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D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings  

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Special coating extends string life dramatically!

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EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings provide longer life and increased durability coupled with the brightness, clarity, and sensitivity you've come to expect from D'Addario strings. Here is how it works: An ultrafine layer of EXP coating is bonded to the phosphor bronze wrap wire which is then wound onto the hex-shaped core wire. The result is a built-in barrier against the corrosion and wear that can quickly sap the life out of your strings and your sound. And since the EXP coating is crosslinked to the wrap wire prior to winding, the strings sound fresh and bright. New-string tone lasts 3 to 4 times longer than traditional guitar strings.

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 that's right for you.


They retain their brilliance long after similar bronze and brass alloy strings go dead. Don't wait for catastrophe, order several sets today.

 
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D'AddarioEXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 108 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (29)
  • Consistent (26)
  • Long life (26)
  • Well built / quality (19)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (17)
    • Back-up (14)
    • Concerts (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (18), Professional musician (7), Novice (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    These strings are Great!

    Ive use DAddario Extended Play strings on both my acoustic and electric guitars. I was an Elixer fan, but they were too expensive & I kept breaking the G string. I don't play...Read complete review

    Ive use DAddario Extended Play strings on both my acoustic and electric guitars. I was an Elixer fan, but they were too expensive & I kept breaking the G string. I don't play hard and there were no peoblems at the nut or the bridge. Problem went away after switching to the EXPs. Now they are the only strings I would buy! If a store doesn't have them...I move on to another or buy from MF. Same great price.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great strings

    I've been playing guitar for many years - self taught - with playing habits that are very hard on strings. I have a tendency to cut hard at an angle with my pick,...Read complete review

    I've been playing guitar for many years - self taught - with playing habits that are very hard on strings. I have a tendency to cut hard at an angle with my pick, generally popping strings after the first gig. I don't have that problem with EXP's. They last - even with my guitar playing style. Highly recommend for people that are hard on strings.

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    5.0

    consistently great strings

    By Bobbyguit

    from Hartford CT

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      These strings are clear and balanced on my Eastman acoustics. They have a fat bottom and clear trebles and they last for months for this semi-pro. I have been playing since the mid 70s and I was sceptical about coated strings. These came on my Eastman AC222 rosewood Grand Auditorium. I tried another brand but I came back to these strings.They have it all.

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      5.0

      Guitar Strings

      By johnfez

      from Sanford, Fl

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        This brand of strings, were on my new guitar when I bought it. As a novice, I found them not too "painful" to get used to. They feel and sound good and stay in tune. I will continue using this brand. Great value for money.

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        5.0

        I USE THIS PRODUCT ALL THE TIME

        By B J

        from SUN CITY, FLORIDA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • I Play Them Hard
        • Long Life
        • They Maintain Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup

          Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          THESE STRINGS ARE PLAYED LOND AND HARD, YET HOLD HOLD THEIR
          TONE AND TUNE.

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          3.0

          not that quiet

          By disappointed

          from MN

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Bright sound

          Cons

          • Not As Quiet As The Other

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I tried these strings to save money over the "e" brand. They don't suppress the finger slide noise as well as that "other" brand. I'll be going back.

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            5.0

            Exp coated acoustic

            By Wing

            from Georgia

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I've always used D'addario strings but mostly on my electrics. What a huge difference on my acoustic! A very full tone not a "tinny" sound. At least on my acoustic
                Which is not a high end guitar.

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                5.0

                Best strings ever!

                By ddough5

                from DeQuincy, Louisiana

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong
                • Warm Rich Sound

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I have tried other strings in the 7 years I have been play and none match the tone I get from these. My all time favorite string.

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                5.0

                Great strings!

                By kardoktor

                from Guam

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Gigs
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  Started using these a few years ago because with that "other brand" I was using,
                  The G string was constantly breaking after one or two uses. Has great tone and lasts quite a long time. Less expensive than that other brand as well.

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                  5.0

                  Good Strings

                  By novicemartin24

                  from Klamath Falls, OR

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Good Tone Easy To Put On
                  • Have A Soft Feel
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • Don't Know Yet
                  • NA

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  Just bought these. Don't know have much to review but so far they are great! They have a rich, warm tone. Since I am teaching myself to play the guitar (Martin acoustic), I know it will be a wonderful experience while using these strings.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome

                  By swiftcloud1

                  from Arkansas

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Been The Best Strings
                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • For Me None

                  Best Uses

                  • Playin Everyday

                  Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  Been using these for some years now.I was using another brand won't say the brand name because it might of been my style of playing so on that note these d'addario are my one and onlys!

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                  5.0

                  Excellent strings

                  By AMB_Guitarist

                  from Colton, OR

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts

                    Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    D'Addario puts out a quality product

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