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D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings  

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EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings provide longer life and increased durability coupled with the brightness, clarity, and sensitivity you've come to... Click To Read More About This Product

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EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar 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 ultrafine 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 crosslinked 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.

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D'AddarioEXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.4

(based on 164 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (117)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (44)
  • Consistent (35)
  • Long life (34)
  • Well built / quality (26)

Cons

  • Poor tone quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (26)
  • Back-up (21)
  • Concerts (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (29), Professional musician (11), Novice (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

These strings are Great!

Ive use DAddario Extended Play strings on both my acoustic and electric guitars. I was an Elixer fan, but they were too expensive & I kept breaking the G string. I don't play...Read complete review

Ive use DAddario Extended Play strings on both my acoustic and electric guitars. I was an Elixer fan, but they were too expensive & I kept breaking the G string. I don't play hard and there were no peoblems at the nut or the bridge. Problem went away after switching to the EXPs. Now they are the only strings I would buy! If a store doesn't have them...I move on to another or buy from MF. Same great price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not the Best for All of My Guitars

The first time I got these strings, they were in red packaging. On my cheap Epiphone AJ200, they sound pretty good and lasted long. But, on my 1983 Guild D35, the tone...Read complete review

The first time I got these strings, they were in red packaging. On my cheap Epiphone AJ200, they sound pretty good and lasted long. But, on my 1983 Guild D35, the tone seem less than natural. I switched back to Martin strings. Now, years later, I got a free pack of these strings in blue packaging from D'Addario. Not realizing that these were the same strings, I install them on my Guild. Flat-picking, they sound OK. Finger-picking, they started to sound a little off. Strumming, I heard a harsh, un-natural sound. Then I realized that this is the same strings my D35 "rejected" before. She just do not like coated strings. Back to Martin strings again. These coated strings may do well on some guitars and may be jut awful on others. You'll just have to experiment with your gear. But, personally, I would not have these as my 'go to' strings.

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5.0

The best

By Dennis

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

Nothing but the best!! Always buy the coated strings! Last long and my fingers don't turn black or green!

 
5.0

Daddario EXP's

By Me.Beee

from Houston TX

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I found these strings and use them on all my guitars, I used to buy Martin's but now only Daddario last longer and the coating keeps them sharp. My hands sweat profusely which is very bad for strings. I use daddario custom lights on my Six and twelve string as well as my beater

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Holy Grail....after a long search.....

      By Bluewolf

      from Tracy CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        After a long search through many different lands and exotic locals, (and many different brands). I followed an encoded treasure map given to me by an old blind beggar on the streets of Calcutta. Risking life and limb, I finally made my way to these, the holy grail of acoustic guitar strings. I use them on both my acoustic/electrics. Now my life is a storybook wonder. I have stopped aging, women are drawn to me like a magnet, and I have become filthy rich overnight. With all heartfelt seriousness, these are the best. Give them a shot.

         
        5.0

        The Holy Grail...after a long search....

        By Bluewolf

        from Tracy CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          After a long search in which I have tried many different kinds of strings these are the t

          After a long search through far off lands and exotic locals, (and many different brands). I finally followed an encoded treasure map given to me by an old blind beggar in the streets of Calcutta and risking life and limb made my way to these, the holy grail of acoustic guitar strings. I use them on both of my acoustic/electrics and now my life is a storybook wonder. I have stopped aging, women are drawn to me like a magnet, and I have become filthy rich overnight. In all heartfelt seriousness, these are the best. Give them a shot.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Nice sound, but for the first week only

          By Mike

          from Park Ridge, IL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • short lived

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I have been an Elixir Nanoweb buyer for many years. I thought I'd give the D'Addario EXP16 strings a shot instead, so I bought two sets. Initially they sounded great and I thought I had found my new favorite strings. However after a couple of weeks the unwound treble strings started to sound very harsh. The same was true for the second set. Although the wound strings are still sounding awesome, I'm at the point where I just can't take the harsh scratchy sound coming off the trebles. It is as if they were uncoated and starting to rust, although I can't actually see anything that looks like rust. When I run my finger along the treble strings, there is a definite roughness at the sound hole, at about the impact point of my pick. I don't know if it is rust, or whatever coating is on them starting to disintegrate already.

             
            5.0

            Excellent strings

            By Lewis

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Sound good. Long lasting.

             
            4.0

            Good strings

            By Scotty

            from Mansfield, TX

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                Third time bought. I am a beginner and strings held up well.

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Strings

                By Alex W.

                from Van Alstyne, TX

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  Excellent strings! I've been playing for about six months now and didn't realize how much of a difference new strings made. These strings are much more comfortable on my fingers than the Yamaha 80/20 Bronze uncoated strings I had before and sound beautiful. I haven't compared them to 80/20 coated strings but I feel like the phosphor bronze gave it a much warmer tone.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Not the best strings I've used

                  By Mark

                  from Boston

                  Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  The sound is okay. The high e string broke without strumming hard. I'm going to use Martin extra lights from now on.

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                  3.0

                  New product showed signs of deteriorating metal

                  By David G

                  from Jupiter, FL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                  • Corrosion

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I wanted to buy strings at MF along with the fine instruments I buy from them but the strings showed sign of corrosion which suggests they're being stored or purchased from someone who has had these for some time. Or they are being stored in a non-climatized environment. I understand when I get guitars that come with strings that appear old but that's why I bought the strings. I'm sure that MF would replace them but it's not worth mine or their time for just a set of strings. MF sells a lot of good products but buying single strings for me isn't going to work out. Love you MF, just not strings. I could have gotten a odd pack so if you had good luck don't listen to me.

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