Rotosound’s Super Bronze Acoustic Strings Make A Comeback

Rotosound have been around for a long time, over 50 years in fact, and during that time they've come to be regarded by many as one of the better string manufactures in the guitar world.

Some of their remarkable achievements have been launching the first roundwound guitar string back in 1963, and the first black nylon coated bass string in 1967, and the first pressure wound bass guitar string in 1977.

In 1974 Rotosound’s founder, James How, pioneered the ‘contact core’ designed acoustic string originally known as 'Country Gold’s'. The initial design was based on the strings centre core resting on the bridge of the guitar. This helps to:

  • Create longer sustain
  • Produce a brighter sound
  • Increase volume
  • Reduce slightly the action on any instrument

The strings have a rich textured tone that stems from the use of Phosphor Bronze; an alloy of copper, tin and phosphor made to Rotosounds exact specifications.

2010 sees the Super Bronze strings brought back into the range using the very latest state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, improved quality control and the finest quality raw materials. They are used by many top artists including Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Walter Trout, Bob Geldof and many others.

Super Bronze strings are available in the following gauges*:

SB10 10 / 14 / 20w / 28w / 40w / 50w

SB11 11 / 15 / 22w / 30w / 42w / 52w

SB12 12 / 16 / 24w / 32w / 44w / 54w

*NB: w denotes wound string

The strings are available worldwide – all the details can be found at

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