D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings

.012-.053 Light Gauge Acoustic Guitar Strings, Phosphor Bronze
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Get the Most out of Your Acoustic guitar with D'Addario Strings!

Give your acoustic a warm and bright tone that's balanced with D'Addario Phosphor Bronze acoustic guitar strings. Sweetwater knows that choosing the perfect string is vital to a musician's sound. Known for long-lasting durability, phosphor bronze strings are extremely popular in all styles of music. Explore your guitars sonic abilities with D'Addario Phosphor Bronze acoustic guitar strings.

D'Addario - Making strings for over 300 years

Behind every set of D'Addario strings are over three centuries of fine craftsmanship. The D'Addario family tradition began in the tiny town of Salle, Italy in 1680 where they made assorted instrument strings for over two hundred years before relocating to New York in 1905. As the modern string making industry began to develop, the D'Addario family emerged as innovators by designing the winding machine most string makers still use today. And while their techniques have modernized, the pride that goes into each set of strings dates back to the D'Addario family's earliest roots.

D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings Features at a Glance:
  • Light Gauge
  • .012, .016, .024, .032, .042, .053
  • Warm and bright balanced tone
  • Phosphor bronze
D'Addario's Phosphor Bronze acoustic guitar strings combine great sound with long life!

Tech Specs

Guitar Type Acoustic
Number of Sets 1
Coated No
Gauges .012, .016, .024, .032, .042, .053
Core Material Steel
Winding Material Phosphor Bronze
Winding Type Acoustic Wound
Manufacturer Part Number EJ16

Customer Reviews

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The only strings I use

I bought my first set of D'Addario guitar strings back in the '70s when they were branded Darko. Good life, great sound at reasonable price. I'm convinced their strings have gotten better since then. I appreciate their sealing each set. It extends shelf life and assures the originality of every set every time. From time to time, I've tried other brands' "newest and best," but I've never found anything I like as well. For the last 30+ years, my three Martin flat tops and two Guild 12-strings have spoken with D'Addario. Last fall I put a set of D'Addario Kaplin strings on my stand-up double bass. Fantastic strings with amazingly even tone. The best double bass strings I've heard or played in over 50 years as a bass player.
Music background: Serious Folkie with Classical background

More than just a

Ok, So a bit of a cheesy title for the review, I know... but, really, they deserve it and let me tell you why. I've tried god knows how many strings... A lot of strings are just that,,, strings. But, I tend to fret my notes a little hard at times. And what I've found through countless brands of strings is that the stings develop divits. Little dents in the strings that really kill the sound and shorten the life of the string. These happen rather quickly on most of the strings I've used. Not with these stings (or the extra long play strings). Now, it's not like I have death grip on my guitar neck and truth be told a lot of the acoustic guitars I play have jumbo frets so they're pretty meaty. But without question these are THE best strings I've found for longevity and clarity of tone for the longest period of time. And hey, the longer I can play on my stings the better. It saves me money and time. Don't know about you, but changing my stings is not how I like to spend my time. I'd rather be playing :-)
Music background: Acoustic Guitar player

No Need to Spend More

I've experimented with various brands and types of strings for my acoustic guitars and keep coming back to these. The tone is clear and balanced and they play wonderfully. Why spend more? They really bring out the best on my Takamine TAN16C. Give them a try and see for yourself!
Music background: Serious Student

Great tone

Great strings! Greatly improved my tone on my guitar and stays in tune a lot longer

Great Strings - you can't go wrong

I've used D'Addario strings for decades and have always like them a lot. You can't go wrong with them: Nice warm sound, long string life and a decent price all add up to a winner.My problem is trying to decide if I like the Phosphor Bronze or the 80/20 Bronze strings the best. They're both great.
Music background: Hobbyist
See also: Acoustic Strings, D'Addario, D'Addario Acoustic Guitar Strings