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GHS Acoustic Guitar Vintage Bronze 85/15 Ult. Light 6 Strings, .010 - .046, VN-UL

GHS Acoustic Guitar Vintage Bronze 85/15 Ult. Light 6 Strings, .010 - .046, VN-UL
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40% Recommend this product (2 of 5 responses)
By Gary J.
Love the 85/15's
December 14, 2022
Used these years ago from another manufacturer. Loved the in between sound. 80/20 is too bright for my tastes, but phosphor can be muddy. Glad to have them back!
Well balanced, clean warm sound. None yet...
By M
A pleasing warm tone
June 6, 2021
Very warm strings on my guitar, and they're so light it takes almost no pressure to push them down on the neck.
Easy to fret Warm tone A bit quiet due to the lightness
By Tim
Lovely strings
October 10, 2015
Beautiful, warm tone and smooth feel; great sustain for such a light string. The only reason I don't give them 5 stars is that the alloy is a bit soft, and it's not long before the frets start cutting notches on the underside. They still sound good for decent amount of time, though, and with the extremely reasonable price, you can afford to change them often.
By Allan
GHS ultra light vintage bronze strings
August 15, 2013
Sound better all the time! I've been playing for 53 years and I feel that these are the best acoustic strings I've ever played. Low tension and great sound for us old guys! Thanks GHS!
By Jim H.
Great strings
August 14, 2010
These are the best strings I have ever put on my Takamine. You try these you won't be playing phosopher bronze much anymore. Rich, warm, full sound that plays like warm syrup. The playability of these strings is amazing. The tone is wonderful and the sustain is long lasting. Awesome strings! I would highly recommend them to anyone to try. You won't be sorry!






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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