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Ernie Ball 2051 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Silk and Steel 12-String Soft Acoustic Guitar Strings

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The 80/20 sound made mellower.

Gauges 9-12-20w-26-36-46.

Ernie Ball 2051 Earthwood Acoustic Guitar Strings are crafted from 80% copper, 20% zinc wire wrapped around a nylon core for a mellower sound. These strings also lessen tension making instruments easier to play.

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 Ball2051 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Silk and Steel 12-String Soft Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (5)

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Great Strings for my 12

I've had a Martin D12X1 for about a year. I love the guitar but needed a string change from the factory originals. I took a chance on these in an attempt to mellow the...Read complete review

I've had a Martin D12X1 for about a year. I love the guitar but needed a string change from the factory originals. I took a chance on these in an attempt to mellow the sound and "soften" the action. Mission accomplished. The sound is great and these strings improved the playability considerably. Very, very satisfied. These are the only strings my Martin will ever know.

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Ernie Ball... You Failed Me

I'm a huge Ernie Ball fan. Always buy there strings for my electric guitars. So I thought maybe it was time to use EB's on my 12 string Takamine. Put them all on...Read complete review

I'm a huge Ernie Ball fan. Always buy there strings for my electric guitars. So I thought maybe it was time to use EB's on my 12 string Takamine. Put them all on and as soon as I started to tighten them they started snapping. Three of my strings snapped before I even attempted to tune the thing. Looks like I'm going back to using Martin strings.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strings for my 12

By GytrPlyr

from South Georgia

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2051 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Silk and Steel 12-String Soft Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I've had a Martin D12X1 for about a year. I love the guitar but needed a string change from the factory originals. I took a chance on these in an attempt to mellow the sound and "soften" the action. Mission accomplished. The sound is great and these strings improved the playability considerably. Very, very satisfied. These are the only strings my Martin will ever know.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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By Bannin

from Cleveland TN

Comments about Ernie Ball 2051 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Silk and Steel 12-String Soft Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I've found Ernie Ball Earthwood Silk and Steel strings to be the best strings I've used on my Washburn 12 string. They are light, but durable and give a "honeyed" tone to the music.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice and light

By raf

from pa

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  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2051 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Silk and Steel 12-String Soft Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I have an old Takamine 12 string that has some neck issues and can't use steel strings anymore. These are much lighter and allow me to back off on the truss rod...I like how they sound although there's not much strength in the bass end...still I'm happy with them.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Softer Feel

      By Richard Ell

      from Colorado Springs CO

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      Pros

      • Easier On The Fingers
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2051 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Silk and Steel 12-String Soft Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I tried a set of these Earthwood Silk & Steel strings on my Seagull, and never looked back.

        Although I gave up a little bit of Tone, both on the high end and on the bass, the sound is still strong and sweet. EASY ON THE FINGERS. It's been a year now, I still have the same set on - and they're fine. They hold Tune very well, though - it being a 12-string - I have to tune it just a smidgen after 2 or 3 songs. No fret buzz, and the harder I push it, the better they sound (Rhythm).

        Purchase price was a major factor for me. Anything made by Ernie Ball has always been good to me, and never broke the bank.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Work just fine

        By Uncle Billy

        from Ocilla, GA

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        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2051 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Silk and Steel 12-String Soft Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Just put them on my newly accquired Takamine F 400 S (1977), right after professionally done setup. Sound and play great.

           
          5.0

          Ernie Ball; can't go wrong.

          By ML

          from Philadelphia, Pa.

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2051 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Silk and Steel 12-String Soft Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            All 12 string acoustic guitars, very mellow sound.

             
            5.0

            Just found a new string preference

            By Bopar

            from Nashville, Tn

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            Comments about Ernie Ball 2051 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Silk and Steel 12-String Soft Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I like the ease of playability, these strings possess. The tone from my Yamaha FG-512,with these strings is really nice, also.

             
            5.0

            I will never use any other strings but these on my 12 string

            By David

            from San Antonio, TX

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            Pros

            • easy on the fingers
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2051 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Silk and Steel 12-String Soft Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I used to use Silk and steel strings on my 12 string years ago but for several years, I couldn't find Silk and Steels at my local music store. Now that I I have Silk and Steels like I used to have from Musicians Friend the difference is amazing! I'm never going to use any other strings on my 12. Both the guitar and I apreciate these strings - easier to play and the sound is super!

                (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Ernie Ball... You Failed Me

                By Moneybagszack

                from College Park, MD

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Breaks Easy
                  • Not Consistent

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ernie Ball 2051 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Silk and Steel 12-String Soft Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    I'm a huge Ernie Ball fan. Always buy there strings for my electric guitars. So I thought maybe it was time to use EB's on my 12 string Takamine. Put them all on and as soon as I started to tighten them they started snapping. Three of my strings snapped before I even attempted to tune the thing. Looks like I'm going back to using Martin strings.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Guitar Strings

                    By sharon ray

                    from Southern Oregon

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                    Comments about Ernie Ball 2051 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Silk and Steel 12-String Soft Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    I love "Musicians Friend" This company goes above and beyond Great Customer Service! My items always arrive prompt and well packaged. I will definately buy from this company again, and the ease of purchasing on a secure site through "Pay Pal" gives me piece of mind when doing my shopping from the comforts of my own chair. Thanks MF!

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