John Pearse Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings

John Pearse Phosphor Bronze is our best-selling string. The tone is meaty, articulate, and lively, and in my experience (your mileage may vary, of course), they last longer than any other uncoated strings I've ever used. This is why I use these PBs on my own guitars more than any other string. 

My favorite gauge, by the way, is the New Medium. Stringmakers have been producing Custom Light and Slightly Light strings for years, since folks often like a string a bit lighter than true Lights, but not quite as loose and slinky as Extra Lights. Well, John Pearse's New Medium gauge fills that same gap on the heavier side of things. New Mediums are just a bit heavier than Lights, but not quite as heavy as true Mediums. It's worth tossing in a set with your next JP order—if you're like me, you may find yourself restringing all your guitars with New Mediums.

Customer Reviews

Based on 78 reviews
JP Lights

I restrung a friend"s acoustic guitar with JP Lights I received from John. WOW! These JP P/Bronze Lights strings brought this Schenk Ophirio OM back to life! The Ophirio had a different brand of strings. With the former strings on, the guitar sounded okay but not "alive". The JP P/Bronze strings brought out the build quality of Rod Schenk guitars. Thanks John for sending me the John Pearse strings included with my recent purchase. That's why I place an order for sets of JP P/B strings. I will try the JP New Mediums soon. Also the Ophirio sounds great on Open G tuning with the JP P/B.

Love em

Well John is awesome and always helpful when I call. Knowledgeable and honest ( not many in sales are) he also helped me with the strings I wasn’t sure which one to get and he recommended new medium. The strings are great first off they sound great and they are cheap!! They are 6.90 a set. I am a new fan and will be getting them from now on. Thanks John!!

JP New Mediums

Great quality strings and perfect gauge for fingerstyle. Shoreline is great to deal with & offers top-notch customerservice. Highly recommended!

Happy, HaPPy, HAPPY!

Bought an Ibanez spruce-mahogany that had other factory installed strings. It sounded fine out of the box but not the sound I was looking for from a spruce/mahogany. I ordered these strings, not sure what to expect. Wow!, I love, love, love the sound now. My new guitar sounds amazing...

Pearse Slack Key set

Great item and the gauge is perfect for DADGAD

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