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    Recently, while looking for strings for my 1933 Kalamazoo KG-11 flat-top guitar, I stumbled on these -- GHS Vintage Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings. I tried a boatload of other stuff and I didn't quite like them as much as these GHS. Since they don't get a lot of sexy ad-play, I thought I'd mention it to you fellas. The Kalamazoo KG-11 is a smaller guitar so my guess is that they would work well on L-0, L-00, Waterloo WG-14 and such. As they say YMMV -- but if anyone's had any experience with these, I'd like to hear from you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by archtopeddy
    Recently, while looking for strings for my 1933 Kalamazoo KG-11 flat-top guitar, I stumbled on these -- GHS Vintage Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings. I tried a boatload of other stuff and I didn't quite like them as much as these GHS. Since they don't get a lot of sexy ad-play, I thought I'd mention it to you fellas. The Kalamazoo KG-11 is a smaller guitar so my guess is that they would work well on L-0, L-00, Waterloo WG-14 and such. As they say YMMV -- but if anyone's had any experience with these, I'd like to hear from you!
    And I've got GHS VBS on my 30s Kalamazoo v-neck archtop. They sound great and hold their tuning and just seem to last and last. Never had a problem with GHS strings!

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    Back when I was playing a lot of disco show stuff I used to use GHS Boomers 10s and changed 'em every day. They were like $3 or something ridiculous like that back then.
    Last edited by Woody Sound; 01-23-2020 at 05:52 PM.

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    the ghs vintage bronze are ghs' warmest sounding acoustic bronze string...its an 85/15 copper based ratio...so somewhere in between true "vintage" 80/20 bronze and the later phosphor bronze..which is 92/8 copper


    ghs is great usa string company..excellent company to deal with and has been around over 50 years

    cheers

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    Thanks fellas for the inputs. I also have a 35' Gibson L-30 archtop and it's similar in a lot of ways to the 33' Kalamazoo KG-11. Since I have a few sets of the GHS VBS here, I think the L-30 might be the next candidate. I think as neatomic points out, it's a warmer set of strings and seems to work well with the small body guitars and to my ear helps to bring out a better tone on the KG-11.