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D'Addario EJ11 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings, Light, 12-53


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  • D'Addario's most popular acoustic gauge, ideal balance of tone and playability
  • Extra-bright tone mixed with deep and projecting bottom end
  • String Gauges; Plain steel .012, .016, Nickel Wound .024, .032, .042, .053
  • Corrosion resistant packaging for fresh strings, always!
  • Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance
44 new from $0.01 1 used from $3.51

Also Available in EXP Coated Version
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D'Addario EJ11 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings, Light, 12-53 + D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings, Light, 3 Sets + Planet Waves Pro Winder String Winder and Cutter
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Product Details

Style Name: Light
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inches ; 1.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000EEL6GY
  • Item model number: EJ11
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,273 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 16, 2004

Product Description

Style: Light

From the Manufacturer

D'Addario's best selling 80/20 Bronze gauge, EJ11s offer the ideal balance of volume, projection and comfortable playability.

80/20 Bronze, commonly referred to as brass, is the original acoustic string alloy selected by John D'Addario Sr. and John D'Angelico in the 1930s. 80/20 Bronze strings are popular for recording due to their crisp, deep and projecting tone and appeal to many traditionalists and vintage enthusiasts for their historical significance. All D'Addario acoustic strings are wound on a hexagonally shaped, high carbon steel core, resulting in long lasting, bright sounding tone with excellent intonation.

D'Addario, the world's largest manufacturer of musical instrument strings, is known as The Players Choice with a reputation for unsurpassed quality and consistency. D'Addario's innovative, packaging reduces waste and provides protection from corrosion. All D'Addario strings are manufactured in the U.S.A. using proprietary, digitally controlled, state-of-the-art machinery for unmatched performance, set after set.

Product Description

80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings are sometimes referred to as Brass strings. 80/20 Bronze strings are known for their crisp bright tone, and are popular with stage and studio professionals.


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Very good sound.
Al H. Hiura
They may not last as long, but they are the sweetest-sounding strings I've ever played.
T. J. Stone
They had a very nice and balanced mids and highs.
Adam G

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By tangent VINE VOICE on February 24, 2011
Style Name: Light Verified Purchase
I've been using D'addario phosphor bronze strings for years, they are nice but these sound way better. These strings give that brilliant and sparkly tone heard on many recordings of famous acoustic instrumental players like Don Ross, Hedges, etc..

I always wondered how they got that bright and full tone while playing fingerstyle, I always thought it was due to higher quality woods on their guitars or something but now I am certain that it has a lot to do with using real bronze strings rather than phosphor bronze.

Of course, their brilliant tone does come with a cost.. the reason they add phosphorous to phosphor bronze strings is because it strengthens the alloy and adds corrosion resistance. So these strings will lose their tone much faster as they stretch easier and are more prone to corrosion from sweat and grime. Also I haven't been able to find these in the bulk packs like the phosphor bronze which raises the price somewhat.

That said, its worth the cost and the hassle in my opinion.. makes me wish my acoustic had locking tuners for easier string changes like my electric guitars do =)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By T. J. Stone on September 1, 2009
Style Name: Light
I tried many different types of strings before I found D'Addario EJ11s. Now they are practically the only strings I will put on an acoustic guitar. They have a beautiful bright, crisp sound, and a deep, projecting lower end. Just be aware that this comes at a price. The great initial sound of these strings typically fades within a couple weeks, and they will be completely dead within a few months. That said, for those who play often and don't mind the price or hassle of replacing their strings every few months, I highly recommend EJ11s. They may not last as long, but they are the sweetest-sounding strings I've ever played.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Old Slappy Mc Gee on February 4, 2011
Style Name: Light Verified Purchase
These strings are one of the many sets I've tried on a Seagull S6 Dreadnought and so far, these BY FAR sound the best. The bluegrass version is VERY nice too though (D'Addario EJ14 Custom Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings). I definitely prefer these to D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze, as those are not as crisp and bright as these 80/20's are. Lasts about 3 weeks when playing daily, then become a bit darker and eventually fuzz out pretty bad in a couple months. I don't think you'll be disappointed if you haven't yet tried them. Like I say, they are my "go-to" strings now.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David M Bristor on January 10, 2012
Style Name: Light Verified Purchase
For the first few days, these strings sound fine. Maybe, as others have said, better than D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings, Light, 3 Sets. Maybe not: I don't have a set of each on 2 different guitars, so it's hard to tell.

Regardless of the initial sound, the joy of playing them is short-lived. For a couple weeks of daily play, maybe, they sound fine. After that, they sound a little dull. I switch tunings a lot, which probably shortens their playability's lifespan. Considering price and sound quality, they seem more expensive than Elixir Light Nanoweb 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings.

Strings and picks are about the cheapest ways to experiment with a guitar's sound. These were worth a try, but I likely won't use them again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T WORTHINGTON on May 19, 2014
Style Name: Light Verified Purchase
Just fantastic and really improved the sound of my Ibanez, a far warmer and crisper tone. Will not hesitate to purchase again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carlos & Gloria Guerra on May 15, 2013
Style Name: Extra Light Verified Purchase
I bought these strings to replace the strings on my Hofner acoustic. The gauge is pretty good for a deeper tone. I might try a lighter set next time, but these have a good clear tone from low to high, and are fairly comfortable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JP on January 9, 2012
Style Name: Medium
These strings are genuine in the new style packaging with a serial that checks out and the correct hex core. There are some cheap counterfeits out there.

Having said that, they are very bright sounding out of the box, almost too bright and jangly, but that's what you should expect from 80/20 bronze. If you want something a little more mellow or warmer, get the phosphor bronze. Great strings for the price if they hold up well. Also, I was able to easily tune these to DADDDD tuning (to play Goo Goo Dolls) with the B string cranked up to a high D without breaking it.
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By mike amabile on April 28, 2014
Style Name: Light Verified Purchase
Tonal quality is subjective so this review would be as well. However, I can say that these strings seem to hold up well and sound great in my opinion.
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