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Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Gauges 28-32-40-30-36-42.Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla classical guitar strings are made of a solid nylon filament. It is similar to, but not the sam...Click To Read More About This Product

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Smooth, rich, and quiet.

Gauges 28-32-40-30-36-42.

Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla classical guitar strings are made of a solid nylon filament. It is similar to, but not the same as, the nylon used for fishing line. Silver fourth, fifth, and sixth wound strings are made of silver plated copper wrapped around a nylon floss core.

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 Ball2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (16)
  • Consistent (12)
  • Well built / quality (12)
  • Long life (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (8), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Faulty high E string

I'm a big Ernie Ball fan and have used their electric and steel string acoustic strings for years. This was my first time using their nylon strings, and I was looking forward to the...Read complete review

I'm a big Ernie Ball fan and have used their electric and steel string acoustic strings for years. This was my first time using their nylon strings, and I was looking forward to the ball ends and not having to tie them for once. However, the "ball" (really more of a hollowed out plastic nub) of the high E string popped off while I was stringing before I had even gotten it up to tension. I double knotted it and put some crazy glue on the knot, slipped it through and it has held up fine, but that was a bit of a pain, considering the reason I bought them was so I wouldn't have to do that. Could've been a fluke, as I believe Ernie Ball is a quality brand, but has been my only experience with this type of set, so sharing to see if anyone else has had a similar issue. Other than that the string sound great…..and look cool too!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice bottoms weak tops

Value = 3 out of 10
The bottom 3 are nice, the G, B, and Hi E are weak
Sustain on the G, B, hi E is less than other less...Read complete review

Value = 3 out of 10
The bottom 3 are nice, the G, B, and Hi E are weak
Sustain on the G, B, hi E is less than other less expensive brands.
The B is noticeably smaller than other brands of the same gauge.

The only really good thing about them is that they stop stretching faster than my other choices,but that's not enough to make me want to ever buy them again.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Nice bottoms weak tops

By nousndthem

from Pittsburgh, PA

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

Value = 3 out of 10
The bottom 3 are nice, the G, B, and Hi E are weak
Sustain on the G, B, hi E is less than other less expensive brands.
The B is noticeably smaller than other brands of the same gauge.

The only really good thing about them is that they stop stretching faster than my other choices,but that's not enough to make me want to ever buy them again.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Faulty high E string

By Jed

from Virginia Beach

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Breaks Easy

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I'm a big Ernie Ball fan and have used their electric and steel string acoustic strings for years. This was my first time using their nylon strings, and I was looking forward to the ball ends and not having to tie them for once. However, the "ball" (really more of a hollowed out plastic nub) of the high E string popped off while I was stringing before I had even gotten it up to tension. I double knotted it and put some crazy glue on the knot, slipped it through and it has held up fine, but that was a bit of a pain, considering the reason I bought them was so I wouldn't have to do that. Could've been a fluke, as I believe Ernie Ball is a quality brand, but has been my only experience with this type of set, so sharing to see if anyone else has had a similar issue. Other than that the string sound great…..and look cool too!

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I thought they sounded very bright

By Tinytim

from Oklahoma

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Love The Black Color
  • Strong

Cons

  • None That I Can Find

Best Uses

  • Beginners No Pain
  • Childrens Guitars
  • Practicing
  • Regular Acoustics

Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

One of my students plays my classical guitar during practice and loves the sound of classical strings. He asked me to change over his old 3/4 guitar that didn't fret well with metal acoustic strings. I had ordered a pair of these in clear color in the past and have enjoyed the sound an endurance of these strings. My students guitar had a black pick guard so I picked these black strings to match the pick guard. Boy was I right. The cheap guitar played really bright and the color was captivating. I hated to give the guitar back to my student it played so well... I highly recommend for beginners and anyone wanting to switch over to nylon strings with a traditional western guitar... Order the clear for natural guitars and these blacks for sunburst or red, yellow or cherry burst or black colored guitars...

