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D’Addario EXP36 with NY Steel 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings, Coated, Light, 10-47


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. EXP coated phosphor bronze strings have a natural round wound feel and sound fresh and bright with a “new string tone” that lasts three to four times longer than traditional guitar strings.

Product Features

  • Optimized 12-string gauges for tone and comfortable playability
  • Extra-bright tone mixed with deep and projecting bottom end, EXP Coated for 4 times more life
  • Includes D’Addario’s exclusive NY Steel, the same high carbon steel found in the NYXL series for unprecedented strength and pitch stability.
  • Environmentally friendly, corrosion resistant packaging for strings that are always fresh
  • String Gauges: Plain Steel .010/.10, .014/.014, Bronze Wound .023/.008(p), .030/.012(p), .039/.018(p), .047/.027(w)

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J. Kim says:

Good value After playing for years with Elixir Nanoweb 80/20’s, I decided to experiment with a few different coated strings. I tried the Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze, Dean Markley Alchemy Gold Phosphor (now discontinued) and these EXP16s. Ultimately, I preferred the Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze the best, but the EXP16 are cheaper and the difference didn’t warrant the extra cost, so I decided to stick with these for now. I wasn’t a fan of the Alchemys because of their rough texture and high tension. The…

cdub53 says:

Best coated strings on the market

Elliot Knapp says:

Coated update These strings are essentially a coated version of the EJ16 light phosphor bronze strings I’ve been playing since I first picked up acoustic guitar 14 years ago. I remember when I first started playing I thought that the similarly-coated Elixir strings were the bee’s knees, but after playing for a while began to prefer the tone of the less expensive D’Addario strings as they seemed to break in quicker and not retain that twangy sound as long as the Elixirs. The coating on these strings is not…

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