Ernie Ball 2566 Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Strings - .012-.054 Medium Light

.012-.054 Medium Light Gauge Acoustic Guitar Strings, Aluminum Bronze
Ernie Ball 2566 Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Strings - .012-.054 Medium Light image 1
Ernie Ball 2566 Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Strings - .012-.054 Medium Light image 1
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Hear the Aluminum Bronze Difference!

Ernie Ball strings have been a top choice for players of all types since the early 1960s, when guitarists came into Ernie Ball's music store, customizing their string gauges to make their axes easier to play. After fruitless attempts to interest major guitar manufacturers in a lighter set of strings, Ernie Ball decided to start making his own. When you open a pack of his strings today, you know you're getting a quality set of strings designed to give you great tone, reliable performance, and long life. Ask any Sweetwater guitar expert - you can't go wrong when you string up with Ernie Ball strings!

Increase your guitar's projection and clarity with Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Strings. Utilizing a special blend of copper and aluminum wrappings over Maraging Steel hex cores, these strings bring out pronounced lows and crisp highs from any acoustic guitar. Ernie Ball's Aluminum Bronze acoustic guitar strings are also more corrosion resistant than normal phosphor bronze strings.

Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings Features at a Glance:
  • Type: Acoustic 6-String
  • Aluminum bronze wrap
  • .012, .016, .024, .032, .044, .054
  • Bright tone
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Maraging Steel hex core
Hear your acoustic guitar like never before with Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze acoustic guitar strings!

Tech Specs

Guitar Type Acoustic
Number of Sets 1
Coated No
Gauges .012, .016, .024, .032, .044, .054
Core Material Maraging Steel
Winding Material Aluminum Bronze
Winding Type Round
Manufacturer Part Number P02566

Customer Reviews

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Looooong Lasting, Briiight, good for unplugged performance

These strings lasted for 5 months! I play my guitar 10+ hours per week and I play every other week for an hour at a retirement home. I wasn't sold initially on the tone of the strings, as they are very bright, but this works for playing with a grand piano unplugged. These 2566's made my guitar louder than any other string I've used (I have a Washburn Dreadnought), and not only did they last for 5 months, the strings sounded new for 4 months and only at the end did I notice slight degradation in tone and volume. Who knows what kind of blacksmith magic they used to accomplish this? (Seriously-- do you know? Tell me what you know!) Everyone at the retirement home commented on how good my guitar sounded! Given the good vibes these strings gave me, I still prefer warmer sounding strings but if I ever get a guitar just for playing with groups, I will probably be stringing it up with these aluminum bronze Ernie Balls! I'm hoping we'll see some other alloys coming out of the Ball lab soon! Keep up the mad science Dr. Ernie!
Music background: Aspiring bandleader

Razzle dazzle

Really great strings. Huge sound, loud, sustains for days and the most amazing thing to me is the Air, the vast top ends shimmers and sparkle. I am not crazy about bright sounds, prefer warmth generally, but those are very seductive. They may sound a bit "cold"to some ears but their elegant silkiness might overtake you. Sounds great in my OM Trad Goodall, adding size and more detail to an already highly detailed sound. Those strings will awaken any dull guitar and brighten a nail free finger-style picking approach. Really fabulous strings. I cant wait to test them on all my guitars.
Music background: Musician/Teacher

I'm A Believer

I must say I had high hopes for these strings. My "go to" strings have been GHS Signature Bronze which are great strings. I thought why not give these a go so I did. At first I was a little disappointed because I was hoping to hear brighter right away and I didn't hear a discernible difference from the Signatures.After playing my Larrivee L03 for about an hour I became aware of the solid, clear bottom that was promised. I also was hearing overtones like they were going out of style and as others have said the sustain was phenomenal...really. I'm going to continue to see how they hold up as they are touted to last longer than other uncoated strings. I will definitely buy more of these. Incidentally, I bought the 11-52 set.

I am sold

Awesome strings not coated but who cares? Adds new depth to guitar. I realize that everyone favors certain brands, myself included, and that's cool. Harmonics ring with this set. This string set will definitely find a place with mic recording. Ernie Ball has a winner with these strings. Andy McKee uses these strings and that's why I gave them a try and glad I did.

Give them a try!

Well-balanced and bright, but not tinny. Brings small guitars to life, but should be good for any size instrument. Will add nuance to your playing. Long lasting (in my experience). Think of these strings as a testosterone shot for your acoustic.
See also: Acoustic Strings, Ernie Ball, Ernie Ball Acoustic Guitar Strings