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D'Addario Classical Guitar Pro Arte Lightly Polished Silverplated Clear Nylon Hard, .0285 - .044, EJ46LP

D'Addario Classical Guitar Pro Arte Lightly Polished Silverplated Clear Nylon Hard, .0285 - .044, EJ46LP
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By Don M.
, NC
Really eliminates the squeK
August 25, 2021
I only rated this set a 4 because they have only ben on the guitar for a week. But, they are very promissing. The sound is full both acoustic and amplified. My guitar is an Ibanez GA35 which has an incredible piezo/preamp system on board. I decided to try the polished strings in orde to reduce my squeaking, and they are doing a great job of that. Very happy so far.
ProsReduces squeaking, sounds full
By Michael J.
D'Addario Classical guitar Pro Arte: EJ46LP
February 1, 2010
I am in the process of testing as many strings as possible for my 3 classical guitars. So far, these are the best I've tried on all 3 guitars, though one likes hard strings, the other two like normal tension. You need to be careful installing hard strings on some guitars. These strings last a very long time and settle in quickly (about 1 week) to where tuning up before playing is a matter of slightly adjusting one or maybe 2 strings - often not at all. These strings are easy to install and tone is equal in sound and intensity throughout all strings. They come with two G strings; I prefer the carbon (colored) string to the clear as it is a bit stronger in tone and clearer.






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




"These D'Addario Lightly Polished Composites were developed with touring and recording professionals who were looking to reduce finger noise and friction on their wound bass strings without sacrificing overall classical string tone. During prototype testing, these strings were distributed to our roster of professional classical guitar string endorsees. The response was overwhelmingly positive.

"Lightly Polished Composite strings result from the application of today's latest technologies. The unique composite core polymer and a totally new winding and polishing system make these the first polished wound strings with the tone and projection of unpolished strings. Truly a breakthrough product."


"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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