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D'Addario Acoustic Guitar 80/20 Environmental Bluegrass, .012 - .056, EJ14

D'Addario Acoustic Guitar 80/20 Environmental Bluegrass, .012 - .056, EJ14
Manufacturer:
D'Addario
Manufacturer Part #:
EJ14
SKU:
DAD_EJ14
Price:
$4.41

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By george lange
March 22, 2015
80/20 bronze
I put them on my Bourgeois d-150 and noticed a big difference in the sound of my guitar. The strings are brighter and have a nicer bass response and than the Martin strings I had on. I am very impressed with this product.
By Curly
September 13, 2013
Happy with the sound
I do indeed play bluegrass, so these strings had my name on 'em. Got a set last winter to try out. They seemed to take some time to "open up" acoustically, but the strings have proven to be durable and appealing over the long haul. I think I'm on my third set and plan to keep using them. I'm curious as to what the Phosphor-Bronze Bluegrass set sounds like, but I am loathe to mess with success.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st E

Plain Steel Locked Twist Ball End

.012

23.3

2nd B

Plain Steel Locked Twist Ball End

.016

23.3

3rd G

80/20 Bronze Round Wound

.025

31.9

4th D

80/20 Bronze Round Wound

.035

34.8

5th A

80/20 Bronze Round Wound

.045

32.8

6th E

80/20 Bronze Round Wound

.056

27.9



 

"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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