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D'Addario EXP26 Coated Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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Gauges: 11-15-22-32-42-52.EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings provide longer life and increased durability coupled with the brightness...Read More

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Gauges: 11-15-22-32-42-52.
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 cross-linked 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.

Special coating extends string life dramatically!


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'AddarioEXP26 Coated Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Long life (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A winner.

I've tried a lot of strings, and most of them are pretty good for about 3 days, then they start to fade.For kicks, I tried a set of Elixers, because I liked the...Read complete review

I've tried a lot of strings, and most of them are pretty good for about 3 days, then they start to fade.For kicks, I tried a set of Elixers, because I liked the ClearTones (but not the ClearTone price) and went from .011's to .012's just to see what a heavier set was like. I utterly hated them. I can't be sure if it was the Elixers or the gauge or my Yamaha, but I sufferd for months with them.Then I tried these, in .011's, and all that I love in a new set of strings came flooding back. I would recommend these quite highly to anyone that wants a great sound in a coated string, especially on a Yamaha acoustic. I give these a 9 out of 10, because after 2 weeks, they are starting to fade also, but maybe I'm expecting too much.
Color coded ball ends. Nice for new comers, I would think.
D'Addario is second to none on quality.
Coated strings are slightly over priced. but Musicians Friend helps with free shipping (and no tax).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fret bumps in two weeks!

I got a new guitar an Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway for next to my chair to play at night. (I play about 2 hours every night.)I decided to try these strings (D'Addario...Read complete review

I got a new guitar an Ibanez Talman TCM50 Cutaway for next to my chair to play at night. (I play about 2 hours every night.)I decided to try these strings (D'Addario EXP26 Coated Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings). The best! But within two months the G string developed BAD fret bumps on the top, at each fret! I thought it was a fluke. So I picked up two more sets to try out. They do sound great!The second set did the same thing and where UNTUNEABLE within two months. And the G string had the same problem with the fret bumps (on all frets). Well now Im on my last set I put them on in mid January. And this time I noticed that the bumps started about two weeks after I put them on. Well now its been two months. And I think I will try a different brand!I sent two emails to D'Addario to ask them about the string. They never replayed back.

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5.0

I plan on buying more

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from right now Florida

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario EXP26 Coated Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    My washburn died the first time I tried light strings. the heavy strings hurt these old fingers. I tried a set of exp 26, 11-52 they worked, nice tone easy on the fingers

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    5.0

    Topnotch

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    from Montgomery Alabama

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario EXP26 Coated Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I buy these strings routinely and believe them to be superior quality. There are other brands that cost more, but frankly these do exactly the same job. I like being frugal and I like the product. The stay bright for a longtime,never break, or corrode.

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      5.0

      Coated Strings From Now on

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      from WV

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EXP26 Coated Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        This is my first set of coated strings, will be trying various brands etc., but these are awesome. One thing I have noticed is the coating really let's you know if you have rough / unpolished sections of frets - doing pulls, your fingers will feel these like speed bumps.

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        5.0

        Awesome strings

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        from Philadelphia , pa

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EXP26 Coated Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I put these strings on all my guitars .

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        5.0

        Amazing longevity

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        from Santa Rosa, CA

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario EXP26 Coated Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I can only say that I'm more than satisfied. I've finally found a set of acoustic guitar strings that keep their tone and done break for many months. The last set I used help up for over six months sounding great the whole time!

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          5.0

          The Best Strings!

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          from MI

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario EXP26 Coated Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Best strings out there for sound, & not breaking under heavy use! I play in a group weekly, and pound these strings! A great deal ever time!

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            4.0

            Acoustic Strings

            By 

            from Charleston, SC

            Comments about D'Addario EXP26 Coated Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Nice Sound - light and bright
            average or a little better
            good value

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A winner.

            By 

            from Auburn, NY

            Comments about D'Addario EXP26 Coated Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I've tried a lot of strings, and most of them are pretty good for about 3 days, then they start to fade.For kicks, I tried a set of Elixers, because I liked the ClearTones (but not the ClearTone price) and went from .011's to .012's just to see what a heavier set was like. I utterly hated them. I can't be sure if it was the Elixers or the gauge or my Yamaha, but I sufferd for months with them.Then I tried these, in .011's, and all that I love in a new set of strings came flooding back. I would recommend these quite highly to anyone that wants a great sound in a coated string, especially on a Yamaha acoustic. I give these a 9 out of 10, because after 2 weeks, they are starting to fade also, but maybe I'm expecting too much.
            Color coded ball ends. Nice for new comers, I would think.
            D'Addario is second to none on quality.
            Coated strings are slightly over priced. but Musicians Friend helps with free shipping (and no tax).

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sounds Great

            Comments about D'Addario EXP26 Coated Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Great
            They sound better than the uncoated strings and they last 6 times as long. I change my strings every 6 months.
            It's cheaper to use the coated strings, they last longer.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great strings great sound !

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            from jaffrey n.h.

            Comments about D'Addario EXP26 Coated Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            These strings perform ! easy playability and no compromise on tone or volume.If you want a little more bendable string and like coated you will love them.I use them on all of my acoustics.If you think 10's are too thin of a sound or feel and mediums change your action then try these strings you will not be dissapointed !

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