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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.
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|Item Dimensions||5 x 0.75 x 5 in||4.1 x 0.6 x 4.7 in||4.5 x 4.5 x 0.1 in||4.1 x 0.6 x 4.7 in||0.8 x 4.5 x 4.63 in||4.72 x 3.15 x 4.72 in|
D'Addario Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar strings are acclaimed worldwide for their superb, long-lasting tone. 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's most popular acoustic guitar strings. Diameter Tension Item# Note inches mm lbs kg PL012 E 0.012 0.3 23.3 10.57 PL016 B 0.016 0.41 23.3 10.57 PB024 G 0.024 0.61 30.2 13.70 PB032 D 0.032 0.81 30.5 13.83 PB042 A 0.042 1.07 29.9 13.56 PB053 E 0.053 1.35 26.0 13.15
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* The strings were not individually wrapped but were easily separated and a color coded button helped ID the string location (E-E) to make sure you select the correct string.
* The tuning end of the string has about 4" section of unwrapped core that makes it easier to insert into the hole of the tuning axle.
* Once tuned, the sound was crisp and rich. I think the mediums were the right size for this large body guitar.
* There was no additional neck deflection or additional neck adjustment due to tension of the strings.
* After first turning and a small bit of stretching each string and another re-tune the strings maintained tune very well.
* Very good competitive price.
* Not a thing.
Provided crisp rich sound on a large body guitar at a great price.
Really, I think these are pretty good "go to" strings for just about anybody of any caliber on virtually any acoustic guitar.
They strung nicely, broke in quickly (about a day), and feel really nice.
The sound of these strings is phenomenal. Bright and clear. Good resonance.
If you are looking for light strings, these are them.
The only other things I would suggest to consider, which would be merely preference are:
Do you want a coated string? Coated cost more, but last longer. The sound is not as vibrant though. But if you like them consider the coated version (EXP16).
Do you want light strings?
These diameters are as stated in the description: Plain Steel .012, .016, Phosphor Bronze Wound .024, .032, .042, .053
The Medium (EJ17) are: Plain Steel .013, .017, Phosphor Bronze Wound .026, .035, .045, .056
It is so slight but it feels much different. (of course there are heavy and extra light options too)
Really, that is it. Determine your preference for thickness and coatings, then grab the D'Addario model that meets that criteria. You are set.
Normally stings take a while to break in and sound the way they are suppose to, but just after a few minutes it sounded very good.
Right after putting them on and tuning it for the first time, they sounded a little bit twangy and warm. But after a bit of stretching and playing, they sounded warm, balanced, and responsive. Additionally, they felt very slick, and felt very easy to slide up and down the fretboard - more slick than over acoustic strings out of the box.
Having tried Earthwood Strings, Martin Acoustic, and Elixer Nanoweb. These D'Addario strings are on my short list of strings to buy in the future.
I like these about as much as the Earthwood strings, however Earthwood strings cost much more. Maybe I'll like these D'Addario more than the Earthwood strings as they break in.
Only downside I can think of right now is how the strings are packaged. The strings all come in one plastic baggy inside of the paper package. So you have to really pay attention which string to put on because they are all in one bag. Luckily the strings have color coded balls on the end to differentiate which string it is. I think this packaging is inferior to those used by Earthwood, Elixer, and Martin Acoustic. But hey, its probably more eco-friendly.