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John Pearse® Classical Guitar Thomastik John Pearse Strings Silver Plated/Nylon Wound Ball End .016 - .043, THO

John Pearse® Classical Guitar Thomastik John Pearse Strings Silver Plated/Nylon Wound Ball End .016 - .043, THO
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By Bob H.
Wonderful on my Cordoba GK Pro Negra
July 10, 2017
Great clarity and projection, substantially better than the OEM Savarez strings that came with this guitar. I always get good results with strings made by Thomastik Infeld even when they have the John Pearse label on them!
By Mark
May 5, 2015
I put these strings on my classical La Patrie Concert CW. It was as if I bought a whole new Guitar with unbelievable clarity and brightness. The trebles are really up there with very responsive voices. The bass strings came alive with balance, prior to this it was too booming, now like I said, it is like owning a new guitar. The ball end really makes installation very easy. These strings brought out the true tone that this guitar had in it all along. When its plugged in to an amp it is just the ultimate guitar for the money. This set up gives my other expensive Ramirez R1 CWE some serious competition.
By mike i.
Great strings
February 25, 2013
These are the strings I've been looking for! I'm an older guy now, and I need strings that are easy on my hands. I bought a nylon guitar so I can keep playing the guitar and then found out these stings are ok for a nylon guitar. Very, very pleased!! I don't know why you can't find more stings like these.
By Rick
John Pearse Folk Strings
September 19, 2011
Having a dark sounding Yamaha G225, I am always looking for a bright set of strings. Every string set I 've tried manufactured by Thomastik-Infed has been excellent. These are outstanding! The tone is bright, clear, and project better than anything that I have used on a classical guitar. This is a premium quality product. You get what you pay for.
By Ruben
Almost Perfect
May 13, 2011
I love the John Pearse strings. They give the extra zing to your nylon string guitar. However I ended up replacing the high E string with a regular low tension Nylon string because it made my guitar sound too much like an acoustic steel string guitar. Now I have a nice balanced sound. But for you these strings may be perfect just as they are. They will definitely change the tone of your guitar towards the steel string sound but without the tension. I don't think I will go back to regular Nylons again.
By Kevin P.
John Pearse/Tomastick Folk Strings
April 30, 2011
I've been using these for some years now on my Godin Multiac Nylon classical and ACS guitars.
The trebles blow every thing out there away without a doubt. All other nylon treble strings would be better off using a rubber band; and yes I've tried them all. My only wish would be that the Bass strings were some what higher in tension; this would be my only gripe. However there is nothing else like these out there and even though I've tried the recommended new technologies in nylon strings I end up regretting the expense and wonder why I bothered. The sensible graduation of the strings is a mighty plus instead of finding a thick dull G string and proceeding into rubberband territory.
By stan h.
Thomastik J.P.
April 24, 2011
Perfect for my Martin 0-16NY with classic neck but designed for light steel also.
They play easy and pretty.

Only drawback, some strings have produced unexplained undamped high harmonic ringing. When that happened I put tiny paper in nut groove.
By John H.
May 24, 2010
These are fantastic strings and I wish I
found them a lot sooner.
By Rick
John Pearse/T-I Folk Strings
March 12, 2010
These are fabulous strings for older guitars where string tension may be an issue. They are not tinny sounding like other Folk strings.
By Bruce F.
Great strings.
October 12, 2009
For classical, flamenco, folk, & popular styles of music. These are the most amazing treble strings out there. Yes they are bright, but that's what makes them so versatile. With a rope core covered in nylon; this is the most unique string on the market. So thanks, Thomastik-Infeld for creating these strings.






1st E

Nylon Flat Wound on Steel Core



2nd B

Nylon Flat Wound on Steel Core



3rd G

Nylon Flat Wound on Steel Core



4th D

Round Wound on Nylon Core



5th A

Round Wound on Nylon Core



6th E

Round Wound on Nylon Core




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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