Red Brand Copper Bronze Strings. The first brand of Copper Bronze acoustic guitar strings in the world. With the highest copper content of any acoustic guitar strings - more than 80/20 strings, more than phosphor bronze strings - Red String provide precise articulation, a louder sound, greater projection and a warmer, richer tone from the moment you tune 'em up. There hasn't been a signficant new material introduced for acoustic guitar strings in 35 years until now!
7311 Extra Light - 11-15-24-32-42-52
7312 Light - 12-16-25-33-43-53
7323 Bluegrass 12-16-25-36-46-56
7313 Medium - 13-17-26-36-46-56
Overall Rating for Red Brand Copper Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
|(based on 12 reviews)| Tried a set of 12's on my Seagull S.W.S. and was all around satisfied. I didn't have as much trouble as others seem to with intonation/staying in tune...... though I do pull on all new strings fairly hard when stringing my guitar and repeat a few times after tuning. Mostly, though, the projection seemed to die down more after a few weeks and they sounded rather flat to me. Other reputable strings like Curt Mangan and John Pearse seem to project and really sing in that 800-2000 hz range after a couple weeks. These ones, not so much. If they were half the price, I would keep a few sets around for an occasional change of tone. Otherwise, I don't think I'll spend the money on them again.
Good strings but overpriced
By Curtis from Juneau, Alaska on August 28, 2013
Pros:Loose tension. A little easier on the fingers. Bright tone and fairly balanced frequency response.
Cons:Cost. The middle frequencies start to fade out after a few weeks.
I bought a medium set and put it on my Seagull S6 original. I had some issues with it staying in tune for the first half hour but eventually the strings calmed down and settled in. This was the point where i noticed something had gone seriously awry. Everything sounded fine, except for the G. It was super dead. Frankly, it sounded like how a feedback loop sounds. I could hear the G but also the high G and other muddy tones. All the other strings rang out beautifully but that G string sounded like cow manure mud. After fiddling with it and reading up on forums on what to do I just gave up on it, took it out, and put back in the medium phosphor bronze G string from my previous set. Now it sings gloriously, no intonation problems at all. I was worried it was my guitar but really, it was just that crappy crappy G string itself. 4 stars because the rest of the strings are absolutely gorgeous.
The *%$@^&%*^ G-string.
By Leng from Menomonie, Wisconsin on November 30, 2012
Pros:the rest of the set sounds amazing on my dreadnought. rich and warm and full.
Cons:the G string. they should just sell the set with a phosphor bronze G string. that thing is garbage.
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Reading the negative reviews about these strings makes me think of the times I used some real bad strings in the past. I've been playing guitar for forty years and tried countless types and brands of strings. One thing to keep in mind is that these strings are made of almost solid copper giving an extremely warm tone which I've never heard before, even more than phosphor bronze. I've had them on for a month and they still sound good. I play mostly fingerstyle and use a pick sometimes but if I would always strum excessively hard string life will be short with this metal. Remember, a deep warm tone doesn't mean the strings are no good or worn, it's just the sound they produce. If it's brightness you want use 80/20 bronze. What Red Brand claims about their strings is true but maybe the sound is not what everyone wants. If you do mostly fingerstyle these stings are for you.
By Philippe Tremblay on January 19, 2012
Something must be wrong with these strings and Larrivee guitars.
Red extra lights
By John on December 12, 2011
My lone acoustic is an LSV-11, and I had the same problems others did, the D/G, and sometimes B string just sounded completely dead. After coming from the TI-plectrum which was a very low tension string, these are more difficult to play, and also more dull sounding.
I have these strings on my Martin OM. I haven't liked a string so much in years. They remind me of a string I used in the early seventies made by Goya. For me they last as long as any string I use. They take about a week to reach their full potential. They do not sound like any modern string on the market today. I sure hope they keep making them.
Reds, Extra light an Excelant String
By Gary Slippert on August 9, 2011
I was intrigued by the copper/bronze but after putting them on my Larrivee I couldn't wait to take them off. I forced myself to leave them on a week. Finally, I couldn't stand it any longer and removed them and threw them in the trash. Maybe they work better on other guitars. Seems like the G & D strings were completely dead.
Couldn't wait to get these off my guitar
By Andy on June 13, 2011
I may not be able to handle the computer rating system :) but I reiterate - these strings are terrible.
By Bryan on May 27, 2011
I put a set on my L'Arrivee D-60 (Rosewood Dread) and was extremely disappointed. For some reason the G-string was especially bad. It stuck out like a sore thumb while flatpicking. Fingerstyle was no better. Strumming was OK b/c it just blended into the background.
Based on my experience and the other reviews I've read here, save yourself the time/trouble/money of dealing with these finicky strings.
Red Brand - Mediums
By Bryan on May 27, 2011
Loved the Reds on my Rosewood/Adi dread; they made the guitar more of what makes it great - vibrant, powerful, rich, lush. They do need more than 10 minutes of play before they settle into their zone.
By j on May 9, 2011
Didn't love them on my Mahogony/Adi dread. That guitar's primary strength is a direct, clean, fundamental tone. I like nickel strings better on that guitar.
I didn't have any of the durability problems mentioned by others.
Play on a Maton Tommy Emmanuel.
Red Brand fantastic strings. Very light and bright.
By will vossen on July 26, 2010
Used on both a BC Rich B-28 and a Taylor GC 712 (cedar top). Great sound, lot of volume BUT they do not hold up the copper windings are to soft and get beat up on the frets, if you have money to burn or you can write off the cost there worth it. One other thing they are the best looking string you'll ever put on your guitar.
Red Brand Strings
By Bill Braucksiek on February 19, 2010
I play a jumbo maple Taylor, which is a bright, loud guitar. I have tried every brand of new strings I can find in effort to moderate the tone a little. Red Brand strings BY FAR sound better than any I've tried -- warm, even, solid. I actually gave away several sets of Elixirs because I thought I was done with them forever... Unfortunately, the Red strings have no durability. I am a moderate strummer w/ a .88 NYLON pick - so I'm not hard on strings. But after maybe 4 hours of playing, they have lost everything that made them sound so great. I am really disappointed that they don't hold up better, because they really do sound great out of the box!
Great tone...for a minute
By David Lee on January 22, 2010
Red Brand Copper Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings