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

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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 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (3)

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    • Practicing (3)
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    5.0

    Truly great strings and great value

    By Cloudmaker9

    from Ventura, CA

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    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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      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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          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

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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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                          5.0

                          Awesome Strings!!!

                          By INGRID HEAD

                          from Michigan

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

                          Love em!!!!
                          I love these strings. They have a bassier tone. Other stings I have tried sound tinny on the 12 string. These are worth trying. They were recommended by my luthier friend so I thought it would be worth a try and I sure am glad I did!!!
                          There are made to last a long time. They are coated in a specail way as to not affect the tone but keep the strings from corroding.
                          They are worth the extra cost because you won't have to change your strings as often.

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