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D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings  

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Special coating extends string life dramatically!

Gauges: 12-16-24-32-42-53.
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 111 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (79)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (30)
  • Consistent (26)
  • Long life (26)
  • Well built / quality (19)

Cons

  • Poor tone quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (18)
  • Back-up (15)
  • Concerts (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (8), 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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1.0

Poor tone, restrung immediately.

By Erik

from Long Island, NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Tone Quality

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

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

    Ordered a Washburn WD100DL Dreadnought Acoustic after selling my old guitar to a friend, and these strings came already strung on the guitar. To each his own with the string sound they're looking for, but I personally hated these. These strings have a very thin and tinny/metallic sound, and I couldn't stand it. I am glad I ordered some Martin strings with my guitar because I immediately restrung it. (And I'm happy I did!)

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    1.0

    Don't waste my money

    By buck 0553

    from Jackson ms.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • Not Consistent
    • Poor Tone Quality

    Best Uses

    • Garbage Can

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

    inconsistent tone from pack to pack, a lot of finger noise, bright metalic sound then they go dead ,bought on sale now I know why.

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    5.0

    nice feel

    By Dave

    from Houston

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

      I found these strings to have less tension vs. earthwood 80-20. Makes playing easier. The phosphor bronze strings have a little more sizzle but less bite than 80-20

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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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