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D'Addario EXP38 12-String Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings  

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Gauges: 10-10-14-14-23-08-30-12-39-18-47-27.Ultra-fine EXP coating on the wrap wire dramatically increases the life of your strings. EXP Coated Phosp...Read More

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Retain the brightness and response of new strings 3 to 4 times longer.

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Ultra-fine EXP coating on the wrap wire dramatically increases the life of your strings. EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze 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 ultra-fine 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.


Make the change today, you'll never go back. Coated strings RULE!

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D'AddarioEXP38 12-String Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
5.0

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Long life (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Concerts (3)
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5.0

Priced high, but worth the money.

By Uncle Billy

from Ocilla, GA

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Pros

  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario EXP38 12-String Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Switched from Elixir on my Taylor 12 string - won't go back.

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    5.0

    Great strings

    By James

    from Cincinnati

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario EXP38 12-String Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Great strings that last much longer than uncoated strings.

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      5.0

      Truly great strings and great value

      By Cloudmaker9

      from Ventura, CA

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EXP38 12-String Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        These strings are both bright and warm, bringing out the bass as well as the treble. I prefer them to Elixer, they last as long or longer, and are better value. I have used them on both my 1974 Guild 212 XL land my Seagull dreadnaught 12 string, and they work wonderfully on both. The EXP 36 is a slightly brighter string, but the Guild guitar is so bright on the treble end the EXP 38's are a better fit. If you play an hour a day, these strings last 2 or 3 months!

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        5.0

        Best quality on the market

        By Sandy

        from Rochester, NH

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Durable
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Church Services
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario EXP38 12-String Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          These strings hold their integrity and sound quality far longer than other brands I have tried over the years.

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          5.0

          Bright and Booming

          By Ken

          from Cleveland OH

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          Pros

          • Bright
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • None yet

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario EXP38 12-String Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Put on my Providence Guild F212XL and they moved all that wood just fine. Strings sounded bright, with plenty of Guild 12-string boom behind, and coating didn't seem to muffle them. If they hold up OK, will get more.

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            5.0

            Takamine 12 Stringers use EXP38s

            By G-Man

            from New Jersey

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Great Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario EXP38 12-String Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I have a Takamine 12 string acoustic electric guitar and they factory install these strings on their 12 string guitars. I checked out reviews of some other brands and they got low marks, so I decided to stay with these. I am happy with their tone and their durability.

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              5.0

              Lasts a while

              By Me

              from NYC

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

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                Cons

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                    Comments about D'Addario EXP38 12-String Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    Last me around 2-3 months, 10-12 gigs. I don't usually think about changing them. After a while, I might notice I'll have to tune a string a few times during a gig and I'll remind myself to change them soon.

                    It's a pain changing 12 strings, so I really appreciate the length of time these strings stay awesome.

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                    5.0

                    Crisp but warm sound

                    By slimjim22

                    from Orlando, fl

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about D'Addario EXP38 12-String Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        Genuine Phosphor Bronze sound with a promise of longevity. Only had them on for a week, so cannot speak for the longevity.

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                        5.0

                        Good Enough for different 12-strings

                        By Maple12String

                        from T-Town KS

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about D'Addario EXP38 12-String Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            I use these and only these on my
                            Washburn Cumberland J28-12
                            Takamine EG523SC-12
                            Alvarez AJ-60
                            Guild GAD JF30-12
                            and they work VERY well
                            Will continue to use

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                            5.0

                            Been using these for many years. Consistently up to my expectations.

                            By Me

                            from NYC

                            Comments about D'Addario EXP38 12-String Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            Last me up to 10 gigs at a time

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