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Ernie Ball: String Alloys - Acoustic Earthwood Phosphor Bronze

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Crafted for acoustic guitarists seeking a warm yet defined tone, these phosphor bronze strings provide a balanced frequency range ideal for live performances and studio recording. The hexagonal steel core is tin-plated for durability and corrosion resistance, wrapped in phosphor bronze alloy for a mellow tone with excellent note separation. Available in gauges .011, .015, .022, .030, .042, and .052, the 2148 Earthwood strings have a lighter tension that facilitates comfortable playing while producing full-bodied tones with crisp trebles.

Phosphor Bronze Wrap for a Distinctive Tone

The phosphor bronze wrap wire gives the 2148 Earthwood strings their signature tone—rich and resonant while still articulate. Phosphor bronze produces harmonically complex overtones that enhance your acoustic guitar's natural timbre. Despite the warmth, notes ring out with clarity so every chord and melody is heard. The phosphor bronze also helps reduce finger squeak, allowing for confident, fluid playing.

Hexagonal Steel Core for Pitch Stability

At the heart of the 2148 Earthwood strings is a hexagonal steel core wire that provides outstanding pitch stability and longevity. The hexagonal shape gives more surface area for the wrap wire to adhere to, creating a stronger bond that helps keep the strings in tune through dynamic playing styles and environmental changes. The tin plating on the steel also deters corrosion, enabling the strings to stay fresh longer.

Lighter Tension for Playing Comfort

With a lighter gauge and tension, the 2148 Earthwood strings allow for comfortable, low-fatigue playing. The lower tension requires less effort to fret notes and strum chords, making extended practice or performance sessions easier on the hands and fingers. Despite the lighter feel, the strings still produce a full tone with balanced volume and sustain. The combination of warm, resonant tone and effortless playability gives acoustic guitarists an inspiring set of strings for crafting melodies and accompaniments.

Trusted Quality and Freshness

As with all Ernie Ball strings, the 2148 Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings are made from the finest raw materials and sealed to ensure maximum freshness and shelf life. Ernie Ball is dedicated to producing high-quality strings trusted by musicians worldwide.

Ernie Ball 2148 Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
Ernie Ball 2148 Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

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  • Natural feel with excellent projection
  • Warm, rich tone
  • Element shield packaging prolongs string life and keeps strings as fresh as the day they were made
  • Crafted in Southern California, USA. featuring the finest and freshest materials

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