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John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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John Pearse is a small string company, known quite well in bluegrass circles. Great strings!


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John Pearse200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Long life (7)
  • Well built / quality (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best strings I've found!!

I am a professional studio musician for mainly country, Gospel, and bluegrass music. I had been using Elixir's for years and never thought about trying anything else. Well one day i wanted to...Read complete review

I am a professional studio musician for mainly country, Gospel, and bluegrass music. I had been using Elixir's for years and never thought about trying anything else. Well one day i wanted to try out some for the heck of it and I got these John Pearse strings along with a bunch of other strings that were sent to me to see if I would market. These strings blew me away!! They had a louder sound than any other strings i tried. They had a super great tone. I was able to tell a very noticeable difference in the rich lows that were added with these strings. The only bad thing is they don't last as long as the coated strings but sometimes you have to decide if you want a better tone and change strings more often or have something like Elixir's that don't sound as good but can stay on there for a longer time. Oh and even people that have no clue about guitars, would hear my guitar and ask if I done something to it b/c it sounded louder and better and I have a Customized Larivee that Jean made for me!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great while they lasted!

These were great strings- great tonality,great clarity- can hear every note; but they went completely dead in a couple of days. At $ a set, these should have lasted a couple...Read complete review

These were great strings- great tonality,great clarity- can hear every note; but they went completely dead in a couple of days. At $ a set, these should have lasted a couple of months. Would not buy again.
These strings are overpriced.

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5.0

Rich, bold, bell tone and great sustain.

By Nature Boy

from Alexandria, VA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    These are the strings that Doc Watson used. For bluegrass and oldtime, these are the best I've used. The tone and volume really cut through the noise.

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    5.0

    Yes. Will buy again.

    By John

    from Illinois

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Make my Martin ring. Best strings I've ever used...

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      5.0

      Great Deal on Good Merchandise

      By Ron Osaki

      from Aurora, CO

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I've used John Pearce 200s for years. Musicians Friend had a good deal on them so I bought them
        before I really needed them.--I haven't used strings from this purchase, but expect that they'll meet Pearce's
        high standards. This review is more for the price and service than about the quality of the merchandise. Thanks, Musicians Friend, for the price break!

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        5.0

        Excellent Strings at an Excellent Price

        By Richard

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Great sound at an excellent price.

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        5.0

        My favorite strings

        By Jack

        from Colorado

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I've used these strings for several years with good results. I like the tone on both my flat tops and arch tops. Never had a problem.

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          5.0

          best ever

          By chief slapaho

          from s.c.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            took me 40+ years to find these. won't ever use another brand on acoustic guitar again

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The Best Strings on Planet Earth

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            By Unplugged Guy

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Ever wonder why your guitar never has the sweet woody sounds like the old recordings of Simon and Garfunkel, Jim Croce, James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, Harry Chapin, Gordon Lightfoot, Arlo Guthrie, or the Grateful Dead? It's because NONE of those artists used phosphor bronze strings for their recordings (and definitely no coated strings either)!

              No they used 80/20's to get their amazing sounds, and John Pearse makes the best 80/20 strings in the world!

              Bright and sparkling when first put on your guitar, and then within a week they mellow to warm and clear perfection. And then that sound lasts and last.

              Try these strings. Give them 2 weeks and you'll be hooked on them for a lifetime!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              John Pearse 80/20 acoustic

              By JC

              from Tampa, Fl.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  Just put on my first set of John Pearse 80/20. I've been using Elixers on my 16 series martin. The difference in sound is pretty dramatic. It just sings.

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best strings I've found!!

                  By Country guitar picker!

                  from Nashville, TN

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    I am a professional studio musician for mainly country, Gospel, and bluegrass music. I had been using Elixir's for years and never thought about trying anything else. Well one day i wanted to try out some for the heck of it and I got these John Pearse strings along with a bunch of other strings that were sent to me to see if I would market. These strings blew me away!! They had a louder sound than any other strings i tried. They had a super great tone. I was able to tell a very noticeable difference in the rich lows that were added with these strings. The only bad thing is they don't last as long as the coated strings but sometimes you have to decide if you want a better tone and change strings more often or have something like Elixir's that don't sound as good but can stay on there for a longer time. Oh and even people that have no clue about guitars, would hear my guitar and ask if I done something to it b/c it sounded louder and better and I have a Customized Larivee that Jean made for me!!

                    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                     
                    5.0

                    Strings sound great right out of the box

                    By Songwriter99

                    from Central California

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts

                      Comments about John Pearse 200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      These are my standard strings on a big rosewood Martin dred. Been using them for about 5 years, and though they cost a little more, to me they are worth it. They are consistent, don't break, and sound great -- even right out of the box.

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