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GHS Acoustic Guitar Silk & Bronze Medium Lt. 6 Strings, .012 - .054, 370ML

GHS Acoustic Guitar Silk & Bronze Medium Lt. 6 Strings, .012 - .054, 370ML
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45% Recommend this product (5 of 11 responses)
By Phony J.
These Are something Special
March 25, 2022
They sound a lot like my beloved EJ16's but they are soft to the touch.
More life than Silk & Steel.
Let's see how long they last.
By Bob B.
Hopedale, Il
GHS Silk & Bronze
June 23, 2021
My go-to strings for a softer , more mellow sound. Great on a dreadnaught sized guitar.
Soft, mellow sound. None
By Ed P.
New England
Pure mellow
September 28, 2020
I was looking to find a string that was a little more mellow than the Elixirs I've tried for a bluesy country shuffle sound. These did exactly that. I'm not sure it's purely what I want, but it is pretty close. Put them on an old D28, probably going to keep them for a while.
PS, I'm always experimenting with strings and set ups on my acoustics.
Great mellow tone. Lose tone a little quicker than steel and bronze.
By Raylon
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Pretty good strings to warm up your guitar
January 18, 2020
Got an overly bright guitar? Try these, they will reign in some of that! I€™ll be buying these again as long as I keep this 34 year old Epiphone Blues Master w/Adirondack top. I€™ve played it over 15 years so I don€™t see it going anywhere none too soon!
Warmer than a phosphor bronze but not too much so as to make it sound lifeless. They have plenty of snap! It would be nice if they were cheaper by a buck or two....I?d probably buy 10 or 12 packs...
By Raylon
Louisville, KY
Surprised Me!
December 25, 2019
I tried these strings on my 1992 Epiphone Blues Master, like Keb Mo plays in some of his earlier work. This great little guitar is basically a 12 fret 00 18 with Adirondack top, 2 …ž€ nut & between 2 5/16€ - 2 …œ€€ string spacing at the saddle.... these strings warmed up a touch of the strong treble mine seemed to have... I€™ll keep these strings on it from here on out...
By Jim
The Best!
May 15, 2014
I Love how these strings give my (very Bright sounding) Ovation a rich warm sound! Best strings ever. ...and i love my guitar all over again!
By trossit
Silk and Bronze!
October 28, 2012
I have a Takamine small bodied guitar. It sounded very tinny and boxy with D'Addario ej16s. I put the Silk and Bronze 12s on her and it made a huge difference. Much more low end thump and fatter sound. I highly recommend trying these strings.
By Aaron
Nice semi-mellow strings
August 23, 2012
Easier on the fingers than regular strings. GHS makes a good set of strings. The unwound plain strings have better tone than most other brands. They are a little thicker sounding.
By Timothy
Not Just Your Average Set Of Strings
July 20, 2011
I have come to the conclusion that "GHS Acoustic Guitar Silk & Bronze Strings (12-54) are the the strings that produce the tone and volume that I like so much. Over the years I have tried using many different brands of strings, usually because the music store that I visited, to buy strings didn't seem to have the GHS Strings that I was looking for, so I choose a package from their stock, instead. Because I like GHS Silk & Bronze on my '75 Guild D35, so much, I decided to order several packages, from an online supplier, and keep a stock of my own, at home, so I would always have a fresh set ready.
By Bob O.
May 19, 2011
Don't care for the strings very much. I would like to get a full set of just the nylon strings. Thanks for the interest. Bob Owen
By Shawn C.
Great for fingerstyle guitar!
August 28, 2009
I have these on my Martin 00-17 and these really sing. I love the silk and bronze combination, there is less tension than normal bronze strings but with that bite that some silk and steel sets lack. If you've never tried silk and bronze strings, they play like a regular bronze set that's been broken in for a couple weeks. GHS makes great strings overall, and this set in particular really holds its tone for a long time.






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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