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D'Addario Acoustic Guitar 80/20 Custom Light, .011 - .052, EJ13

D'Addario Acoustic Guitar 80/20 Custom Light, .011 - .052, EJ13
Manufacturer:
D'Addario
Manufacturer Part #:
EJ13
SKU:
DAD_EJ13
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$4.29
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D'Addario Acoustic Guitar 80/20 Custom Light, .011 - .052, EJ135Joseph SpeckmanDecember 9, 2010I have used D'Addario light guitar strings on my Martin D-35 for years and find them to be excellent. I recently completed building an Om model guitar and set it up with the same strings. The Om being a smaller lighter body than my dreadnought, with a thinner top, I felt needed more brightness than I got from the D'Addario light guitar strings. I found the custom light strings to be an improvement in this area, with the added advantage of easier playability due to the thinner strings. So far I am pleased with the result.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st E

Plain Steel Locked Twist Ball End

.011

19.6

2nd B

Plain Steel Locked Twist Ball End

.015

20.5

3rd G

80/20 Bronze Round Wound

.022

24.8

4th D

80/20 Bronze Round Wound

.032

29.5

5th A

80/20 Bronze Round Wound

.042

28.4

6th E

80/20 Bronze Round Wound

.052

24.3



 

"In the late 1930's, a young John D'Addario, Sr. met world famous luthier John D'Angelico (of course, at that time D'Angelico was not the household name amongst guitarists that it is today) and the two became close friends and business associates. These were the days before amplification, and D'Angelico, always looking for ways of getting more sound out of the guitar, encouraged D'Addario to experiment with new materials and methods. Together, they pioneered the basic set of acoustic guitar string core-to-wrap wire specifications that are now used the world over.

Their developments include the concept of using a smaller core-to-wrap wire ratio, the use of hexagon shaped core wires, the development of 80/20 bronze (technically known as brass), and the idea of giving guitarists the choice of light, medium, and heavy gauges. For decades D'Angelico and other leading luthiers purchased strings from the D'Addario family.

D'Addario's 80/20 bronze strings have the fullest fundamental low end and an extremely bright high end that tends to mellow more quickly than phosphor or 85-15 bronze alloys. 85-15 bronze alloys provide a more even tonal range." 

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