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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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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
there is a reason that this is considered industry standard, while i like EXP's better these are better value. And I don't mind changing them more oftenPublished 13 hours ago by Dziuggy
The strings are thick, and I feel they need a lot of thension to get in tune for an acoustic guitar :/Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
have used these strings on 6 and 12 string guitars for close to 35 years nowPublished 6 days ago by Glenn L. Mattox Jr.
Excellent strings. My older brother has been using these for years and loves them. I have to say, I have tried some other brands but these are the best for sure. Thanks.Published 6 days ago by Andrew J. Dooley
Compared to elixirs, the only thing these strings are missing is the coating. They have a great dynamic range for my acoustic and have held up to my oily fingers well. Read morePublished 6 days ago by R. Stewart
Bad strings. They ring out but in a bad way that makes you wanna put your hands over your ears. They also peak in their poor performance after 3 weeks and quickly become awful. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Aviv