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D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings

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Premium-quality classical strings.

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All D'Addario Pro-Arte treble strings are measured by a sophisticated computer controlled laser which performs consistency and quality checks, insuring true sounding trebles in every set. Basses are made from Silverplated Copper wound on Nylon.

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 classical guitar.

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    D'AddarioEJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings
     
    4.7

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good tone (14)
    • Consistent (12)
    • Well built / quality (11)
    • Long life (9)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (11)
    • Concerts (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (10), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Classical Strings worth the stretch

    I've had this beautiful Brazilian classical guitar for years and have never put strings on it. I decided to try these D'Addario Classical strings and I'm not sorry that I did. It's taken a...Read complete review

    I've had this beautiful Brazilian classical guitar for years and have never put strings on it. I decided to try these D'Addario Classical strings and I'm not sorry that I did. It's taken a little while for them to settle in but I'm very pleased with the sound. Still too early to tell how long they will last.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not my favorites

    People really seem to rave about these strings. I have used these on 2 occasions. On the most recent, I did a comparison starting with the Diaddario EJ46 set and then switching back...Read complete review

    People really seem to rave about these strings. I have used these on 2 occasions. On the most recent, I did a comparison starting with the Diaddario EJ46 set and then switching back to the Savarez 500CJ set that I usually prefer (both unplugged and plugged into a PA and my amp).

    For about a week I played each on my Cordoba GK Studio Negra. After a week, the EJ46 set (G string in particular) fizzled out and lost volume and tone. Especially plugged in, they sounded worse by the day. The Diaddario EJ46 set did not feel as good, last as long, or sound anywhere near as good as the Savarez 500CJs did. The responsiveness, volume, longevity, clarity, feel, and tone of the Savarez 500 CJs is superior to me.

    I will say the Diaddarios are priced right and have a passable, mellow tone for a week or two maybe. I will gladly pay twice as much for the Savarez 500CJs from now on. For reference, I play fairly aggressively with a pick, and play a mix of lead and strumming in an acoustic/piano duo.

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    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not my favorites

    By Tgftele

    from Bloomington, IN

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Consistent
      • Poor Tone Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

        People really seem to rave about these strings. I have used these on 2 occasions. On the most recent, I did a comparison starting with the Diaddario EJ46 set and then switching back to the Savarez 500CJ set that I usually prefer (both unplugged and plugged into a PA and my amp).

        For about a week I played each on my Cordoba GK Studio Negra. After a week, the EJ46 set (G string in particular) fizzled out and lost volume and tone. Especially plugged in, they sounded worse by the day. The Diaddario EJ46 set did not feel as good, last as long, or sound anywhere near as good as the Savarez 500CJs did. The responsiveness, volume, longevity, clarity, feel, and tone of the Savarez 500 CJs is superior to me.

        I will say the Diaddarios are priced right and have a passable, mellow tone for a week or two maybe. I will gladly pay twice as much for the Savarez 500CJs from now on. For reference, I play fairly aggressively with a pick, and play a mix of lead and strumming in an acoustic/piano duo.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Classical Strings worth the stretch

        By Ron Gatlin

        from Michigan

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Still Evaluating

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

        I've had this beautiful Brazilian classical guitar for years and have never put strings on it. I decided to try these D'Addario Classical strings and I'm not sorry that I did. It's taken a little while for them to settle in but I'm very pleased with the sound. Still too early to tell how long they will last.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        good strings

        By jdawg427411

        from Poultney, VT

        Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

        The silver basses sound excellent, much better than the old bronzes that came with my guitar (a Manuel Rodriguez). The wound strings have a beautifully smooth tone, with a good amount of metallic punch. This is balanced relatively well by the characteristically soft timbre that the thread inside produces. The clear nylons sound excellent as well, and the high tension makes them clearer (medium tension before, I believe). The silver looks amazing too. Great strings.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        i love these

        By chief-iCoO1

        from Seattle, WA

        Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

        great strings for flamenco.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        louder, smoother

        By Arcus

        from Salt Lake City, UT

        About Me Novice

        Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

        These strings are for my son's classical guitar. He is a student, but I am a professional bowed string instrument player. These strings replaced Augustine Regals, Red, which had a lovely tone but were quieter and had rather loud shifting/sliding noise. The D'addario Pro Artes have a bigger, more direct tone, if perhaps not quite as pretty. The bigger strings have a smoother winding, so shifting is quieter. As some other reviewers have noted, the G is a bit quieter than the other strings; somewhat mismatched.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        excellent string, super fast shipping

        By anhn

        from College Station, TX

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

            sweet

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great strings

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

            i use these on my takamine classical and they work great. the nice color makes the guitar look great. They sound awesome and last a long time. if you play classical guitar then buy these.

