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

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Premium-quality classical strings.

Gauges 28-32-41-30-36-44.

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
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (11)
  • Consistent (10)
  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Long life (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), 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.

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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

      About Me Experienced

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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

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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

          My choice for classical guitar strings.

          By Paul Clark

          from Granbury, Texas

          About Me Professional Musician

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          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.

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