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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 112 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (80)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (31)
  • Consistent (27)
  • Long life (27)
  • Well built / quality (20)

Cons

  • Poor tone quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (19)
  • Back-up (16)
  • Concerts (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), 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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5.0

exp16 coated strings

By welder4

from Ohio Cincinnati area.

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Ask me a question

Pros

  • About As Good As Any
  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    the shipping was super fast, the strings play well and about as good as any .

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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

          Ask me a question

          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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