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

4.5 out of 5 stars 429 customer reviews
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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
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

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 - 0.0403 inch (1.024mm) 12.1 lbs (5.49 kg)
          *J4504 - 0.029 inch (0.74mm) 15.6 lbs (7.08 kg)
            *J4505 - 0.035 inch (0.89mm) 15.0 lbs (6.80 kg)
              *J4506 - 0.043 inch (1.09mm) 14.0 lbs (6.35 kg)

Product Information

Item Weight 0.3 ounces
Product Dimensions 6 x 14 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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ASIN B000EEL6J6
Item model number EJ45
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars 429 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #41 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#1 in Musical Instruments > Instrument Accessories > Guitar & Bass Accessories > Strings > Classical Guitar Strings
Date first available at Amazon.com July 12, 2004

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From the Manufacturer

D'Addario Pro-Arte Strings

D'Addario Pro-Arte Classical Guitar Strings

The Pro-Arte series are a worldwide best-selling nylon string set for classical guitar. Combining high quality materials with the unparalleled manufacturing consistency of D'Addario, Pro-Arte strings provide every player with the balanced performance they are seeking.

Detailed Design

Nylon strings require a whole different level of quality inspection to assure that each set and each string is made with precision. With this in mind, each nylon treble within a Pro-Arte set is laser measured to calculate diameter and tension levels to deliver pure intonation and tonality every time.

Core Elements

The other unique aspect of the Pro-Arte construction is the use of a silverplated copper winding on a proprietary multi-filament nylon core to create the basses. The use of the multi-filament core allows the Pro-Arte basses to blend warmth and projection perfectly into one set.

Pro-Arte Features

  • D'Addario's best-selling Pro Arte set, Normal tension offers balance of volume and comfortable resistance
  • Laser measured 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
  • Available in an EXP coated option for 4 times the life span per set
  • Available in a Composite option for greater projection
  • Available in a Dynacore option for greater flexibility and responsiveness
  • Available in a Lightly Polished option for reduced finger noise

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Customer Reviews

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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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Our son has been taking lessons for a few months and his teacher suggested replacing the strings on his Yamaha classical guitar. The teacher recommended D'Addario nylon-based strings for this guitar, and we purchased this EJ45 set.

Right from the beginning, his teacher told us that new nylon strings take a while to tune... he said that they stretch, and gave us instructions to re-tune the new strings twice a day for at least the first two weeks and then daily thereafter as needed. His estimate that the tuning demands would calm down after about two weeks was right on the mark -- we had to tune them daily for a few days after that, and then weekly thereafter (which is totally normal for nylon strings).

Bottom line: These strings sound nice, especially the bass strings. They were easy to string on the guitar, and they dialed in to proper tune in about three weeks after being installed (which was exactly what we were told to expect).

We would purchase these again for our son's guitar, and we will also try other nylon sets from D'Addario to compare and contrast both the sound and tuning experiences.

If you have a similar need and are looking for strings in this price range, we recommend the EJ45s. Remember - nylon stretches, so be patient with the tuning process for a few weeks and you will end up happy.
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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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What has happened to the quality of these strings? I have been using hem for years and they have been great. On The last set of them I had two strings snap while my guitar was sitting on it's stand and when I got the new set the 5th string was unraveling out of the package. And I can't get these suckers to stay tuned. What's up? I'm done buying this brand and will not recommend them to anyone. Now, to find better strings!
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Questionable quality at best... or just plain junk. These are the worst I have seen in fifty years of playing. The top E was coming apart as I was putting it on, and the bottom E never got above Db before popping. It is a shame, they use to be good strings.

I just checked the D'Addario web site to make sure the strings were not counterfeit... turns out they are real... just not very good.
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nothing like fresh strings

and these are the best nylon you can get

they will take intensive use and come back fresh

always carry an extra set with you

and play your heart out, softly

WE SHALL OVERCOME!
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