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D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack) 

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Extended life and crystal clarity.

Gauges: 12-16-24-32-42-53.

These acoustic guitar strings feature a computer-controlled wrapping around a hex core.

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 string set that's right for you.


Get with it and get some new strangs on that thang!

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D'AddarioEJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack)
 
4.7

(based on 104 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (86)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (81)
  • Consistent (70)
  • Well built / quality (55)
  • Long life (54)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (50)
  • Concerts (47)
  • Back-up (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (53), Professional musician (27), Novice (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Stand the test of time

I have been using these strings for over 30 years, and they remain the best and brightest strings I've ever used. They are high quaity and last over time. I had to case...Read complete review

I have been using these strings for over 30 years, and they remain the best and brightest strings I've ever used. They are high quaity and last over time. I had to case up my guitar for over three years. When I finally opened it, my guitar was still in tune and the strings were as bright as the day they were purchased. These are the only strings I'll ever use.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Impressed

I have these strings on my Martin 000-15M and am not a fan. They don't bend easily nor is it easy to move across the fretboard. Yes there are friction sprays that can...Read complete review

I have these strings on my Martin 000-15M and am not a fan. They don't bend easily nor is it easy to move across the fretboard. Yes there are friction sprays that can be applied but don't last long/have to be reapplied. I only tried these strings because of the reviews and at a cheap price but will pay extra for Elixir's which are fantastic.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stand the test of time

By Estra Bensussen

from Oregon

Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

I have been using these strings for over 30 years, and they remain the best and brightest strings I've ever used. They are high quaity and last over time. I had to case up my guitar for over three years. When I finally opened it, my guitar was still in tune and the strings were as bright as the day they were purchased. These are the only strings I'll ever use.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent

By Docbanjo

from Sunny South

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

    No more imported strings for me. They like my
    Instruments must be made in the U. S. A. These
    strings are of superior material and craftsmanship.
    The tone tells the story. No easy breakage here.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great strings at great value

    By Russ(sn=breakpointbass)

    from Willoughby Hills, OH

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    Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

    I just bought these strings a couple of days ago, they just arived and they are now on my guitar. I have found my new strings. These sound 100 times better then the DR's I was using, and I thought those were the best. I love these. I'll rereview them after they age a bit, but if they are at all as good as the sound right now I'll be coming back for more

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great acoustic guitar strings.

    By AWSX1686

    from Waynesboro, PA

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    Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

    These are great strings for a great price.These strings give a nice sound. They go into their sweet spot in 1-2 days and stay there for 2 months or more, depending on how much you play.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Don't last long. At all.

    By Jakedub97

    from Mandeville, LA

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    Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

    These strings sound good for about one or two weeks, but after that they sound dull and lame, unless you keep it in a dry, cool, and perfect environment. They also turn brown after a while, and they don't look very good. I am sticking with my guns on this one. Martin, baby.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sparkling Tone, Great Sounding Srtings.

    By ole` blues man

    from NJ

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

      great tone that breaths life into your playing!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Preacher man

      from Calhoun Georgia

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

          I play in church and in a gospel group

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Easy on the fingers

          By Tony The Tiger

          from Montgomery, Alabama Roll Tide !!!!

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

              Easy to pick and chord on these beauties, also last a long time. No sore fingers here.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Strings

              By Guitar Strummer

              from Cisco, Tx

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

                  I buy and sell guitars as a hobby. I use cheap strings on guitars for sale.. On my personal guitars where Im looking for sound, quality, and ease of play, after years of "experimenting" with other brands I keep coming back to D'Addario strings.. I pretty much think they are the best strings for any price {And they are very competitively priced} These strings are what I use on My D45 Martin.. ..

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great intonation and long life

                  By mariner9mike

                  from Seattle, WA.

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • My Favorite Acoustic
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

                      Best I've found for my style of playing.
                      I have hundreds of hours on the set I installed in September
                      and the intonation is still great.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      D'Addario EXP16's

                      By MarkE

                      from Maryland

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life

                      Cons

                      • Expensive

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Daily Play
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

                      EXP strings are great especially if you are not a daily player and want strings that will keep their tone and brightness longer than most. If you play the same guitar a lot they may not be worth the extra expense since you are changing strings more often anyway. In either case I stick with D'Addario. I've tried many others but always come back.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great strings

                      By dw

                      from alabama

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Long Tone Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

                        I have tried all brands of strings in the past 25 years. and found D'addario is the best that I have used.
                        The EJ 16S sound great and last longer than any other.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        AWESOME

                        By Luke

                        from Upper Michigan

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

                          I have been playing guitar for about 23 years. I have a Martin DCX1E acoustic/electric. I have tried MANY different strings and these are my absolute favorite. I am always very disappointed in how the Martin strings always sound. If not these strings, the EXP strings from D'Addario are very good too. I am a Martin guy but when it comes to strings these are awesome. As far as the life on them, I notice most strings lose that special tone after the first day or two. These last a week or so until that awesome tone is gone and I could use a new set. The EXP strings do not hold that "new string tone" any longer than these do and these are a third of the price.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          string music

                          By BigDaddy

                          from WV

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

                            Excellent quality and value. Keep extra sets in case.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Been using for years.

                            By TexasJam

                            from Texas

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

                            Sound wonderful on my Yairi and beater flattop, but a lose a lot of sparkle on my GS mini. YMMV.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            A'ddario Strings

                            By wayne paradise

                            from Myrtle Beach, SC

                            Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

                            These are very good strings for any acoustic guitar. They are especially good for electrified acoustics, the phosphor bronze make up really rings true to the pick up system. My guitar has a medium action for both picking and strumming and the sound is bright and loud. The light gauge works great on this set up. I play out twice a week and change the strings a little more often than once a month. I can not remember the last time I broke a string. These are the only string I use for my acoustic.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Something has changed

                            By michael oleary

                            from Undisclosed

                            Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

                            I was a religious purchaser of these strings for years, but something has definitely changed about the quality. They break way too much and my playing style has not changed.

                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Warm Bass and Crisp Treble-Amazing Combination

                            By Jomy Francis

                            from Arkansas

                            Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

                            As the title says, it is an amasing set of strings.
                            Gives a different feel to playing. Furthermore it is phosphor bronze coating which will keep the life of the strings intact. This is a MUST BUY for any acoustic guitarist who loves his guitar.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            D'Addarlo EJ16

                            By Bob the sound guy

                            from Rothbury MI.

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                            Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

                            I love these strings one they settel in and mellow out.
                            Love em.
                            They last a long time.
                            I have not found a set at this price that last as well.

                             
                            5.0

                            The standard

                            By Britt

                            from TEXAS

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about D'Addario EJ16-3D Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

                              Great everyday general purpose guitar strings. You can't go wrong.

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