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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 17 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (13)
  • Long life (11)
  • Consistent (10)
  • Well built / quality (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (6)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (5)

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5.0

Lasts a while

By Me

from Staten Island

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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.

 
5.0

great

By jimmy

from NJ

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

  • no cons

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Practicing

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

I've tried other strings through the years and I like D'Addario the best, my favorite by far!!!

 
5.0

great

By jimmy

from NJ

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      D'Addario strings are great, the only strings I have ever used. I tried others, my choice is D'Addario!!

       
      5.0

      Best string for all of my applications

      By One man band

      from Vallejo CA

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

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

        These strings make my Martin sound even better

         
        5.0

        They make music

        By Me

        from Staten Island

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

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

          They make music

           
          5.0

          A New Fave Of Mine!!!

          By Ardo

          from Yonkers, NY

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            I've only been using these for a short time, but I've come to really enjoy the long life and excellent tone these provide.

             
            5.0

            Sound Great!

            By JB

            from Cleveland, Ohio

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            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

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

              I installed these strings when I installed a Fishman Rare Earth sound hole pick-up on my 12-string dreadnought. First time stringing this particular guitar.
              Unplugged, these strings sound absolutely great! The highs sparkle and the lows have great tone as well. And they stay in tune or very close to in tune in between sessions. I don't think I would dare switching at this point. I feel like I got really lucky with these strings because I still wasn't sure even after reading the reviews.

               
              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.

                 
                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.

                   
                  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!

                     
                    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.

                       
                      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.

                         
                        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.

                           
                          5.0

                          Crisp but warm sound

                          By slimjim22

                          from Orlando, fl

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                          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.

                               
                              5.0

                              Good Enough for different 12-strings

                              By Maple12String

                              from T-Town KS

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                              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

                                   
                                  5.0

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

                                  By Me

                                  from Staten Island

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

                                  Last me up to 10 gigs at a time

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Awesome Strings!!!

                                  By artist9734

                                  from Michigan

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                                  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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