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D'Addario EJ12 80/20 Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Gauges 13-17-26-35-45-56.Known for their crisp bright tone, 80/20s are popular with stage and studio pros.D'Addario is the world's largest manufactur...Click To Read More About This Product

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A bestseller.

Gauges 13-17-26-35-45-56.
Known for their crisp bright tone, 80/20s are popular with stage and studio pros.
D'Addario is the world's largest manufacturer of strings for musical instruments. Many top guitarists won't play any other brand. Regardless of your playing style, D'Addario has a set of strings that's right for your acoustic guitar.

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    D'AddarioEJ12 80/20 Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings
     
    4.8

    (based on 12 reviews)

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good tone (8)
    • Consistent (6)
    • Well built / quality (6)
    • Long life (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (3)
    • Concerts (3)
    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Ej12 Review for those who havent used them

    I didn't see a single review from anyone who had actually PLAYED with these strings. Here are my suggestions - STOP CALLING THEM BRIGHT! The are warm, full, gooey, whatever... but...Read complete review

    I didn't see a single review from anyone who had actually PLAYED with these strings. Here are my suggestions - STOP CALLING THEM BRIGHT! The are warm, full, gooey, whatever... but not bright! These are the ultimate strings for delicate picking styles. I purchased a set, liked them, and then didn't play my guitar for 6 months (long story). Opened the case, tuned them up - they still sound incredible. PLEASE QUIT SOAKING YOUR STRINGS IN GLUE!! Any good medium gauge will last a long time and have tone 10x that of a light string with "coating." FYI - the set tension on these is about 185 so you might be pushing it on some guitars I have them on a martin dcx1E and i've had to shave down the saddle about an 1/8" to get the action back to "normal." With that much tension, I'd love to go lower but it will involve shaving the saddle and I don't do that! Thus, I will probably switch back to lights at 165 lbs for a while. Since I play many styles its hard to find the perfect string, but on a properly set up guitar you will NOT be disappointed with these... or the markley or the martin version. 80/20 mediums without goo on them are excellent strings and can will make any guitar that is set up for them siiiinnngg for a good, long while.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Buy them if you like thin and bright.

    I have been using the Phosphor Bronze Mediums on my 1957 Gibson J-45 and like them a lot. On a whim I thought I would try the 80/20s. I guess they might...Read complete review

    I have been using the Phosphor Bronze Mediums on my 1957 Gibson J-45 and like them a lot. On a whim I thought I would try the 80/20s. I guess they might be ok if you have a really dark sounding guitar, otherwise I really dislike a bright, brassy, wirey tone like these strings have. I'm going back to my old reliable nicely balanced, warm Phosphor Bronze strings.

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    (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Ej12 Review for those who havent used them

    By Matt Mason

    from Austin, TX

    Comments about D'Addario EJ12 80/20 Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I didn't see a single review from anyone who had actually PLAYED with these strings. Here are my suggestions - STOP CALLING THEM BRIGHT! The are warm, full, gooey, whatever... but not bright! These are the ultimate strings for delicate picking styles. I purchased a set, liked them, and then didn't play my guitar for 6 months (long story). Opened the case, tuned them up - they still sound incredible. PLEASE QUIT SOAKING YOUR STRINGS IN GLUE!! Any good medium gauge will last a long time and have tone 10x that of a light string with "coating." FYI - the set tension on these is about 185 so you might be pushing it on some guitars I have them on a martin dcx1E and i've had to shave down the saddle about an 1/8" to get the action back to "normal." With that much tension, I'd love to go lower but it will involve shaving the saddle and I don't do that! Thus, I will probably switch back to lights at 165 lbs for a while. Since I play many styles its hard to find the perfect string, but on a properly set up guitar you will NOT be disappointed with these... or the markley or the martin version. 80/20 mediums without goo on them are excellent strings and can will make any guitar that is set up for them siiiinnngg for a good, long while.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Strings

    By AGW11

    from CT

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario EJ12 80/20 Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Bought these after the strings that came on my acoustic broke. Wasn't sure what I was looking for so I rolled the dice on these. Boy am I glad I did. Not only do they sound great, but they seem very durable. I would 100% recommend these strings.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Better String!

        By Mojoman

        from Michigan

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario EJ12 80/20 Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          The D'Addario 80/20 series of acoustic strings is what I use-exclusively! The tone is brighter than any phosphate bronze, and these seem to last longer too! I have tried almost every string made, over the years, and find that these not only seem to last as long as most "coated" strings-but I like the tone better!!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Customer Service

          By jackdigger

          from slc, ut

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario EJ12 80/20 Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            These are great strings.

            When I got my order it had the wrong strings. I called and they promtly sent me out the correct strings at no cost. It was a 5 minute process. This type of customer service is hard to find. I was thrilled and will shop and recommend Musicians Friend big time. Thanks

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            awesome service from these strings,

            By joe

            from van buren mo

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario EJ12 80/20 Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I like these strings so much I ordered 17 sets, what a savings and sound great

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good strings

              By sonny

              from Florida

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about D'Addario EJ12 80/20 Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                They are the best strings I have used love the tone.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                bright but not twangy

                By James m

                from Woodbridge, nj

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                Comments about D'Addario EJ12 80/20 Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                awesome string, i recommend buying a set to check out...that's what i did, and i think this is my new string. thanks for the free shipping too
                bottom line...Great sounding string for the price. warm, bright, and soft. real nice feel
                usually use Dadarrio ej16 or martin sp's, these strings are nicer right out of the package. they don't have that twang but have the brightness of a new string. real nice.
                love the sound and the price
                again, love the sound and the price

                (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very Bright in Tone

                By steelpig

                from Rough & Ready, CA

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                Comments about D'Addario EJ12 80/20 Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                These 80/20 D'addario strings have a tone that is so bright that you might never want to get enough of it. If you are a hard strumming pick player like I am, and yet you want a very bright tone, that is where these strings come in.

                 
                3.0

                Buy them if you like thin and bright.

                By T-Dub

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Reviewer

                Comments about D'Addario EJ12 80/20 Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I have been using the Phosphor Bronze Mediums on my 1957 Gibson J-45 and like them a lot. On a whim I thought I would try the 80/20s. I guess they might be ok if you have a really dark sounding guitar, otherwise I really dislike a bright, brassy, wirey tone like these strings have. I'm going back to my old reliable nicely balanced, warm Phosphor Bronze strings.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Great prompt delivery and excellent price!

                 
                5.0

                I think these are good quality for the price.

                By Jerry

                from MO.

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Life not as long as coated strings, but brighter
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • I am an amature, plenty good for me.

                  Comments about D'Addario EJ12 80/20 Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I play for mostly fun and jams, a few small concerts.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great strings, great price.

                  By Jimi lives!

                  from Seattle

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about D'Addario EJ12 80/20 Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      These are some of the best strings out there, and reasonably priced.

                       
                      5.0

                      A great find!

                      By wes2

                      from Bethlehem, PA

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup

                        Comments about D'Addario EJ12 80/20 Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        These EJ12's are proving a great change for my '49 Gibson Southerner Jumbo, with or without an amp, in our acoustic folk rock trio. Great tonal contrast with my bandmates' Taylor and Martin.

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