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D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings Reviews

5.0 stars based on 8 customer reviews
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  • from March 4, 2017

    Best strings I've used

    I've used a lot of different acoustic strings but these are the best. They coating adds a lot of life and keeps them sounding great. Uncoated strings are tarnished and start sounding dead after 15-20 hours of playing. I can get probably 30-40 hours of playing out of the EXP's.

  • from On the road with The Harmony People October 18, 2016

    The Best

    I just played a three-month, 20-show tour on one set of EXP16s. Finally changed them today and yes, they do sound better now, but they were not actually unacceptable after all that use.

    With uncoated strings, I would have changed strings several times, and spent more money and time.

    I used to be an Elixir guy, but two broken strings (out of dozens of sets, to be fair) spooked me and sent me looking for alternatives. I have now used about as many sets of D'Addarios, and have not broken a string.

  • from California July 10, 2016Music Background:
    Half a century of classical/ folk rock noodling.

    Worth the extra $

    Recently purchased a new Guild OM150ce (love it!) and these are the strings it came fitted with. I was amazed from day one at the way the thing stayed in tune, the overall playability etc. I've been using Ernie Ball Earthwood light (11-52) strings for years and was very satisfied with their bright ringing tone. But they don't retain that sound for long. These things just keep going even with constant use. The slightly higher gauge causes no discomfort at all (they're coated!) and as I said, if you like to be able to tune and forget it these are for you.

  • from January 9, 2016Music Background:
    Pro Musician & Studio Guy for 40+ years

    My favorite for acoustic...

    I have used these on my acoustic electric for a long time. Great warm tone and they last a long time

  • from Miami, FL USA November 23, 2013Music Background:
    Pro Musician, Guitar, Bass and Drums, Live Sound Engineer, Mobile D.J., etc.

    For many years I had the wrong strings on my guitar

    These D'Addario EXP16 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Strings were recently recommended to me online by The Ovation guitar company for my 30+ year old Ovation Custom Balladeer 1612. I had used a myriad of other brands and gauges during the life of this instrument not realizing what Ovation recommended and all I can say is WOW! They sure make a big difference in the tonal quality and ease of playing. I am sure glad that I finally found the correct strings and gauges after all these many years!

  • from Ohio July 20, 2013Music Background:
    Hobbyist, Church

    Love these strings

    I've always had compliments on the sound of my unique BC Rich acoustic. But I was so impressed with the improvement in sound from these strings I want to play it more myself.

  • from NW Missouri May 5, 2012Music Background:

    Great String

    I've been playing guitar for over 40 years and have played dozens of different brands of strings from Black Diamond, Fender, Nashville Straights [how many people remember those?], Adamas, Yamaha, Gibson, GHS, Martin, Ernie Ball, and these. When I purchased a Breedlove four years ago, these were what it came from the factory with and these were recommended. So I've been using these ever since and have not regretted it.
    These sound great from the first tuning.

  • from Ruidoso, NM December 19, 2012Music Background:
    Recording, touring musician, song writer, composer.

    These are my preferred brand and always have been

    There are other good strings, but these are the best for the price in my opinion.

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