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D’Addario EJ13 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings, Custom Light, 11-52


80/20 bronze, commonly referred to as brass, is the original acoustic string alloy selected by john d’addario sr. and john d’angelico in the 1930s. 80/20 bronze strings are popular for recording due to their crisp, bold, and projecting tone and appeal to many traditionalists for their historical significance.

Product Features

  • Custom gauging for balance of projecting tone and lighter plain strings for comfortable bending
  • Extra-bright tone mixed with deep and projecting bottom end
  • 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 .011, .015, Bronze Wound .022, .032, .042, .052

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tangent says:

Best sounding guitar strings I’ve heard.. I’ve been using D’addario phosphor bronze strings for years, they are nice but these sound way better. These strings give that brilliant and sparkly tone heard on many recordings of famous acoustic instrumental players like Don Ross, Hedges, etc..I always wondered how they got that bright and full tone while playing fingerstyle, I always thought it was due to higher quality woods on their guitars or something but now I am certain that it has a lot to do with using real bronze…

T. J. Stone says:

Great strings, even if a little short-lived I tried many different types of strings before I found D’Addario EJ11s. Now they are practically the only strings I will put on an acoustic guitar. They have a beautiful bright, crisp sound, and a deep, projecting lower end. Just be aware that this comes at a price. The great initial sound of these strings typically fades within a couple weeks, and they will be completely dead within a few months. That said, for those who play often and don’t mind the price or hassle of replacing their strings…

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