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D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings, Light
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- D'Addario's most popular acoustic guitar string set, known for its superb, long-lasting tone and comfortable playability
- Preferred for its warm, bright, and well balanced acoustic tone
- Corrosion resistant packaging for strings that are always fresh
- Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance
- String Gauges: Plain Steel .012, .016, Phosphor Bronze Wound .024, .032, .042, .053; The six "edges" of the core wire bite into the softer wrap wire, securing it all along its length
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Size: Pack of 1 | Style Name: Light | Package Type: Standard Packaging
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Phosphor Bronze Features
- D'Addario's most popular acoustic guitar strings.
- Preferred for their warm, bright, and well balanced acoustic tone.
- Versatile enough for all musical genres.
- Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance.
D'Addario Phosphor Bronze
Acoustic Guitar Strings
Phosphor Bronze was introduced to string making by D'Addario in 1974 and has become synonymous with warm, bright, and well balanced acoustic tone. D'Addario Phosphor Bronze strings are precision wound with corrosion resistant phosphor bronze onto a carefully drawn, hexagonally shaped, high carbon steel core. The result is long lasting, bright sounding tone with excellent intonation. D'Addario Phosphor Bronze strings also employ a round wound construction which delivers the traditional textured feel most players are familiar and comfortable with.
Top Customer Reviews
I have strung literally thousands of guitars over my 40 years of repairing stringed instruments. D'Addario EJ16s are IMHO the best strings money can buy- it is the standard of the industry for good reason... they're simply the best string available! D'Addario's corrosion-proof sealed bags ensure you get them as fresh as when they left the factory. Lower grade cheap strings are shipped in simple paper envelopes and allow the metals inside to oxidize just while sitting on the shelf at the warehouse, store or while in your case. On the other hand, expensive hand made strings, like DRs or J Pierce, are wrapped way too tightly, thus, have too much mass, so your guitar's intonation and rod will probably need to be readjusted. They also play stiffly. D'Addario uses the best steel and bronze alloy and wraps the wound strings with just the correct tension over a hex-shaped inner wire. This causes the outter wrapped wire to essentially be "locked" onto the inner hex wire. This secure wrap keeps it from separating and allows the string to breathe and bend great. They're also VERY resistant to breakage. I have only broken a handful of D'Addarios over several thousand restringings, and the breakages usually only occurred due to a burr on the tuner post, nut, or bridge. On strings like Martin SPs, they're known to be a more bendable string than Daddarios. This is because the inner wire of the wound strings are much smaller in diameter. This leads to easier string breakage and easier separation of the inner wire and outter wrap wire. TRUST ME ON THIS... you will love Daddario EJ16 strings!
Most of what I play consist of finger style / classical songs, and these strings are quite easy to tap with. I've never had any problems, and the strings themselves come with color coded ball points to indicate which string is which (for a quick and easy string changing). If tapping/finger style isn't your bag, these strings should still satisfy your needs. The Guitarist "Tim Reynolds" uses these very same strings on his Martin Guitars, and I can't emphasize more on how amazing the bottom (thickest) string sounds, especially when palm muted.
If you do decide the buy these strings, I doubt you will be disappointed, but if you find it doesn't meet your needs then I have had the pleasure of playing on Elixir strings very recently, which you might check out instead. If I know anything about Guitars, I know that I'll be using D'Addario or Elixir strings from now on. I suggest you do the same.
I usually fingerpick and sometimes strum -- just your typical living room player who's too chicken to perform -- and I've used these with small body and dreadnaught Martins and Gibsons. If you buy these via a 3 pack or a 10 pack, you usually can get these for under $5 a set, and sometimes around $4 a set if there's a good deal running.
As my skills as a guitarist have improved (and my wallet got a little fatter), string changes are a joy. Have a strobe tuner and these strings will stretch through about 2 rounds of tuning and stay real close after that.
I would rather have a real full sound than the ones for 2 to 3 times the price for a coated string (that are supposed to last longer). Buying in a 10 packs allow me to change strings 1 or 2 times a month. These strings have a solid bass and a bit of brassy tenor. I have always felt that quality (guitar, strings, tuner......) make you sound better that you have any right to.
They also are packaged as a "set" so the ends are color coded to indicate the string position and you are not going through all the paper sleeves. Have a sealed plastic bag so the strings are always fresh no matter how long they have set on a shelf.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While each string has a color coded end nowhere on the box or in the packaging do they tell you what the color stands for - I guess it's one of those "the jokes on you"... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Mickey D
These strings are the best and this is a great value for someone who changes a lot of stings. Nice warm tone as compared to the coated strings I've used, luckily my hands don't... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jazzguitarist
These strings are smooth as butter. There's nothing quite as satisfying as strumming a newly strung guitar, and these sound much better than my old ones. Read morePublished 6 days ago by WiseGuy