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GHS Acoustic Guitar Phosphor Bronze Ex. Light 6 Strings, .011 - .050, S315

GHS Acoustic Guitar Phosphor Bronze Ex. Light 6 Strings, .011 - .050, S315
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By Dave
Sioux City, Iowa
My 'Go To' Strings
May 27, 2021
Do you want clear responsive guitar tones that let the sound of your guitar speak for itself? Then these are the strings you want. I've used these strings on all my acoustic guitars for as long as I can remember. The .050 E string lets you hit bass notes with just the right amount of resistance. Yet the gauge of the high strings play easily. I don't change strings often so you know they hold up very well. Once they settle in after a couple of days they stay consistent for months. In fact I'm doing a show tonight with two month old strings.
ProsWhat? It's all good or I wouldn't use these strings. I have never had a problem as they have always been consistent.
ConsI just can't think of any cons. Sorry.
By Steve
Best string ever for Guild guitars
April 4, 2015
These strings have the best sound and playability of any strings I've used for the past 40 years on my 1975 Guild D-55 (Westerly, Rhode Island-built) acoustic guitar. Fantastic sustain and a deep, deep bass, keeping true to the mids and highs. They have been on my guitar for nearly a month and still sound fantastic even though they have been played 2 to 3 hours each day. From fingerstyle to bluegrass, look no further. The lighter gauge does NOT hinder a fast and hard attack bluegrass music requires.
GHS Acoustic Phosphor Bronze .011-.050
October 28, 2010
Great strings, they were much better than I was expecting them to be. I am going through many different string manufactures and types on a new Breedlove and these sounded full with a nice amount of sustain. I will definitely be coming back to them.
By Blues-ster
GHS Phosphor Bronze .011 - .050
September 15, 2010
Great playability, you don't have to "kill your fingers" to hit the notes anywhere on the neck. They're the perfect gauge for me. Real nice tone, well balanced and hold up well. (Couldn't ask for more)

I tried A LOT of acoustic strings before I finally found these.
By Billo
Excellent acoustic guitar strings
August 24, 2009
I really like the way these strings sound and feel. They produce a clear, clean, well-rounded sound. The highs are not harsh, and the lows are not booming. They feel extremely comfortable under my fingers.

I use them on a Yairi Dy59 for fingerpicking, and on a Fender F270SCE for strumming folk or rock style. I use the 12-string (615) set on an Ovation Custom Balladeer. They have a nice, well balanced sound on each of these guitars.

I've been buying guitar strings for over 25 years. I try a different brand once in a while, but I always come back to this GHS set. I use JustStrings.com now because I cannot find these strings at my local stores.






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




"New and improved GHS PHOSPHOR BRONZE acoustic guitar strings feature a special, durable alloy of copper, tin and phosphor wound over a hex core. This combination delivers a long-lasting, rich, bright tone. The redesigned core-to-cover ratio gives increased brightness and flexibility without harsh overtones."

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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