As the electric guitar became a key instrument in the evolution of pop music, pure-nickel strings were the standard in the 1950’s and 60’s.
In recent years, nickel-plated strings have become increasingly popular, sparking a debate about which is better. Some guitar purists crave that vintage smooth, warm tone, while others are satisfied with the brighter livelier sounds that nickel-plated delivers.
Pure nickel strings may cost a bit more but they generally last longer. Whatever the choice, nickel has been a longtime player in the music industry.