(1 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Well just started with guitar

By not know

from Baconton, Ga

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Acoustic Strings Fine

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I did not know they were for Acoustic strings. So being wired nylon they do not work with electric guitar. I am new at guitar and did not know.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Perfectly good strings

      By Ron

      from Rhode Island

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          First, the ball ends make these strings far easier to change. I don't get the purist aesthetic of nylon strings that you have to loop into the tailpiece - join the 21st century. I also haven't had the problems with breaking some other reviewers have had, but I don't play hard. These strings are best for non-classical lead players looking for the nylon sound. You can even use these strings on non-classical guitars. I use these to record latin ballroom music. The only down-side is they are quite stretchy, especially the top 3, and take a couple of weeks to stabilize and stay in tune. Make sure you have several loops of the string on the tuner and that you pinch the whisker of the string under all the loops or it can slip out. Otherwise, they are comfortable, sound great and once stretched out for a week or two, they stay in tune.

           
          4.0

          work for me

          By handsome jansen

          from wash,st,

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            they do the job

             
            5.0

            Always a great buy

            By Rockstar Caleb

            from New Jersey

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Always use this on my classical guitar and the strings ive bought before, and they still sound amazing. Very good tone. Good quality for the price. Excellent strings to use

               
              5.0

              Great strings, good price, free shipping!

              By Tialli

              from Miami, FL

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I'm not a professional guitar player and play so so, but they sound great to me. Thanks Guitar Center! :)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent item!

                  By Steve Laro

                  from Puerto Rico

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      Good product!

                       
                      5.0

                      Great strings!

                      By Marah

                      from Concord, NH

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        These strings sound good and easy to play.

                         
                        5.0

                        Nice tone

                        By Fretbuzz

                        from Chicopee Ma

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            Most nylon strings are not as bright, but these sound nice for finger picking

                             
                            5.0

                            Awesome deal

                            By Paul

                            from Farmington, NM

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Tone
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            Great tone for great price

                             
                            5.0

                            Good strings

                            By David

                            from Pensacola Florida

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            Good value

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            NOT WHAT I EXPECTED.

                            By Ole Guy

                            from Harrison,Mi.

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent

                            Cons

                            • Poor Tone Quality

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            Not what I expected. I ordered strings for my washburn classical guitar and I think they sent child toy strings. Top three are purple.

                             
                            5.0

                            Great item

                            By Erin powell

                            from Rougemont NC

                            About Me Child

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                              Got before i thought i would

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              I like these strings

                              By TexasBill

                              from Magnolia, AR

                              About Me Novice

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                              Pros

                              • Good Tone

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                  I replaced my steel strings on my acoustic guitar with these and they sound good. I get the sound that I wanted to play Spanish style music.

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Nice product

                                  By Jam53166

                                  from Ohio

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                                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                  Good string for General use and practice

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  Well, like I know what I am talking about?????

                                  By BustinJieber

                                  from Standish

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                                  Pros

                                  • no real idea, not a classical guitarist

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • I do not play

                                    Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                    I am a bass player

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    HEY! You Guys Oughta Run for Office, Can I Get A Heck Yeah??

                                    By Happy Purchaser

                                    from South Jersey

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                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Long Life

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                        This purchase (among all of my many excellent buys through these guys) was for classical-style guitar strings.
                                        Variety = second to none (I got the Earnestos 'cuz of the ball-end (not really ready to tackle the knots...but learning)
                                        Price = always right on,
                                        Quality = I never worry because I am NEVER let down,
                                        SDotD = The greatest daily email for man, the greatest gift for mankind.

                                        Kidding aside, these are simply great. I was not disappointed and I believe my opinions on these to be at least 6σ.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Easy to use, look great.

                                        By JerryLive

                                        from Bishop, CA

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                                        See all my reviews

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Backup
                                            • Practicing

                                            Comments about Ernie Ball 2409 Ernesto Palla Nylon Ball End Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                            Wonderfully easy to use on a Classical or nylon string guitar, Stick it through the hole on the bridge and wind it on the tuner post. I doesn't get any easier than that. Wound strings are gold, unwound are black, which looks great if you have gold tuners with black knobs like mine.
                                            Over the years I have used at least 20 sets of these strings with only one unwound string losing its end, and that was years ago. I have had several normal strings break at the bridge, probably due to me pulling the loop too tight.
                                            Best of all, putting these on a Classical will drive super serious players to drink when they see them. Who could ask for more.

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