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John Pearse® Acoustic Six String Guitar Phosphor Bronze & Silk Light, .011 - .049, 510L

John Pearse® Acoustic Six String Guitar Phosphor Bronze & Silk Light, .011 - .049, 510L
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By Bill
pearse strings
November 8, 2020
great tone soft playing. glad i found these. silky
By Paul
Oxford, MS
These strings never disappoint
October 1, 2019
Having used these strings for about 10 years, I can safely say they are one of my favorites.

When matched with my Takamine 1995 EF291m Artist guitar, they work perfectly. Just the right mellower sound for softer ballads and small venues.
ProsNice feel, soft, mellow tone, and good string life
ConsThe light gauge tend to lose their sound a little sooner than the light/medium.
By Kevin P.
John Pearse ''Silks''
May 21, 2015
I tried some of these strings out as I prefer a more comfortable string to do finger work with. Overall I would say that they are OK. In my opinion the Martin FX Silk and Phos/Bronze is on balance a superior string; better sustain, brightness and suprising "Buzz Free". There are numerous "Low Tension" sets on offer now, Thomastik, Newtone and so on. They all have a plus and a minus in some area. Some are just plain very expensive!! Having read the "Hype" about the "Silks" I gave them a try, but I would rate them behind the Martins, Newtones and Thomasticks.
By Bill H.
July 13, 2011
I am using the Light .011 and like them very much. I have not strung the Light/Mediums. The Light's I would give a 4-star... Maybe a 5 after I assess the durability.
By Simon K.
May 4, 2011
I've played many brands of strings over the years but yours [John Pearse] is hands down the best. Simon Kirke.
By Pivot
John Pearse Bronze & Silk
December 20, 2010
I bought these strings for a 1910 Washburn parlor guitar, hoping they would be less of a strain on the neck. I was pleasantly surprised with the brighter bronze sound, unlike regular silk & steel strings. They seem to last a fairly long time, too. I only use them on this guitar.
By Jon T.
John Pearse Bronze and Silk
November 7, 2010
I love them. Great feel great tone. Seriously improves the tone of what I thought was an almost perfect guitar (Morgan 00M). I play mostly nylon (Taylor NS32ce) and the silk and bronze lean well in that direction. I find the sound fuller and more powerful than the usual John Pearse lights that I use (600L) I will stay with these for this guitar.
By Brian
Hybrid Strings...
September 27, 2010
I call these Hybrid strings because they are definitely different than any other strings I have ever had... I like the softer feel (I can play longer)... I did have to turn up my DI box into the PA on the bass side since I compete with a guy on a Yamaha Piano in our duo... they do get a tad sloppy with heavy strumming but overall I like them and, depending on the length of life, I will probably stick with them... the tone is good once I tweaked the DI box... I don't know if I would use them just acoustically around the campfire...
By Steve C.
John Pearse Acoustic 6 string
September 6, 2010
By Jaybird
July 13, 2010
These are a really nice change from regular phosphor/bronze or 80/20s. They're a bit softer in feel and volume but not floppy or dull on my Recording King ROS 626 solid mahogany/spruce 12 slothead. Very 'round' sounding, almost like a classical and they don't sound at all brassy or harsh. I like 'em and want to try them on my Martin 00-21.






1st E

Silvered Plain



2nd B

Silvered Plain



3rd G

Phosphor Bronze & Silk



4th D

Phosphor Bronze & Silk



5th A

Phosphor Bronze & Silk



6th E

Phosphor Bronze & Silk




The New John Pearse® #510L & #610LM SILKS

The exciting new SILKS sets mark a departure from orthodox acoustic string design. Formulated for the electric guitarist who doubles on acoustic, this set features a never before possible "playing ease" tension married with the warmth and projection for which our acoustic strings are famous. Our triple annealed mild steel is pulled through a draw plate to make an extra skinny core. Onto this is wound a silk multifilament which cushions a phospor bronze winding. This is NOT a silk and steel set. The natural edginess of the phosphor bronze winding is tempered by the silk cushion to produce a tone that studio players everywhere are likening to our 80/20 bronze sets after they have been played in. Steve Sheehan, lead guitarist with the Judds, asked us to make this set. Guitarists all over America are thanking him!

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