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D'Addario EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings EXP16 Light/Blue 12-53

Item# DAD_EXP16
$12.09List Price $25.99
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Item Description

Dave Matthews prefers EXP16's on his acoustic, what's your flavor?

D'Addario EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings provide more sound per strum than traditional non-coated strings!

"D'Addario EXP strings provide insurance against corrosion and tarnish. The coating helps preserve the crisp tone that Dave prefers." - Monk (Dave Matthew's guitar tech)

D'Addario EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Stringsoffer a warm, well balanced acoustic tone, with bright intonation and a "fret-friendly" round wound feel of traditional non-coated strings, that last 3 to 4 times longer. The micro-fine EXP coating on the wrap wire, and the compound plated steel strings, resist corrosion, extending the same natural tone and feel you would get from the best selling D'Addario EJ Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings.

D’Addario’s EXP Coated Strings now feature plain steel strings and hexagonal cores made of our revolutionary NY High Carbon Steel. Envisioned, perfected, and manufactured by D’Addario in New York, this newly engineered, break-resistant, high-carbon steel wire delivers unprecedented strength and pitch stability. Combined with the highest quality wrap wire materials, precision drawn and micro-coated on our advanced proprietary machinery, each EXP set maintains that familiar uncoated tone while adding up to 4 times more life!

To SAVE BIG, see if the gauge you want is available in our:
D'Addario EXP Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - 10 Pack!

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D'Addario EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Single Acoustic Guitar Strings


EXP15 Extra Light 10 14 23 30 39 47

EXP26 Custom Light 11 15 22 32 42 52

EXP16 Light 12 16 24 32 42 53

EXP17 Medium 13 17 26 35 45 56

EXP19 Bluegrass 12 16 25 35 45 56

D'Addario EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings EXP16 Light/Blue 12-53
D'Addario EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings EXP15 Extra Light/Orange 10-47
D'Addario EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings EXP26 Custom Light/Purple 11-52
D'Addario EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings EXP17 Medium/Red 13-56
D'Addario EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings EXP19 Bluegrass/Yellow 12-56

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D'Addario has incorporated Corrosion Intercept Technology with their environmentally friendly packaging to insure your strings are green, and fresh for the pickin'!

The application of Corrosion Intercept Technology, developed by Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs, is the most significant development in string packaging since D'Addario pioneered the environmental string package in 1992. Each Corrosion Intercept bag employs a plastic which contains a gas-neutralizing barrier in the polymer matrix. This barrier reacts with and neutralizes gasses which cause materials to tarnish, guaranteeing that your D'Addario strings are as fresh and tarnish-free as the day we packaged them. Since Corrosion Intercept bags are both environmentally friendly and completely recyclable, they'll keep our planet untarnished as well.

Also, as a result of D'Addario's Player's Points Program, several tons of packaging redeemed for D'Addario gear gets systematically recycled every year.

All D'Addario packaging is either produced from recycled materials or is completely recyclable.


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100% Recommend this product (4 of 4 responses)
By James
Powder Springs, GA
My "Go To" Strings!
February 7, 2021
I have tried a lot of different strings, but always came back to D'Addario. They are simply the best. I have used them for years and like trying all of their strings, but the strings I always seem like the best are the EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze strings. Unlike another popular brand, the D'Addario strings are coated before they are wound, so the coating doesn't start flaking off, as is the case with strings that are coated after they are wound. The EXP's last a good long time, they sound great, with good tone, resonance, and duration. What more could you ask for in a guitar string? That's why I always use them! Not only would I recommend them, but I give them as Christmas gifts to my guitar playing friends.
By Evgenii
Buffalo, NY
Decent choice
November 27, 2020
Good, durable strings with rich sound. I personally found them a little too "cold" and "metallic" sounding, but if that's what you are after - these are a good choice
By Douglas
Portland, Oregon
Great tone
September 24, 2020
EXP strings really bring out the wood characteristic of my Dreadnaught guitar compared to other brands. Also the color of the ball ends helps with identifying the strings.
  • 1. Can handle aggressive strumming
  • 2. Longer useful life (2-3mths in my case)
  • 3. Great tone
  • A little bit higher tension compared to same gauge strings of other bands
By John
Midland, ON
Best Acoustic Strings!!
January 21, 2020
Absolutely the best coated acoustic strings I have tried yet. Last a super long time with far less fraying than the other top brands in this class. Superior tone...highly recommend!!!!
  • Stage, studio, campfire....the only strings you need.
  • NONE.

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