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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...Read More

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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 114 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (33)
  • Consistent (28)
  • Long life (28)
  • Well built / quality (21)

Cons

  • Poor tone quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (20)
  • Back-up (17)
  • Concerts (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Professional musician (9), Novice (6)

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

Great strings

By Skippy

from MD

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I have struggled reading reviews to try to identify what would be the best strings for me and my Ibanez Concert guitar. I have found that words like "warm, bright, mellow, balanced" all are subjective not only to the individual, but the individual guitar. The Phosphor Bronze strings have really helped reduce the "brightness" that I do not like. I have tried D'addario 80/20 EXP Light and Elixir 80/20 Polyweb & Nanoweb Extra Light. I would say the sound with these is balanced and focused, for what it is worth. If you are looking for a sound that you have been unable to find in 80/20 strings or Elixir try these.

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      5.0

      Top string for sound and longevity.

      By Cowboy

      from Lebanon, Tenn

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong
      • Worth The Money

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Around Great
        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        I used another brand for years till they started breaking and leaving my hands black. I tried these several years ago and was very impressed. They are consistent in sound strength and longevity. They pretty much stay in tune from hot to cold and I get 3 to 4 weeks of playing 6 to 8 hrs everyday. most other string a week. So these strings are very much worth the money.

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        5.0

        exp16 coated strings

        By welder4

        from Ohio Cincinnati area.

        About Me Experienced

        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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