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D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Gauges: 11-15-22w-32w-42w-52wD'Addario EJ26 phosphor bronze acoustic guitar strings are durable, long lasting, and retain their brilliance longer tha...Click To Read More About This Product

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Crisp and bright acoustic tone!

Gauges: 11-15-22w-32w-42w-52w

D'Addario EJ26 phosphor bronze acoustic guitar strings are durable, long lasting, and retain their brilliance longer than other bronze and brass alloys.

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.


Get rid of those crusty old strings today, and BUY THIS 3-PACK!

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  • Gauges: 11-15-22w-32w-42w-52w
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D'AddarioEJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (21)
  • Consistent (19)
  • Long life (14)
  • Well built / quality (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Concerts (10)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (6), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Tone

10
I'm a giging and recording singer/songwriter, and I use to use GHS brand strings. A friend of mine recommended D'Addario strings and later I stumbled onto these custom lights. They...Read complete review

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I'm a giging and recording singer/songwriter, and I use to use GHS brand strings. A friend of mine recommended D'Addario strings and later I stumbled onto these custom lights. They hold up on fast driving country and are killer for acoustic lead parts. They handle bends very well without breaking, unless you have a snag in your saddle on your guitar which can cut them and cause them to break. The intonation is fantastic when I play them on my Takamine electric acoustic. And when i"m playing through a sound system, they make my Takamine sound like i'm usig medium gage strings. They seem to last a very long time, and will last longer if you wipe the strings with a clean rag after each gig. The only time that I feel that they haven't lasted is when playing in outdoor shows. But any string is going to drawl moisture on outside gigs and probably go dead, unless they are coated with something. And I'm not a big fan of coated strings, because they just don't have that great of a tone. If you get these strings you won't be dissappointed, I just wish they would offer them in the 10 pack.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

They Break Too Quick

I use D'Adarrio electric strings with no problem but the acoustic is a different story.
I can't seem to get through a single 3 hour gig without breaking the G string.
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I use D'Adarrio electric strings with no problem but the acoustic is a different story.
I can't seem to get through a single 3 hour gig without breaking the G string.
More often than not, the D string will break too.

Also, they seem to lose tonality very quickly.

I think guitar strings should last a lot more than one 3 hour gig!!
I'm convinced they *can* make strings more durable, they want us to BUY MORE!
As expensive as they are, breaking strings every gig is inexcusable.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strings

By Asa

from New York, NY

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Really excellent strings. Light on the fingers and makes string bending easier. I use them on most of my acoustic guitars now. I used to use regular lights until I found these but now these are are my
    favs.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    These work for me

    By Ark Red

    from Ozark Mountains, Arkansas

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    Comments about D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Since I have smaller hands these strings work very well for me. Not too light, not too heavy. Plus they last a good length of time. I buy the three pack which is really a good buy.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    by far the best value...

    By SideshowBob/California Kings

    from SF

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    Comments about D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    In twenty five years of recording, gigging, etc., I've used just about every string you can think of and D'Addario consistently rises above the competition. They LAST, they sound great, they're reasonably priced and STAY IN TUNE. While there are some brands that last longer, you have to pay twice as much. Handmade strings consistently disappoint and weird coatings just ain't cool. My only gripe? NOBODY makes a set (electric OR acoustic) in EXACTLY the gauges I want (10 - 48 electric) but these 11-52 acoustics made me forget about mixing gauge/sets and appreciate the ease of buying only ONE set per guitar. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED... unless you have no ear to begin with.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    All I use for acoustics

    By EarlW65

    from Wilmington, DE

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    Comments about D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I have a nice Ovation 1778 Elite LX which has very nice action and a nice deep tone. I'm primarily a "lead" guitar player and I like to bend a lot. Why struggle with heavy strings? I'd argue the dynamic range between these gauges and heavier ones are negligible, especially if recording direct or amplifying. These strings are easy to play, sound good and last a fair amount of time. I always recommend this series.

     
    5.0

    I will reorder with musiciansfriend.com.

    By Nancy

    from Carlton, MN

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Great service. Best price.

