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GHS Acoustic Guitar White Bronze Alloy 52 6 Strings Ex. Light, .011 - .048, WB-XL

GHS Acoustic Guitar White Bronze Alloy 52 6 Strings Ex. Light, .011 - .048, WB-XL
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By Floridave
GHS White Bronze Rocks!
October 4, 2019
I’m a gigging musician playing 3-6 shows per week for eight years and I’ve tried every acoustic guitar string out there. Even made a string rating chart five years ago trying to narrow down the longest lasting and best tone holding strings out there. I was going through 2-4 sets a week (play both12 string and 6 string). GHS was the clear winner with their nickel based White Bronze strings. They stay bright much longer and last up to 6-7 shows instead of the 4 max shows I was getting with any other strings. And the tone brand new is the best I’ve found (even over $40 strings). Just got a Variax JTV 59 and they’re the best for that too! Hope this narrows down someone else’s endless quest for the perfect string!
T-5 Taylor
416 ce limited Taylor
GA 3 12 string Taylor
1972 D-12 28 Martin 12
Long lasting; brightest out of the box; cheap! None
GHS White Bronze
December 9, 2015
These could be your first choice on an electric guitar. They really put power in coil pickups.
These could be your first choice for your acoustic guitar. Clean bridge tone, as good as and a lot like 80/20 strings. If you put a coil with your peizo on a acoustic guitar, to play amplified both ways, these are the only choice. Well not quite, but the DR Zebras don't do either acoustic or electric as well as these. They have a bassier sound, which has its place. I like bright better.
By Charlie W.
White Bronze Acoustic/Electric
April 20, 2012
These are without a doubt the best strings I have ever used. Fingers would start to hurt around the end of the second set and the last set was a bear. With these strings I can play 3 1/2 hours straight on a gig and feel like I haven't played a set. If you would have told me I would rave about a set of strings I would have thought you were nuts, but I love these strings - best I have found in 46 years of playing.
By Rick
GHS White Bronze Ex light 11-48
March 21, 2011
Love'm - Clear, crisp, bright tone - great for Fingerstyle playing.
By Ian C.
White Bronze XL
April 20, 2010
I tried these "filament wire" stings specifically for a flat-top acoustic with a magnetic pickup (an old Martin 00-18E with a factory DeArmond). Perhaps surprisingly, they are actually a viable choice just for their acoustic tone, which is different than real bronze or brass, somewhat akin to an archtop thin hollowbody type of sound with nickel steel strings when unplugged (only louder and fuller, of course) in that there are fewer complex overtones, but much better than resorting to a set of nickel steel electric strings on your flat-top acoustic in order to activate a pickup, which just sounds dead, thin and sour. Their more narrowly-focused sound as compared with regular acoustic strings worked well in this lighter-tension gauge, but I haven't yet tried a heavier set. I preferred these to the DR Zebras I tried for the same purpose, which I felt were sort of working at cross-purposes with their two kinds of windings, the White Bronze having a more unified and consonant sonic personality. So great for use with a pickup, but also worthwhile simply for another acoustic tone alternative, and they do last a long time and are nicely playable. At the very least, these won't make you want to plug your ears when you unplug from your amp!






1st E

Plain Steel



2nd B

Plain Steel



3rd G

Nickel/Iron Roundwound



4th D

Nickel/Iron Roundwound



5th A

Nickel/Iron Roundwound



6th E

Nickel/Iron Roundwound




"GHS WHITE BRONZE ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC guitar strings are wound with "Alloy 52Ô ", a special, magnetically active material, over a hex core that is ideal for all amplified or unamplified acoustic guitars. This non-tarnishing material delivers an extra-brilliant sound with a very long 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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