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John Pearse® Acoustic Six String Guitar 80/20 Bronze Bluegrass, .012 - .056, 250LM

John Pearse® Acoustic Six String Guitar 80/20 Bronze Bluegrass, .012 - .056, 250LM
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44% Recommend this product (4 of 9 responses)
By Jarrod W.
New Hampshire
Great strings and great sound
August 26, 2022
Longtime guitarist (however I'm primarily a bassist) and juststrings.com patron dating back to the 90's. On Acoustic I've typically used Martin strings. Recently I purchased an Alvarez Master Works guitar and really liked the sound of the strings it came with. Did a bit of research and found out that they were "John Pearse" 80/20 Bronze strings. So I gave them shot and absolutely love them. The top end of them is very bright at first, but it mellows after a few hours of playing. Overall they have a full rich and full sound with large punchy bass response. The 80/20 Bronze strings are definitely going to give you a "Vintage" sound. Stay in tune well and have a long life considering they are 80/20, which typically are not considered long lasting. Even after a couple of months of regular playing they still sound good and not "dead". I'm sold on these strings and have switched all 3 of my acoustic guitars to them.
  • Rich full sound and last long for a 80/20 Bronze string. Nice full and punchy low end.
  • Very bright at first. But top end mellows after a few hours of playing.
By Greg K.
Los Angeles, CA
My favorite acoustic strings.
March 7, 2021
I love the feel and the sonic balance of the strings. I play a Maple back and sides guitar so the darker 80/20 brass works nicely with the bright maple.
By Rick Y.
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Just what I was looking for.
November 8, 2019
This Bluegrass set of strings was just what my J45 needed to give it a little more punch that the Pearse Lights that I was using. Gave the ole guitar a little extra sand and volume that was needed.
By Bill
Great strings
October 4, 2019
I've been playing 50 years .these are the bust sounding longest lasting ,the bluegrass bronze strings are awesome.great tone for acoustic playing ..I'd recommend them ..
By Linzey H.
John Pearce 250 Bluegrass Guitar Strings
May 10, 2017
Doc Watson put me on to the strings many years ago.. . I go through a set every 3 to 4 weeks. I put on a new set before each gig. I burned through four sets at MerleFest last week. Highly recommend...linzey
By JohnM
I'm Back!!
April 5, 2016
While these strings were too bright for my Collings guitars (gone), they sound great on my new Martin D28s. The strings really cut through.
By eTravlz
Nothing but the best
June 20, 2010
These are the best stings I've ever used. I love the rich tone from the heavier string. I've put these on Alvarez, Martins, Fenders, and custom guitars. Every guitar sounds amazing. The heavier gauge may be a bit hard for some players to use at first, but are well worth the tone if you got the muscle. Note this gauge is not for beginners. I still recommend John Pearse strings but if your starting off, get a light or custom light set. These have about 180 lbs of string tension in standard and are very difficult for those who's hands and arms aren't trained yet. Buy these and enjoy the true sound of your guitar!!
By JT K.
string review
April 15, 2010
The best strings on the planet. Love the tone.
By M W.
Great Strings
October 28, 2009
I have been using these strings for well over 3 years now and I am still happy with the sound. They work well on my dred. I pick bluegrass and like the full open sound they provide. I have tried many other strings and keep coming back to these. Plus I have never broken one. Every guitar has a diff sound with diff strings. I have found these work best to the way I want to sound.

I order them from Just Strings as well. So far they have the best price and have gotten them to me amazingly fast. I don't think I could be happier with Just Strings.






1st E

Silvered Plain



2nd B

Silvered Plain



3rd G

80/20 Bronze Wound



4th D

80/20 Bronze Wound



5th A

80/20 Bronze Wound



6th E

80/20 Bronze Wound




John PearseÒ Strings

"English studio musician John Pearse first began researching into music string manufacture in the mid-sixties. The first person, ever, to teach guitar on television - his BBC lessons have been seen in six countries while his PBS series, STRINGALONG, was shown in most US television markets whilst becoming perhaps the best selling video guitar course both nationally and internationally. He is the author of some forty books on such diverse subjects as instrument building and technique- to cooking and the traditional art of fly fishing! In 1965 John began his collaboration with British Music Strings, a London string maker, to develop a guitar string with both a longer life and a more accurate vibrating and nodal pattern. His designs were so successful that, over the years, both British Music Strings and Thomastik marketed strings under his name. John also designed string lines for Bourne Guitars and Jay Associates, makers of the Jester guitar line.

In 1978 he came to the United States to develop a unique line of accessories for the C.F.Martin Company. It was here that he again met dulcimist Mary Faith Rhoads. After eighteen months, he decided to leave Martin, and, with Mary Faith, started Breezy Ridge Instruments to produce the Breezy Ridge Hammer Dulcimer. His revolutionary design proved itself to be the best sounding Hammer Dulcimer ever made. Next came a line of music strings designed especially for the professional musician. Within months, word of these exciting strings had spread across the country and pressure from both the public and beleaguered dealers had persuaded John and Mary Faith to make their line available to stores and things have just kept growing since then!"



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