29% Recommend this product (2 of 7 responses)
By Michael B.
Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada
Lovely tone. . .
March 3, 2020
I bought these strings originally because of their light tension. I recently built a classical guitar and was paranoid that regular tension strings would pull my creation apart. I shouldn't have worried. But now I buy these strings because my old fingers can handle them better than the higher tension ones, and I love the soft mellow sound they produce. They're D'Addario. You can't go wrong.
By Roy B.
October 1, 2019
Light tension but still a big string (at least in the trebles) . . .in general, these don't feel like "light" strings under my fingers - they are not wimpy. . . .but they do not have the volume that the mediums have. Everything's a trade off.
ProsFeel meaty in the left hand.
ConsNot very loud
Pro Arte Light tension strings
April 22, 2011
My finger tips are very sore from playing a folk guitar with heavy strings and needed something lighter for my classical guitar. These strings are great. The classical still sounds great. Once my finger tips are back to normal will switch back to Pro arte Normal Tension. Light Tension are hard to find. I strongly recommend these strings if you need them.
By Rowan S.
D'Addario Classical Guitar Pro Arte Lights
September 26, 2010
I have small hands and usually struggle with the standard classical guitar scale length. I find these strings, with their lighter touch make it much easier for me to reach and hold down chords that require a stretch, especially below fifth postion. I've had them on for about 3 or 4 weeks now and so far they are holding their tone beautifully. I don't detect any compromise in tone compared with the medium tension strings I've mostly used up until now (but I don't play with a drummer or in a large noisy room). A very nice set of strings at an affordable price.
August 1, 2010
Great strings and really inexpensive. Great response and long lasting. I use these on my flamenco guitar. Hannabach are great but expensive and the bass ones (EAD) wear out quick. Thus I use bass by D'Addario and violin Hannabach as they last and sound great.
By Richard B.
D'Addario Classical Guitar Pro Arte Silverplated, light
March 22, 2010
I agree totally with Roy Atkins, whose review convinced me to purchase these. I have a Takamine Hirade 1977, that was modeled on the mid-60s Ramirez 1A, which, as classical guitarists know, produce beautiful tone at the cost of hard-to-play long scale length. These strings solve that problem.
By Roy A.
D'Addario Classical Guitar Pro Arte EJ43
December 31, 2009
I use these strings because I do not have the strength in my left hand because of some major accidents with the left hand. These strings are easier to press down and the sound is quite comprable to normal tension.