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
D'Addario's most popular choice for heavy strumming, flat-picking and resonant, projecting tone
Preferred for its warm, bright, and well balanced acoustic tone
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 .014, .018, Phosphor Bronze Wound .027, .039, .049, .059; AC Phosphor Bronze Set 14-59
When D'Addario introduced the world to phosphor bronze strings in 1974, guitarists everywhere fell in love with their rich and warm tone, and string manufacturers everywhere quickly jumped on the band wagon. But D'Addario phosphor bronze strings, like EJ18s are different. They're kind of like a good pair of designer jeans — they start off feeling comfortable and broken in (not stiff or rigid) and yet they seem to last forever!
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.