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D'Addario EJ45 Pro-Arte Nylon Classical Guitar Strings, Normal Tension

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  • D'Addario's best selling Pro Arte set, Normal tension offers balance of volume and comfortable resistance
  • Laser sorted clear nylon treble strings for consistent, precise intonation
  • Precision wound basses for warm, projecting tone and the utmost consistency
  • Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance
  • String Gauges: Trebles .0280, .0322, .0403 Basses .029, .35, .043
  • Set of Six strings Musical Notes E,B,G,D,A,E -
  • Item Diameter Tension *J4501 - 0.028 inch (0.711mm) 15.3 lbs (6.94 kg) *J4502 - 0.0322 inch (0.818mm) 11.6 lbs (5.26 kg) *J4503 -
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 14 x 10 inches ; 1.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000EEL6J6
  • Item model number: EJ45
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 12, 2004

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

EJ45, normal tension, is D'Addario's best selling classical set, preferred for its balance of rich tone, comfortable feel and dynamic projection.

Pro-Arte, the world's most popular classical strings are D'Addario's premium classical guitar string sets. All Pro-Arte treble strings are sorted by a sophisticated computer-controlled laser machine which performs diameter and tension measurements, ensuring true-sounding, precise trebles in every set. Pro-Arte basses are wound using silver-plated copper on a multi-filament nylon core for consistent and warm, yet projecting tone.

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

Pro-Arte strings are our the world's best selling and D'Addario's premium classical guitar strings. All Pro-Arte treble strings are sorted by a sophisticated computer-controlled laser machine which performs diameter/tension measurements and quality checks, insuring true sounding, precise trebles in every set. Pro-Arte basses are wound using silverplated copper on a multi-filament nylon core.


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Customer Reviews

Really great sounding strings.
Torx2112
Took me a while to get the strings installed and still needing continuing tuning, they are sounding just fine.
James M. Johnson
Will definitely get them again for my guitar when the ones I have now wear down.
Cody

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Joanna Daneman #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 17, 2012
Despite having played ukulele and guitar as a youth, I didn't realize that strings matter; so when I pulled out a guitar that belonged to my late husband, I remembered that (a) I never liked that guitar, a classical Yamaha model, nothing special and (b) my recent experiments with various ukulele strings have resulted in a respect for what the right strings can do for any instrument.

I bought a set of these strings and strung up the Yamaha. The instrument went from absolutely bland mediocre to a rich, deep, ringing tone, especially in the lower registers.

The strings are well-marked; labels are glued to the ends of the string to tell you who's who. The E string has a thinner area at the end, to allow you to tie off the end on your bridge. (The rest of the wound strings do not have this.)

I'm used to playing with normal tension; I don't like slack tension, but your feelings on this may vary and depending on the kind of guitar you play, you may want the high or low tension instead. The bottom line is that strings are very individualistic and can change the character of your instrument. I now have a very playable guitar and I think these strings sound wonderful.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Elton Pinto VINE VOICE on November 23, 2009
I've been using this model of strings since I first started playing in 2003 and they've been awesome! They're good not only for beginners but intermediate classical guitarists, as well.

I plan on switching to the composites for this model just to see how they stack up, but I don't really have any complaints about them. I had bought these strings on recommendation from a fellow classical guitarist who I had very much respect in (I haven't talked to him in a while, but I'm sure he's still a great guitarist) and multiple sites I browsed regarding buying strings and installing them were fans of the D'Addario Pro-Artes.

I'm not an expert on different kinds of strings so I don't have much else to compare to other than guitars I've played in stores or that friend have owned, but I felt like these strings have had great longevity for me as long as I wiped them down after practices/performances and washed my hands before picking up my guitar. Even when they were past their prime they actually held pretty decent sound, but obviously not at the quality that they do when they're fresh. I get really nice, rich sound quality from them when they're fresh.

As I've gotten better guitars these strings have still continued to serve me well as they provide as loud a volume as the quality of guitar I'm playing on should provide, and they've just felt really nice on my fingers overall. Part of why I don't like steel string acoustics is that they're kind of harsh on my fingers, which is really bad for when you can't practice every day because you're on vacation or something, whereas I'm able to pick up my guitar with these strings easily after a break in practice.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By W. Drake Dorosh on January 20, 2007
I presume these are designed and tested by engineers and there are many variables that may account for my experience. My experience was that EAD the metal wound strings were quiet compared to the clear nylon. I think these lower frequency strings should have more tension or less stretch so they are louder.

The Pro-Arte strings came on my Portugese all solid wood cedar top classical with firm tuning gears. It took several tunings before the the strings settled down. I got it the day after Christmas and it still lost a semi-tone of pitch from last week. I think they finally hold pitch. Their surface is too smooth and slippery to hold a knot. I worried that the strings would snap out of their harnesses. They didn't but perhapes the company can experiment with special texture or rosin on the knotted section of the string to grip saddle and tuning pegs.

One the positive they are very flexible and stretch a mile.

I will play these strings real hard to work in my newly made guitar and later try a set which is the next gauge up.

This is 19 days into breaking in on both strings and guitar. I will edit this if the the strings ware unevenly and will keep them in constant EAD GBE tune until standard tune Egan values have worn into the varnish indicated hopefully by a noticable increase in volume.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. Lopez on June 2, 2010
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I have gone through many types of classical guitar strings, and this by far is the best one I have used. Since I moved to a small town I could not find replacement strings. Fortunately Amazon had them on stock, so I did not have to wait long to play my classical guitar again. I would not change these strings for any other brand.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By C. Ehmke on November 1, 2006
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These are very good strings for the price. I was a dissappointed in the sound transition from the nylon to the wire wound nylon. It seems the wire wound are a little too bright and the nylon are maybe too soft. This makes the move from the D to the G string too noticable. But again - the price is right.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Will Kalif on August 9, 2006
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These are good strings for the amateur or student classical guitarist. You can't beat the price vs performance. One nice thing about these strings is that they are packaged in an air tight bags filled with an inert gas which inhibits corrosion. So if you buy several sets you won't have to worry about them while they sit in a drawer for months.
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