       
      5.0

      thx

      By Noname

      from Big Island

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I gave up my devotion to Elixir strings

         
        5.0

        GREAT STRINGS!

        By ltbeard

        from kissee Mills ,Mo.

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I really like these strings because they are a set that has the gauge lightness that makes my guitar even more playable. They stay in tune and have a great sound.They are an excellent value especially at this price!

             
            4.0

            So far so good. Not bad at all.

            By Day Dreamer

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              It sound different from the EXP13 that I'm accustomed to. Need to play with it a little longer to find out more about these strings. But I notice these strings don't buzz as easy as other strings. I over adjusted the nut on my guitar, so other strings tend to buzz on open. However, I don't have any buzzing problem with these strings.

              Playability is good. Don't know how long it can last though. The EXP13 last a long time, but these strings are only 50% the cost of the EXP13. If it last half as long as the EXP13, it still worth it.

               
              5.0

              love these strings!

              By female bassist

              from Dandridge tn

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Long Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  Awesome

                   
                  5.0

                  D'Addario strings me along for 45 years.

                  By N/A

                  from Florida

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    Tonal quality and durability are superb. And the custom gauge is great for beginners with sensitive finger tips or old school rockers who are beyond just strumming.

                     
                    5.0

                    Would buy again

                    By Tim

                    from Mississippi

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        Been playing for over 40 years tried many different types of strings these have been consisted foe me and I always go back to them. Put them on a Ovation and a Gibson 200.

                         
                        5.0

                        excellent

                        By geetarbill

                        from fl

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                        Comments about D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        excellent

                         
                        5.0

                        Great set of strings

                        By Guitarman

                        from Kentucky

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts

                          Comments about D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                          I have been using D'Addario strings for years on my electric guitars. I had a set of Medium Martins on my acoustic electric that were hard to play. I bought these lights from Musicians Friend and really like them.

                           
                          5.0

                          Best strings on the market

                          By picker 49

                          from Corinth, Miss.

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life
                          • perfect for any type of music
                          • Stays in tune
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                          • none at all

                          Best Uses

                          • any type of music
                          • Concerts
                          • great for solo performances
                          • perfect for stage use
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                          I have been playing the guitar for 56 years & performed with some of the best entertainers around. I use Dadarrio strings, both light & custom light. These strings have NEVER failed me in any way. I give them an A Plus. The only other strings I use are a brand called San Diego, but only for practice sets. I'm very thankful for Dadarrio strings.

                           
                          5.0

                          D'Addairo Guitar strings

                          By Rick

                          from WV

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • I have been useing these strings since the 70's.
                          • Long Life
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            You cannot beat these strings, If you get a magazine like " Acoustic guitar" note how many professional players use D'Addario Strings..

                             
                            5.0

                            Yes I would buy this again.

                            By Danny

                            from undisclosed

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            No problem with the strings. Always have liked D'Addario strings. The problem is the shipping package
                            gets smashed to heck and so does the string boxes. This causes the high e string to poke through the seal of the string package. Just pushed it back in and taped it up. Maybe a shipping box would be better.

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Value!

                            By TCL46

                            from Colfax , CA

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                            See all my reviews

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                i put these on my guitar and play

                                 
                                4.0

                                So far so good

                                By Nick

                                from Central Fl

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                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Good Tone

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                  So far I am very satisfied with the strings I have just started using these strings the bends are much easier then regular acoustic lights, have not had any breakage yet great tone not overly bright or tinny sounding, I haven't noticed much difference in the sustain. We will see how long that lasts. If they continue to perform as well as they do now and don't go dead to quickly, I will continue to use them. I haven't played them long enough yet to say if I would recommend them.

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  I would buy this again.

                                  By MeLinda48

                                  from Alexandria Bay, NY

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Practicing

                                      Comments about D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                      We are happy with this purchase and would use this again.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      I would buy this again!

                                      By Joek

                                      from Conn

                                      About Me Novice

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Good Tone
                                      • Long Life

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Practicing

                                        Comments about D'Addario EJ26-3D 3-Pack Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                        Excellent value and quality.

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