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Brighter, dynamic sound with lots of clarity.

Gauges 12-16-24w-32-44-54.

Made from 80% copper, 20% zinc wire wrapped around hex shaped tin plated steel core wire. The most popular acoustic provides a crisp, ringing sound with pleasing overtones.

All Ernie Ball strings are precision manufactured to the highest standards and most exacting specs to assure consistency, optimum performance, and long life.


You'll definitely feel and hear the difference. Order today.

 
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Ernie Ball2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings
 
4.3

(based on 24 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)
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      • Experienced (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesome

    I honestly have never been wowed by strings. I've been disappointed by strings that were downright horrible like Fatties, but these are unbelievable. A. the packaging smells like maple syrup, B. they...Read complete review

    I honestly have never been wowed by strings. I've been disappointed by strings that were downright horrible like Fatties, but these are unbelievable. A. the packaging smells like maple syrup, B. they are packaged in a sealed plastic, much like a deck of Baseball cards or something like that would come, C. they feel great and sound awesome right away.I rreally think these made a difference and will opt for them nearly every time I can now. I had previously been playing the Musicians Gear brand, because they were cheap and seemed to do the trick.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    D E A D

    Was looking for an inexpensive string that would hopefully last a little while. I did like the gauge of string, I usually play light medium gauge, which can be hard to find in...Read complete review

    Was looking for an inexpensive string that would hopefully last a little while. I did like the gauge of string, I usually play light medium gauge, which can be hard to find in a good brand sometimes. Bought three sets because of the good price, put a set on my epiphone acoustic tuned and played. Fingers were black from residue after a few minutes, which is never a good sign for longevity. Usually play 3 to 4 times a week, mostly on weekends, strings were not on for only a week or two with very little play and they were D E A D, dead. No volume to them much at all. Still have 2 sets haven't even put on either one of my guitars, because there is no point. Would not recommend to anyone. You get what you pay for in this case anyway which is, not much of anything. Really like elixirs, but have had alot of trouble with them breaking. Anyway still lokking for that great string at a reasonable price.

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    5.0

    Tone and comfort

    By bluesistheonlymusic

    from Decatur, Il

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

      Beautiful tone and comfort. I put these on my new Epiphone Masterbilt and it blew me away so I tried them on my old clunky washburn and they made a HUGE difference in its tone as well!

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      5.0

      Best strings (until the Aluminum Bronze)

      By bluesistheonlymusic

      from Decatur, Il

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      Pros

      • Comfort And Playability
      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

        Very comfortable and beautiful tone. Hands down the best set of acoustic strings on the market right now (until the new Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze strings drop next month). Don't hesitate to buy these, the medium light hybrid pack is awesome for players who like the heavy top end and lighter high end. Great for strumming and picking!

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        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Review

        By bbgamer884

        from New England

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Consistent
          • Poor Longevity
          • Poor Tone Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

            I bought these strings because i am faithful to ernie ball. I have always used Elixirs for my acoustic, so I wanted to go to one brand. It was too much of a change. The strings lost their tone in about a half hour. I am gonna try the everlast strings and see what happens, but I would never use these earthwoods again.

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            5.0

            Good Strings!

            By Danger

            from Fl

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

              I have had these and recently gave them to 3 people I am teaching and they loved the sound.

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              5.0

              Earthwood Strings always good.

              By Griff

              from Kingman, Az.

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              Pros

              • Great Warm Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

                  Lighter strings still have good tone.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent strings

                  By DC

                  from Madison, AL

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Balanced Full Tone
                  • Excellent Bass Response
                  • Not Overly Bright

                  Cons

                  • Long Winding-6th String

                  Best Uses

                  • Aggressive Strumming
                  • Finger Picking

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

                  I've been using Martin SP and non-SP phosphor bronze lights on my guitars for years because of their tone, consistency, and price. But I recently bought a new guitar and am in the process of experimenting to see which strings work the best on this particular guitar, an all solid wood spruce/mahogany triple-O with bone nut, ivory saddle, and ebony bridge pins. So I bought several different brands of phosphors and thought I'd also give 80/20 a try since I hadn't used them in such a long time. Not expecting to like them, a few days ago I put a set of the Earthwood 2300 80/20 Light-Medium 12-54 on and they're excellent. Exceptional balance, tone, sustain, and bass response. I was very pleasantly surprised. These strings sound more like a really good set of phosphor bronze than 80/20. Not the brightness I've experienced in the past with other 80/20 strings. They're bright, but just right, with a full "gutsy" expressive, ringing tone.

                  The only issue I had is the winding on the 6th string being so long that it extended onto the saddle...which hasn't happened with any other brand of string. But it's an easy fix by cutting the ball end off an old string and using it as a shim to take up more space by placing it over the 6th string and allowing it to slide down and sit on top of the 6th string's ball end. Works great. Problem solved.

                  I still have a few other strings to try over the next few weeks but have a feeling I'll be coming back to these.

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                  5.0

                  Good Strings, Great Price

                  By Mike R16

                  from Illinois

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                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

                  Not really into the acoustic thing too much...But have been using Ernie Ball for a long long time and these seem to be very good quality strings

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  You can bet these!!

                  By PapaBear87

                  from Texas

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

                  These are great and I enjoy playing them more than any other set I've ever owned!!!

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  dull strings

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

                  Would not buy again. Probably go back to D'Addario phospor bronze strings I bought before.
                  Tone is dull. Strings seem stiff and don't ring nicely. Strung them on my Taylor dreadnought detuned to Eb. Sounds noticeable duller and weaker than cheaper strings I normally buy.
                  At the very least, it seems like these strings have a good lifespan. They don't seem to be getting limp or discoloring as fast as other strings I've had. But due to its dull tone, I will soon replace them.

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                  (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Dull with no sound...

                  By Ren

                  from Buffalo, New York

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2003 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Medium Light Acoustic Strings:

                  I bought these(only one packet thank goodness) from a nearby guitar store. They were dull. All the comments on here are hard to believe. Such lovely comments for such poor strings. They're sound lasted long, but it barely had any sound. They were so irritating. So, I removed them with D' Addrio's. Which happened to sound great. I still can't believe those comments on here.

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