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GHS Acoustic Guitar Vintage Bronze 85/15 Ex. Light 6 Strings, .011 - .050, VN-XL

GHS Acoustic Guitar Vintage Bronze 85/15 Ex. Light 6 Strings, .011 - .050, VN-XL
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By Mark S.
Napa Valley CA.
Too short of lifespan
November 9, 2019
When I first put a set of GHS Vintage Bronze lights on my Martin Dreadnought I was blown away by the incredible tone. Very deep and rich. If you change you strings for each performance then these are your strings. Someone even asked me if I got a new guitar they sounded so good. They were still good for a second gig a couple days later but then they just died. I play 3 or 4 times a week so it would be very costly and time consuming to use these all the time. I get 3 or 4 weeks out of Elixir light nano web strings. With a good acoustic amp or P A, and a cloth to wipe off your strings each time, Elixir Nano Web strings still sound good 12 gigs later, and I was still able to wire up the muffler on my truck with the low E string.
ProsIncredible tone when new. Relatively inexpensive.
ConsQuickly go dead after only a couple gigs.
By Ken L.
GHS Acoustic Guitar Vintage Bronze 85/15
April 12, 2016
This is my first set of GHS strings. I have this set on a Gibson J35 it sounds
By michael b.
ghs vintage guitar strings
May 16, 2010
The most bang for the buck!
I have always like the 85/15
bronze strings because:
1. when new they sound already broken in..not tinny
2. they last longer than other strings including phosphor and coated strings.
3. they work well with mahogany and rosewood bodied guitars
I would recommend these to
any serious guitarist...pro or living room picker,
and this is coming from a songwriter performer!
Buy them now you will not be disappointed!






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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