHS bring a craftsman-like approach to each aspect of string design. From material selection to such intricate factors as core-to-cover ratio, winding direction, wire tension and alteration of the wire, GHS designs state-of-the-art strings that enhance the sound quality of all playing styles and instruments. And with ongoing research, GHS develops string innovations that anticipate music trends and instrument modifications worldwide.

String Manufacturing

To build a quality product, state-of-the-art equipment is a necessity. At GHS, all strings are made on machinery designed and built in-house. The GHS design engineers utilize the latest technology to develop computer controlled string making machines that monitor such intricate parameters as the number and type of twists on the ball end, winding speed and direction, core and cover wire tension, cover wire angle and wind length. Modern quality control methods ensure that the final product meets GHS's rigid specifications.

Factory Fresh

GHS knows that you want your strings to be as fresh as the day they were made. All GHS facilities are environmentally regulated to control temperatures and humidity. Sensitive raw materials and bulk products are further wrapped in protective bags for storage. Coiled strings are placed in string packets that, in independent laboratory tests, have proven to offer the optimum protection from humidity. Finally, the GHS swift order shipment (usually within 24 hours of order placement) guarantees that GHS strings arrive in your retail store factory-fresh.

How String Material Affects Tone and Feel

The hardness of common materials used in the cover wire of strings affects both the tone and "feel" of a string. Usually, with all else remaining constant, the harder the material the brighter the string. This relationship shows why stainless steel produces a very bright sound and nickel, a softer material, produces a warmer sound. However, a hard material can be abrasive to both fingers and frets. At GHS, our unique "Alloy 52", used in Progressives and White Bronze strings, is softer and less abrasive than a stainless steel but produces a tone almost as bright. Common cover wire materials include (ranked by order of brightness) stainless steel, Alloy 52, nickel plated steel, pure nickel, and for acoustics, brass and bronze.

The core wire for all strings and all plain steel strings (both acoustic and electric) are made from tin plated Swedish steel."




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