John Pearse 600L Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings (Light)


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John Pearse 600L Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Our rating of 93/100 is based on analysis of 550+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

John Pearse is a brand that's been around since 1980 in America and over 50 years in the UK, and they have built a reputation for producing good quality guitar strings.

The 600L in particular is a light gauge string set for acoustic guitars that's been generating quite the buzz - by guitarists not frets :).

Nothing out of the ordinary with this set, just your standard non-coated Phosphor Bronze set, but it does it job well enough to get quite a lot of high ratings and recommendations from many guitarists.


  • Gauge: Light (.012 to .053)
  • Material: Phosphor Bronze
  • Coated: No

The John Pearse 600L is consistently praised for the immediately noticeable tone improvement that it brings, which many describe as warm and balanced. Many are also pleased with its longevity, given its price tag and that it's not even coated.

There are a few who complain that the strings start to sound different after a couple of weeks, but this maybe due to several other factors, not just string quality.

If you're looking for a no-frills light gauge acoustic guitar string set, then check out the John Pearse 600L.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitar Strings.

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