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D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 

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Gauges: 12-16-24-32-42-53.EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings provide longer life and increased durability coupled with the brightness...Click To Read More About This Product

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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.


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D'AddarioEXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 136 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (99)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (50)
  • Consistent (40)
  • Long life (40)
  • Well built / quality (30)

Cons

  • Poor tone quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (34)
  • Back-up (26)
  • Concerts (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (35), Professional musician (13), Novice (9)

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

 

Not the Best for All of My Guitars

The first time I got these strings, they were in red packaging. On my cheap Epiphone AJ200, they sound pretty good and lasted long. But, on my 1983 Guild D35, the tone...Read complete review

The first time I got these strings, they were in red packaging. On my cheap Epiphone AJ200, they sound pretty good and lasted long. But, on my 1983 Guild D35, the tone seem less than natural. I switched back to Martin strings. Now, years later, I got a free pack of these strings in blue packaging from D'Addario. Not realizing that these were the same strings, I install them on my Guild. Flat-picking, they sound OK. Finger-picking, they started to sound a little off. Strumming, I heard a harsh, un-natural sound. Then I realized that this is the same strings my D35 "rejected" before. She just do not like coated strings. Back to Martin strings again. These coated strings may do well on some guitars and may be jut awful on others. You'll just have to experiment with your gear. But, personally, I would not have these as my 'go to' strings.

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5.0

Ny Go-To Strings

By Gene B

from Central PA

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    This has been my steady choice for awhile now. The life is decent and they feel right. Less tension than the comparable Martin brand.

     
    5.0

    Excellent Strings

    By Jeepxtreme

    from Sheboygan, WI

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      These are the only string I use on my Breedlove acoustic. They have amazing tone and play very nice. I haven't had one break under normal playing conditions yet, although, I change them pretty often.

       
      4.0

      love these strings

      By Brendan

      from NA,MA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

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

        Love these strings the sound is great and they feel amazing against my fingers.

         
        5.0

        Excellent strings

        By Wade

        from Phoenix AZ

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          I bought these strings to try out on my new Seagull guitar. I like the warm tones and ease of play of these strings.

           
          5.0

          I will continue to buy this product

          By rich

          from Sunrise,Fl.

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

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

            Bought the strings for my grandsons I don't believe they'll break these.

             
            5.0

            Fantastic Sounding Strings

            By Chip

            from NC

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Everyone has their own preference when it comes to distinguishing the type string's which they use & each guitar sounds different with different brand & construction strings. Those who do not like these EXP coated strings with the new/stronger, etc. NY Steel, can always get the Bronze or 80/20 one's.

                 
                5.0

                I've tryed lots of strings, these are these are the best.

                By Benny

                from Decherd,Tennessee

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • No breaks-best quality.

                  Best Uses

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

                    I would highly recommend these strings for all useage.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great strings...

                    By Bubba De

                    from USA

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                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

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

                      I use these strings because they came with my guitar (Takamine EF340 SCGN) when I purchased it, and it sounded and played great when I first picked it up - which is why I bought the guitar. I have never broken a string - so I have replaced my strings about 8 times - and always use these EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

                       
                      5.0

                      First time I tried them I was hooked.

                      By kingfishrgm

                      from Sandpoint, ID

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Fast response
                      • Good Tone
                      • Slides easily with minimum squeak

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          First time I have tried this product. I have tried other D'Addario strings, but these are amazing. I can't find anything I don't like. I really like the tone of the bass strings and the ease of sliding with very little squeak on the treble strings. I am in the process of replacing strings on my other acoustics with these.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          The Holy Grail....after a long search.....

                          By Bluewolf

                          from Tracy CA

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

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

                            After a long search through many different lands and exotic locals, (and many different brands). I followed an encoded treasure map given to me by an old blind beggar on the streets of Calcutta. Risking life and limb, I finally made my way to these, the holy grail of acoustic guitar strings. I use them on both my acoustic/electrics. Now my life is a storybook wonder. I have stopped aging, women are drawn to me like a magnet, and I have become filthy rich overnight. With all heartfelt seriousness, these are the best. Give them a shot.

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