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John Pearse® Acoustic/Electric Six String Guitar Nickel Wound Jazz Light, .011 - .050, 2600

John Pearse® Acoustic/Electric Six String Guitar Nickel Wound Jazz Light, .011 - .050, 2600
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43% Recommend this product (3 of 7 responses)
By Jim
John Pearse Electric/Acoustic Strings
November 5, 2022
I've had my Martin D35 since the early 70's and these are the best sounding strings I've played. Clear, sweet, raunchy, plugged in or unplugged all great sound. I usually play John Pearse or Martin lights. I gave them a five, but haven't worn them out yet to see how long they last.
By Aaron M.
Brooklyn, NY
Pearse Jazz 2600 (11)
January 19, 2022
“Light” is relative…in the spectrum from lightest to heaviest electric guitar strings these are pretty close to the middle. The feel and tone of the wound strings seems to be something special with all the Pearse nickel jazz sets, so it’s really just a question of finding the tension that best suits you. The timbre of these strings has huge spectrum depending on touch, and they also take well to strumming, if that’s your thing.
  • Sound, feel, sensitivity, materials, construction, cost.
  • In my opinion, none.
By Jim S.
Georgetown, CO
John Pearse Strings nickel wound .011 - .050
August 27, 2021
This is the first time I've used JP strings. What a great string. I put them on my Benedetto Bambino Deluxe. Acoustically they really brought out the acoustic sound of the guitar electrically they kept that wonderful stringy sound. But just a bit warmer than acoustically. Intonation is perfect. Nice feel too. You can't go wrong with them. I'm getting another 10 sets as soon as I can.

Jim Stahlhut
By Joe
Love 'Em
October 6, 2015
Wound 3rd for my Gretsch 6120 Jr. w/TVJ pickups . I heard of this old trick to tame a shrill 3rd. Raised the 3rd polepieces to equalize the volume. This worked great - the whole set sounds great. Another review said classic '50s-'60s tone - I agree. Very excellent tuning stability w/ the Bigsby & long life. Yep, I love these!
By Lee K.
JP 2600
April 2, 2011
Used on an Ibanez Jazz with Super 58 pickups. Great feel. Brighter than flat wound original equipment. Better range of sound. Have also used on Taylor T5 excellent sound. The wound G really helps if your used to playing acoustic. Great Strings!
By Rick H.
the only ones
January 5, 2010
John Pearse makes the best strings period! They last longer, don't break, have better tone and volume than anything else on the market. I wish they made a flat wound jazz string as I would like to try them.
By Rey A.
John Pearse #2600 strings
October 8, 2009
These strings are Pure Nickel electric strings which I prefer to nickel wrap. They have a vintage 50's - 60's sound to them. This set has a wound G/3rd string which I like for rhythm playing/Jazz, Chord Melody. Nice warm sound with a little brightness to them compared to flatwounds.






1st E




2nd B




3rd G

Nickel Wound



4th D

Nickel Wound



5th A

Nickel Wound



6th E

Nickel 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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