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D'Addario Folk Guitar Silk & Steel, .011 - .047, EJ40

D'Addario Folk Guitar Silk & Steel, .011 - .047, EJ40
Manufacturer:
D'Addario
Manufacturer Part #:
EJ40
SKU:
DAD_EJ40
Price:
$8.84

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By David D.
Great, but short lived
September 6, 2015
These strings are a joy to play. The light tension translates to moderate volume, but that's OK with me. Light tension is also much easier on the structural components of the guitar -- bridge, neck and top. EJ40's are a DREAM to fret with only slightly more tension required than nylon strings. the only downside, in my opinion, is durability. The low-E and A strings went dead on my Seagull Entourage acoustic-electric after just a couple weeks of light to moderate playing -- a big problem for a guitar that doesn't produce strong bass tone to begin with. I just restrung with Martin M130 Silk & Steels and will review them as well. I'd recommend these strings if you don't mind frequent string changes and the associated cost. Fortunately, they settle in quickly and seem to stay in tune nicely.
By D T.
D'Addario Folk Guitar Silk & Steel, .011 - .047, EJ40
March 11, 2011
Great Strings; Sound is superb.
By Dick M.
Review
April 16, 2010
These are really nice strings with a sweet mellow sound. Not sure how long they'll last--this is the first set I've used--but I really like them. I have them on a Taylor 314.
By Greg O.
D'Addario EJ14 11-47
March 31, 2010
T have a guitar made by the person that made my 1st, but this one has a smaller neck compared to the other. I have been searching for a long time to find a string that is compatible with this neck, and I have found it with the EJ14. Thank you for Just Strings, and your patience with me. Always helpful.

-Greg
By Jeffrey G.
Silk and Steel
August 14, 2009
For those of us who play a wide range of music on their acoustic steel strings and started out finger picking on smaller bodied guitars. If the 1960s' Goya Bronze Compound strings were your favorite these are the closest in vogue today. Also consider the Plectrum Light (.011-.050) from Thomastik Infeld. Silk and Steel are a terrific match with a light and graceful voice. They don't last forever, but when these striongs are in the zone they're wonderful. Also forgiving for tender fingered beginners.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st E

Plain Steel Lock Twist Ball End

.011

19.8

2nd B

Plain Steel Lock Twist Ball End

.014

18.2

3rd G

Silverplated Copper Wound on Silk and Steel

.023

24.1

4th D

Silverplated Copper Wound on Silk and Steel

.028

20.2

5th A

Silverplated Copper Wound on Silk and Steel

.038

21.3

6th E

Silverplated Copper Wound on Silk and Steel

.047

18.2



 

"D'Addario Folk Silk and Steels consist of silverplated copper wire wound on a layer of multi-filament nylon (silk was once used) over a steel core. Easy on the fingers, they deliver a soft, mellow tone and are a favorite of traditional finger-picking style players."

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