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D’Addario EFT16 Flat Tops Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings, Light, 12-53


D’Addario Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings

Your strings matter. D’Addario’s Phosphor Bronze acoustic guitar strings are engineered to serve as the critical link between you and your guitar. Our most popular acoustic guitar strings, EJ’s are precision wound with corrosion resistant Phosphor Bronze onto a carefully drawn, hexagonally shaped, high carbon steel core. The result is long lasting, bright sounding tone with excellent intonation.

View larger View larger Anatomy of a D’Addario Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar String

Three components of a D’Addario guitar string work together to create your desired tone: Hex-core, outer wrap wire, and ball-end. It all starts with the core. D’Addario pioneered the use of the Hex Core, and as the name suggests, it is a six-sided high carbon steel core-wire. Each side “bites” into the wire used for the outer winding, creating a tight and consistent bond that keeps the string in tune from end to end. The final component is a D’Addario exclusive: color-coded ball-ends that secure the string in place at the guitar’s bridge, allowing for easy string identification and a major reduction in wasteful packaging.

Phosphor Bronze

92% copper and 8% tin with phosphorous, introduced to string making by D’Addario in 1974 as the first “extended life” strings. Phosphor Bronze is synonymous with warm, bright, and well balanced acoustic tone.

Round Wound

The most popular and universal construction, Round Wound strings deliver the traditional textured feel most players are familiar and comfortable with.

The Player’s Choice

Ideal for the widest variety of guitars and musical styles, D’Addario acoustic strings are the choice of countless professionals around the world including Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Ryan Adams, and many more!

View larger The D’Addario Difference

It all starts with our exclusively engineered and built string winding machines. There is literally nothing like a D’Addario string machine. The combination of the most advanced computer-controlled winding technology and stringent incoming wire inspection delivers unmatched consistency, string after string, set after set. Our passion for and commitment to environmentally responsible packaging and raw materials fuels our continued innovation. Last but not least, every D’Addario string is made in the USA, ensuring the highest quality and performance.

Product Features

  • D’Addario’s popular extra-light gauging with an exclusive precision polishing process for reduced finger noise
  • Smooth, flattened playing surface, superb tone and sustain associated with phosphor bronze strings
  • Corrosion resistant packaging for strings that are always fresh
  • Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance
  • String Gauges: Plain Steel .012, .016, Phosphor Bronze Wound .024, .032, .042, .053

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GypsyRover says:

The best strings for acoustic electric guitars I play an acoustic electric. When I first got an AE 12 years ago I was dismayed at how much string squeak was amplified. In desperation, I tried flat wound strings for electric guitars. That reduced the string squeak significantly, but the tone was flat and tinny. Then I discovered D’Addario Flat Tops. They are round wound, but with the tops of the round wire shaved off. There is a little more string squeak than with flat wounds, but the tone is as good as a good round wound. I’ve used nothing…

Stanley says:

I beg to differ

Milton says:

No Squeeek strings are great! If you are an avid acoustic guitar player that does anything further up the neck than the third fret. You will want these strings. I have used these on all of my accoustic guitars for years. I won’t use anything else. Last year I got a new accoustic guitar and the first thing I did was change D’Addario Flat Tops. They enable you to do slides and other string work with a minimum of the squeak and dragging noise that normal flat wound strings will all give you. So, remove that will keep your…

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