Strings for Folk Guitar

Steel strings are stretched on folk guitars. A whole set of steel strings is colloquially named after the high e-string. So in a set of 10, the high e string is 0.010 inches in diameter. Based on this, you can then derive the strength of the other strings, since the common sentences are standardized. The standard material used for wrapping steel strings is bronze. An 80/20 alloy (80% copper, 20% tin) is common. In terms of sound, bronze strings are metallic and assertive in terms of height. Phosphor bronze strings are somewhat harder and more resistant to corrosion. This is an alloy that usually consists of 90-92% copper and 9.5% - 7.5% tin; the rest is phosphorus, these sound a little softer and warmer.