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very bright, good sounding strings

            By Macrohead

            from Undisclosed

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            Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

            Nice and bright, feel good on my fingers. I just wish they were ball end. Also, the last few inches of my low E unwound and had to to be cut while running it through my bridge.

             
            5.0

            The go-to choice for nylon guitar strings

            By Fusionlover

            from SoCal

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Competitive pricing
            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

              I have tried several different brands of strings and I keeping coming back to the EJ46s. I really like the tone that the hard tension strings offer, in addition to their lasting quality, at a great price.

               
              5.0

              Best classical strings you can buy

              By Ry

              from Utah

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

                Great tonal quality!

                 
                5.0

                Good Enough

                By Bart

                from Kentucky

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

                  I play a Taylor 714ce-N and Taylor recommends EJ46FF strings. I found no tonal, playing, or endurance difference when comparing them to the EJ46 strings. Of course, my opinion is subjective and you should judge the difference yourself. The EJ46 strings, however, are high quality and my guitar sounds wonderful. Bottom line, the EJ46 strings are good enough for the guy that owns my guitar.

                   
                  5.0

                  My choice for classical guitar strings.

                  By Paul Clark

                  from Granbury, Texas

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

                    In my opinion Daddario strings are the best and most consistent strings on the market.

                     
                    2.0

                    Treble strings are useless

                    By Leon

                    from Cape Town, South Africa

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • Nylon core basses are good

                    Cons

                    • Exceptionally low volume on treble strings

                    Best Uses

                    • Use the Basses in a mixed set

                    Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

                    These strings are so widely recommended, and i fail to see why.
                    On the plus side, the basses settled in quickly, and have good tone, and will probably get better as it gets played, and becomes less "brassy" in tone.

                    The solo strings are so soft as to be useless as a performance set, at any level.
                    Tone is good on 1st E and 3rd G ( surprise )...2nd B is quite second-rate.
                    Overall, the tone isn't bad.
                    Volume produced, however, is dismal, even against cheap no-name Chinese stuff. What went wrong?

                    Savarez ( any tension ) and Augustine are just way better...except the 3rd G on the D'Addario's have better tone than most.
                    As a set, only useful for stringing guitars for sale...or maybe not, since the instrument suffers because of it..a gift set for beginners, maybe.
                    In a mixed set, one might use the basses, and different trebles.

                     
                    5.0

                    I'd buy some more

                    By Ndn

                    from Fort Def az

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

                    Good I like the tone

                     
                    5.0

                    Great classical strings, came in HUGE box filled with paper

                    By JK Fraser

                    from Michigan

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                    Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

                    I'm not much of a Nylon player, but wow, these things sound great.

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome strings

                    By Paul Clark

                    from Granbury, Texas

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

                      These strings are so consistent.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Strings!

                      By LarryB

                      from Sand Springs

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

                        I like the quality and sound of these strings.

                         
                        5.0

                        String review

                        By Paul Clark

                        from Granbury, Texas

                        About Me Professional Musician

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

                          I have a handmade Dake Traphagen concert classical guitar and have been using the pro art hard tension strings for about 15 years on it. They are ALWAYS consistent!!! I love these strings for life. I hope this helps anyone making a classical guitar string choice. Thanks

                           
                          5.0

                          EJ46 Pro Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings

                          By Skip

                          from Louisville, KY

                          About Me Professional Musician

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts

                            Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

                            There is only one problem and as I have never used any other strings I don't know if it happens to others. If the weather pressure changes I have had a string break. This happened once with a D string and once with an E string. Can't say whether it was a Low Pressure area or a High Pressure?

                             
                            5.0

                            Good high tension

                            By Bax

                            from Texas

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings:

                                Allows me to tune down to D without the strings getting "sloppy". The tone stays good.

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