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John Pearse200L 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Long life (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (3)

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

best ever

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from s.c.

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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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    5.0

    The Best Strings on Planet Earth

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    from Denver, CO

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    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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      5.0

      John Pearse 80/20 acoustic

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      from Tampa, Fl.

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      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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          5.0

          Best strings I've found!!

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          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!!

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            5.0

            Strings sound great right out of the box

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            from Central California

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            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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              2.0

              Great while they lasted!

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

              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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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Too dark and muddy

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

              I tried these after other folks had given good reviews for them. I put them on my Tacoma JR55 Jumbo rosewood/spruce and on my Asian Breedlove maple/spruce dreadnaught guitar. They were so dark and muddy that I replaced them by the next day with EXP light gauge strings. I am now sold on the EXP; 80/20 bronze for bluegrass boldness, or phosphor bronze for warmth. Elixir is good, but they don't seem to keep good tone after a month or so. If you like a brighter sound, you might want to try another string rather than John Pearse. I wish I had spent my money on D'Addario EXP's!

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent for bluegrass

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              from Undisclosed

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

              Ive been playin bluegrass most of my life with martins, but when i found john pearse i decided to try em out because i liked the way the package looked. turns out they are some of the best strings i have ever put on my takamine g-series. excellent sound! i strongly recomend them to anyone.

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              5.0

              You Will Love These Strings

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              from Mio, Michigan

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

              I bought these while on the road at a small music store, they had one set of acoustic strings left, John Pearse,so making a choice was easy. I put them on my Martin D-18 and it sang like never before! No doubt the best strings you can buy, for longevity, tuning, and great sound. I have never bought anything else since and that was many years ago. I've told every player I know about these, that's how impressed I am.

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              5.0

              the best strings for acoustic period.

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              from nj

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

              I love these strings. I have these on my martin d18vs and all I can say is wow. If you want to hear what your guitar sounds like, these are the strings to get. Hear all the wood tones, the clarity is amazing.

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