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D'Addario Classical Guitar Pro Arte SP Hard, .0285 - .044, EJ46

D'Addario Classical Guitar Pro Arte SP Hard, .0285 - .044, EJ46
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D'Addario Classical Guitar Pro Arte SP Hard, .0285 - .044, EJ465Doug H.August 20, 2011I have played these over the years and they are so easily available, they are popular. Every shop has them and they seem to be uniform quality and tone. The trebles are a bit 'sticky' and are nt my favorites, but generally they are a very good choice if you are on a budget, and want to see whether you like hard tension strings. As a steel string acoustic and electric player, I find hard tension classical feel better to me. I play at intermediate level for classical guitar, so the Pro Arte' is a good choice all around. they are not my favorite set, but they are good enough for most uses and are a 'known quantity' available everywhere and are priced well here...






1st E

Clear Nylon



2nd B

Clear Nylon



3rd G

Clear Nylon



4th D

Silverplated Copper Wound on Nylon



5th A

Silverplated Copper Wound on Nylon



6th E

Silverplated Copper Wound on Nylon



Emanuelle Segre and The California Guitar Trio use EJ46.


"ProArté classic guitar strings are just that -- classics. The treble strings are made from a harder formulation of nylon, and are precision extruded to guarantee a string that's even in diameter from one end to the other. And as an added quality-control measure, every single ProArté treble string is hand-fed through a laser micrometer and sorting station to ensure that the string in your package tunes to the exact playing tension you're looking for.

Nylon is extruded in molten form; this process yields material that can vary in diameter by plus or minimum one thousandth of an inch. Though this difference is only about one fourth the thickness of a human hair, professionally trained classical guitarists can sense the contrast in string tension when the diameter varies by small amounts. The solution to the problem presented by this tension variable was to apply the latest technological advancements to the building of a sorting station, which utilizes a laser micrometer and a high-speed computer. The laser takes nearly 200 measurements on each string, compares and averages the data, and drops the measured string into the proper tension bin.

What's the end result? Every time you purchase your favorite tension of ProArté  classics, you get the same exact string diameter to within four ten-thousandths of an inch.

The wound strings in the ProArté line are wound with silver-plated copper or 80/20 bronze wires on D'Addario's own computer-controlled automatic winding machinery and are available in 4 different tensions for classic guitar.

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