Back to Top

D’Addario NB1256 Nickel Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings, Light Top/Med Bottom


D’Addario’s premium uncoated acoustic string set that provides a crisp and clear sound to accentuate the unique tone of your guitar. NB1256 combines medium gauge bottom strings for increased resonance and volume with light gauge top strings for more comfortable playability and single note bending. Nickel Bronze strings are the premium uncoated acoustic strings by D’Addario. Featuring an innovative combination of nickel-plated phosphor bronze wrapped onto a high carbon NY steel core, these strings bring out the unique tonal characteristics of any guitar, allowing its natural voice to truly shine. Nickel Bronze delivers unrivaled clarity, resonance and projection, as well as outstanding balance and harmonically rich overtones. Players will also enjoy improved tuning stability and higher break resistance, thanks to D’Addario-engineered NY Steel cores and plain steel strings.

Product Features

  • Delivers a full tonal spectrum, revealing the unique tonal qualities of your acoustic guitar
  • Increased corrosion resistance for a longer lasting uncoated string
  • Feature D’Addario’s exclusive high-carbon NY steel for unprecedented strength and tuning stability
  • Environmentally-friendly, corrosion-resistant packaging keeps strings fresh
  • Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance

Reblogged 3 years ago from


Gary T. says:

Bright Balanced Tone Not too bad. I usually use the 80/20 type of strings because I like the mellower tone. On my Breedlove guitar (spruce top with solid rose wood back and sides) these strings have a bright but balance tone. I usually stray away from the bright sounding strings, because they sound a little tiny…or at least the ones I have tried. These are too bad. I probably won’t use them on my Breedlove any more, BUT I definitely will put them on my resonator. I have a set of Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze…

Jesse Dylan Watson says:

If you don’t like the sound of new strings, try these I’ve always hated the garish, bright, overbearing sound of new strings. This was not a problem with strings in the past, and is less so a problem with 80/20 bronze, but it’s a huge issue with strings today. Phosphor bronze strings are popular, rightly so, and sound great, but for me personally, I hate how they sound out of the box, and I hate waiting for them to break in. This problem is even more pronounced with coated strings. Martin’s coated strings are the worst offenders, and the issue…

Michael J. Edelman says:

Balanced tone and feel These strings look like nickel electric guitar strings, but they’re actually a nickel-bronze alloy. They look a lot like the GHS White Bronze strings I used to use on my archtops, and they have a similar sound: Bright, without being clangly or metallic sounding. It’s a rich, full, sound, like a set of 80/20 strings strings that have been on a guitar for a few days. I put this set on my Taylor Big Baby as it had the oldest set of any of my guitars and I was pleased with the result. The Big Baby…

Comments are disabled for this post.