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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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By Connie S.
Twentynine Palms, CA
And the Winner is ...........
January 12, 2021
I conducted a Savarez Corum Alliance 500aj vs. D'Addario Pro Arte durability test as described below. I exclusively use "Alaska Piks" on all 5 fingers. The winner is D'Addario Pro Arte. D'Addario Pro Arte HT Silver Plated strings lasted a total of 125 hours of playing time (39 performances and 7 rehearsals from October 16 - November 22, ) before the D string went "dead" for tone and the low E and A strings were beginning to hint of deadness - but still playable. There was no breakage or visible signs of nearing breakage.

Therefore there is no question that D'Addario Pro Arte provide at least 77 hours more of playing time than Savarez and cost less. Savarez usually last only 48 hours before the D string breaks somewhere between the 3rd and 5th fret.

As a side note, D'Addario Pro Arte durability is offset by a much harsher tone …… similar to bailing wire …… but the D'Addario Pro Arte harsh tone mellows out somewhat after about 24 hours of playing time.

From an economic perspective - those players who need as much mileage from strings as possible - D'Addario Pro Arte should be the first choice.
  • Long lasting
  • Harsh tone that eventually mellows out.
By Doug H.
D'Addario hard tension Pro Arte' strings
August 20, 2011
I 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...
By Francisco T.
D'Addario Pro Arte Classical Strings
March 1, 2011
I'm pleased to say that I'm very happy with subject strings. Your timely shipping and customer interest is a refreshing change. I will be using your service in the future.
Best Regards,
F. Trevino
By Hai L.
January 5, 2011
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By Lance B.
November 5, 2010
I have used these strings for years. It is most convenient to be able to purchase them online. Of course, I think these are the best at the price range for me.
By Bill
D'addario Classical Hard
May 5, 2010
I love these strings. The hard tension is perfect on my guitar. I've come to use D'addario for 4 different instruments.
By hewlett C.
D'Addario J46 strings
April 28, 2010
I have used most all nylon strings available at one time or another. I have played performed in concert in snow and 104 degree weather. The D'addarios are the least affected by temperature and outlast all others for performance and longevity.

By pal
December 27, 2009
Good product. Good price






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.


"Pro·Arté 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 Pro·Arté 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 Pro·Arté  classics, you get the same exact string diameter to within four ten-thousandths of an inch.

The wound strings in the Pro·Arté 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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