The D’Addario guitar strings brand comes with a widespread reputation for quality. The company was founded in New York City by Domenico D’Addario and his sons, John and Tony.
From the manufacturer
Available for Acoustic Guitar
D’Addario’s Most Popular Acoustic Guitar String
Pioneered in 1974 and still revered today, Phosphor Bronze has become synonymous with warm, well-balanced acoustic tone. Phosphor Bronze strings are precision wound onto a carefully drawn, hexagonally-shaped high carbon steel core. The result is lasting, vivid sound with excellent intonation.
D’Addario Acoustic Guitar Strings
Full Tonal Spectrum
Full Tonal Spectrum Full Tonal Spectrum Bright & Deep Clear & Focused Semi-Bright Warm & Mellow Feel
Smooth Natural Natural Natural Natural Natural Life
Maximum Extended Standard Enhanced Enhanced Standard Coated
✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ Enhanced Break Strength
✔ ✔ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ Enhanced Tuning Stability
✔ ✔ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ Number of Strings
6 or 12
6 or 12 6 or 12 6 or 12 6 or 12 6 6 or 12
HEX CORE CONSTRUCTION
Six Sides of Stability
- The precision drawn hex core was pioneered by D’Addario, to allow the wrap wire to grip the core.
STRING WINDING TECHNOLOGY
Wound to Perfection 700,000 times a day
- String winding equipment built by D’Addario creates between 500,000 and 700,000 strings per day.
Exact Standards. Extraordinary Measures.
- D’Addario’s wire drawing machines produce wire to our specs, yielding high performance products.
1 HEX CORE CONSTRUCTION 2 STRING WINDING TECHNOLOGY 3 WIRE DRAWING
- “D’Addario strings are the only strings I play, and they are the only strings I will ever play.”
- Chris plays Phosphor Bronze 13-56
- “D’Addario has been my string choice for over 30 years because they sound the best.”
- Ray plays Phosphor Bronze 12-53
- “Bluegrass is about standards and consistency. Phosphor Bronze strings help make this possible. D’Addario is the only brand of strings I’ll use.”
- Chris plays Phosphor Bronze 13-56
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Morgan Bailey –
I’m just a beginner, but I felt like the strings that came on my very cheap guitar didn’t sound very good. These do sound cleaner and have a better feel to me.
David L. –
Great strings for beginners to intermediate, and also great for not being too loud for times you want to play but not disturb the neighbors!
Andrew Glivic –
I’m getting older and thought I’d try these very light strings. They are easier to play. I have a high frequency hearing loss and notice the tone disappearing after 2 to 3 weeks of intermittent playing. I put on 11’s yesterday and the tone of the slightly heavier strings was noticeably better right out of the box. So if you just want a light string to practice on, and you don’t mind changing them frequently, these will work. If you plan to play in front of an audience, I would recommend something heavier to insure a better tone. Cheers
The Chief –
My go to strings are the D’addario lights. I’ve been using them almost exclusively for a while.I decided to give these a shot on my Martin D-35E. The difference is relatively noticable, especially when plugged in. They are a big more difficult to play, though. A bit more pressure required to prevent buzz and get a good tone.Don’t get my wrong, these are great strings, they just won’t be my go to ones. They were worth the try to change it up!
Brandon Campbell –
I’ve been devoted to D’Addario’s since 1985 (and I’ve tried other strings). Whether I was playing rock or jazz. These really bring out a nice warm sound on my Eastman acoustic archtop… The only thing was deciding which gauge to use. This guitar seems to like the 13’s best :). You can hear them in our video of “Mexican Radio” by Brandon Campbell and the Northwest Three (YouTube).
Edward Yapyapan –
John R. –
I have a Takamine GJ72CE-12NAT Jumbo body w/spruce top, maple sides, back and neck. I removed 1 shim from each saddle, removed the D’Addario EJ38 .010 set, and installed the D’Addario EJ41 .009 -.045 set. I get a wonderful loud sound with brilliant balanced warmth and crispness. Much has to do with the Jumbo body and the woods used, but the strings DID make a noticeable difference as well – both in tone and easier playability on a 12 string. They hold tune very well, so if problems arise, it’s your stringing technique – or lack of one. Get a motorized battery string winder for consistency in keeping tension while winding strings.
Jim Weeks –
Nice tone and feel
Crisp clear beautiful sound! I’ve been buying this brand for years and just switched to from medium light gauge on my grand auditorium. Very little difference in sound is a small difference in base tones but it sure is easier to play bare chords. I keep saying I’ll try another brand just for fun but I can’t bring myself to do it since they sound so good and they last! Great product for the money.
April Ball –
I’ve been a loyal user of D’Addario strings for many years but this was my first time trying the phosphor bronze and what a nice surprise! Love the sound but love the feel even more. Didn’t make my fingers sore at all!