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Adamas Strings for Acoustic Guitar Nuova phosphor bronze coated
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Adamas Strings for Acoustic Guitar Nuova phosphor bronze coated

  • Adamas Phosphor Bronze coated
  • Solid brass ball-end, E6 and A5 string core and winding each with identical diameter
  • Composite gauging: A5, G3, and H2 string thinner than gradations from other manufacturers.
  • High-end Premium Phosphor Bronze, coated
  • Ultra-thin nano-coating below 1 micron = 0.001 mm is applied to winding wire and core before the string is wound.
  • Alloy specially modified for the coating with a high copper content.
  • Warm, rich, earthy tone
  • Environmentally friendly packaging, strings shrink-wrapped with tarnish protection
  • With ADAMAS NUOVA sticker
  • Complete single string assortment available under 665.308-665.356
  • Original strings of Ovation and Adamas guitars: . 012 set 1818NU (664.650)
  • 1717NU Extra-Light .010 .014 .023w .030w .038w .047w
  • 1749NU Super-Light .011 .015 .022w .032w .042w .052w
  • 1818NU Light .012 .015 .023w .032w .044w .053w
  • 1919NU Medium .013 .016 .025w .035w .047w .056w
  • 1616NU 12-string Light .010/.010 .014/.014 .023w/.010 .030w/.014 .038w/.018w .047w/.027w
GEWA item number:
664.630
Producer item number:
NUCA1047PB

The legendary Adamas Phosphor Bronze strings, now available again as a Historic Reissue in the original specifications from 1980.


They have long been considered the high-end standard for acoustic guitars.

The special alloy with a higher copper content ensures great sound, enormous flexibility and pronounced sustain. Stably held by a solid brass ball end, they sound much fuller than conventional strings.


The composite gauging makes them ideal for fast playing, but retains the rich, full sound expected from a quality acoustic instrument.


In the Historic Reissue RC versions, a round wire is used as the string core instead of a hexagonal one. This means that the winding is fully in contact with the core wire, which produces a longer sustain and a more balanced sound, richer in overtones.

The lower string tension with the same wire thickness improves the playing feel and makes it enormously comfortable.


The Adamas Historic Reissue series includes strings for (electro)acoustic guitars and basses as well as for mandolins.


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Ovation instruments, especially Adamas, have always been among the most innovative guitars imaginable.


But an outstanding guitar also needs outstanding strings. This high standard led the developers of the Ovation guitars, the engineers of the KAMAN company, to become increasingly dissatisfied with the strings of other manufacturers. With their advanced measuring methods, they analysed their weaknesses and began to apply this knowledge when KAMAN acquired the National Musical String Company in 1970, moved it to Connecticut, renamed it Kaman Musical String Company and developed the new ADAMAS strings there.


They added some remarkable features to their new product: a higher-quality phosphor bronze alloy that "darkens" the strings visually and tonally, composite gauging, closed, solid ball ends and high-precision manufacturing.


Since 1980 - just ten years after the development process began - ADAMAS Phosphor Bronze strings have been among the hottest professional strings, whether played on Ovation, Adamas or traditional wooden guitars.


The original equipment of the Ovation and Adamas guitars is the .012 set 1818, today in the modern, nano-coated version.