James How, Rotosound`s founder, revolutionised the acoustic guitar string with his world acclaimed piano string contact core design.
Applied to this acoustic set with 92/8 phosphor bronze windings it offers unrivalled sustain and presence.
Over many years since its inception in the 70`s this string has a loyal following that now numbers many thousands.
A true favourite among players that would not use anything else.
James How, who founded the company in the fifties, engineered a new type of string-winding machine that was a step ahead of the industry and all the strings are produced to the same degree of precision.
In addition to the phosphor-bronze round wounds, Rotosound also make guitar strings in the piano string design.
That is with the wrap wire stopping short of the ball end so that a section of the core wire is exposed and only the core wire comes into contact with the saddle. These strings are called ‘Country Gold’.
It is actually an old idea and I have a feeling that the very first steel strings used on the guitar in the 1800′s were like that.