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 90 reviews
Jake Becker
Slightly Lights

This is a new size string for me. Really glad I did, especially great with my 00 Northwood

Montana Mikey

I don’t write many reviews but these prosphor bronze strings are amazing. They made my cheap thin body guitar sound like a guitar worth 5 times as much. My previous favorite strings were Martins, but these blow them away with the sound.

Kerry Vance
I think these are my new favorite strings

I wanted to try some strings that were slightly heavier than the ones I've used for the last 10 years or so. I am very happy with these New Medium (13-55) Phosphor Bronze John Pearse strings. I also bookmarked Shoreline Music for selling them at the lowest price I could find on-line and for their fine customer service. Thanks.

Jay Blackwell
John Pearce PB Light Gauge

I’ve been using these strings for years. They’re always consistently excellent quality. Even when they’re “dead” they sound good. And I wouldn’t think of getting them anywhere other than Shoreline Music. Their service is second to none and considering fast and free shipping, they’re a real bargain.

Billy Williams

My name is BD Williams. I played on the road about 25 years, and when I felt I needed to stay home awhile I opened a small music store in Athens Tx. I had the opportunity to play lots of strings. John pearse phosphor bronze are by far the best strings I ever had on my acoustic. I play a '63 Gibson Dove, I'm 76 now and still do praise and worship at my church on Sun. Thanks Shoreline for a great price and service..


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