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GHS Acoustic Guitar Vintage Bronze 85/15 Medium 6 Strings, .013 - .056, VN-M

GHS Acoustic Guitar Vintage Bronze 85/15 Medium 6 Strings, .013 - .056, VN-M
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By Mack
Great Strings
April 27, 2016
These string are the perfect match for my J-45. The guitar is very pronounced in the mid range and treble and these strings really balanced it out.
By Matt W.
85/15 mediums
June 14, 2011
Good strings. A good balance between the phosphor bronze and 80/20 bronze strings. They have a "vintage sound" One that is a little boomy and not super bright on the high end. They tend to have the tension that is closer to the regular phosphor bronze strings however.
By rob f.
vintage bronze
March 25, 2010
These strings sound good on my J-200 Luthier Select.
By mike b.
ghs 85/15 vintage guitar srtings
February 23, 2010
i went to this GHS since d'adarrio quit making an 85/15 bronze wound strings. and they are great. From the time you put them on they sound broken in! Nice lows sweet mids and crisp highs. And they last a long time. That means five to six weeks as I am a professional musician. I was so happy to find an 85/15 string again. GHS is my go to string for all my acoustic guitar needs, for my Guild, and my Martin and even my rosewood Hohner. The vintage 85/15 are the best buy period!
By Howard G.
GHS Vintage Bronze
November 28, 2009
I tried GHS Vintage Bronze as an experiment, as I am generally more faithful to the strings of a different manufacturer, and found they sound pretty good on my mahogany guitars; they're a little warmer and less strident than 80/20 bronze strings. They provide a scooch of extra thunk in the bass end, and seem to last a long time-for me, this means 6-8 weeks before I change them. But I am eternally restless, so I will vacillate between these and my preferred brand, over and over, in my endless quest for pleasing tone.






1st E

Plain Steel



2nd B

Plain Steel



3rd G

85/15 Roundwound



4th D

85/15 Roundwound



5th A

85/15 Roundwound



6th E

85/15 Roundwound




"New and improved GHS VINTAGE BRONZE acoustic guitar strings are wound with a special, time tested 85/15 copper-zinc alloy over a hex core to provide a rich, warm yet vibrant tone. The redesigned core-to-cover ratio yields a richer blend with extended tone life."

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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